The HIRAKU 3MT Competition is an exciting opportunity for doctorate students to effectively explain their research within a limited time-span of three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. The Competition aims to develop the doctorates’ presentation and research communication skills, while leading to broader society (as the audience) further enhancing their positive understanding of doctorate resources and researches.
The Competition is held as a part of the initiatives of the consortium program, “Home for Innovative Researchers and Academic Knowledge Users (HIRAKU)” , with the cooperation of national, public and private universities in Western Japan (mainly in the Chugoku/Shikoku regions), as well as various companies and public institutions.
This Competition has been held annually since 2015, with this year being the 8th edition of the Competition.
November 23 (Wednesday, Japanese National Holiday), 2022
Doctorate students (from any research field) enrolled at any university in Japan as of November 23, 2022.
※ Excluding students enrolled in master’s programs and/or professional degree programs.
Two (Japanese and English)
The Competition will be held across two judgement stages for each division.
Only those who complete the Competition Entry will be able to upload their presentation videos, therefore, please complete the Competition Entry first.
※As you will be expected to come in person to Hiroshima University for the Final Stage if you are selected as a Finalist, a part of your travel expenses is planned to be covered.
＊In addition to the above, several video presentations from the Video Presentation Screening stage will be selected for a Sponsor Award (these awards will be specifically titled after the Special Sponsors’ names).
Please carefully read and follow the instructions of the Application Guideline, and thereafter, choose a division (Japanese or English), and then fill in the appropriate Competition Entry Form within the link for each division below.
“Home for Innovative Researchers and Academic Knowledge Users (HIRAKU)” Operating Council Office
(Global Career Design Center, Hiroshima University)
TEL: 082-424-6213 Email: email@example.com
Special Sponsors / Sponsors: Please refer to HIRAKU homepage.
Japan Science and Technology Agency