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HIRAKU 3MT Competition 2022 – Call to Join the Audience

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.

For the first time in three years, this year’s Competition will be conducted on-site (and also be simultaneously live streamed).

Members of the audience who pre-register for the event will have the opportunity to vote and decide the recipient of the People’s Choice Award for the both of the divisions. We are looking forward to your participation.

What’s the HIRAKU 3MT Competition?

Introductory video

Date & Time

November 23 (Wednesday, Japanese National Holiday), 2022  



Hiroshima University Satake Memorial Hall (Higashi-Hiroshima campus) (access)


Open to the public. All are welcome!


12:15 Opening

13:00 Opening Session
    Opening Remarks: OCHI Mitsuo, President, Hiroshima University
    Guest Speech: Alastair McEWAN, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, The University of Queensland, Australia

13:05 The Three-Minute Presentations (Japanese Division)

14:00 Panel Talk (Japanese Division)
    Moderator: HONDA Takayuki, Freelance Science Communicator

14:45 Break

15:00 The Three-Minute Presentations (English Division)

15:55 Panel Talk (English Division)
    Moderator: David Hajime KORNHAUSER, Director, Office of Global Communications, Kyoto University

16:40 Closing Session
    Award Ceremony
    Closing Remarks: MIYATANI Makoto, Executive Vice President, Hiroshima University

17:00 End

※ Details of the Program are subject to change.

Registration to Join the Audience

Please register using the form below.

Deadline:  November 21, 2022 (Monday)

Audience Pre-registration Form 

※ Pre-registration is required if you wish to vote
※ Pre-registration is required if you wish to watch the live stream


HIRAKU 3MT Competition 2022 Operating Office
TEL: 080-2945-9233 (Office hours: weekdays from 10:00 to 17:30)  Email: info@3mt.hiroshima-u.ac.jp

Host Organization

“Home for Innovative Researchers and Academic Knowledge Users (HIRAKU)” Operating Council Office
(Global Career Design Center, Hiroshima University)

TEL:  082-424-6213     Email:  info@3mt.hiroshima-u.ac.jp


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