HIRAKU 3MT Competition 2019 – Call for Presenters!!

update: May. 31. 2019

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Description of the Competition
HIRAKU 3MT Competition is exciting opportunity for Ph.D. students to effectively explain their research in limited three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. It aims to develop their presentation and research communication skills, while expecting broader society as audience to deepen positive understanding in doctorate resources/researches.

Doctorate Students enrolled at Hiroshima University, Yamaguchi University, Tokushima University, Ehime University, Gifu University, Kagawa University, Kochi University, Naruto University of Education, Okayama University, Shimane University, Tottori University, National Institute of Genetics, Hiroshima City University, Hiroshima International University, Kochi University of Technology, Prefectural University of Hiroshima, Ritsumeikan University

●Japanese Section ●English Section
(You can apply to both sections. Pre-screening might be conducted depending on the enrolled university.)

Registration for Entry:
Please send e-mail with “HIRAKU 3MT Competition 2019 Application” in the Subject Title and the following information in the e-mail contents, to the respective contact office in charge at each university by noon Wednesday, July 10, 2019; (1) Name of University, Graduate School, Research Department (2) School Year (3) Name/Furikana (4) Phone Number and (5) Section to Apply (Japanese or English), (6) Presentation Title. Application procedure / Deadline may differ by university.

>> Guideline for Applicants(pdf,257KB) 
>> 別紙1/Appendix1(pdf,327KB)
>> Appendix2(pdf,1MB)
Deadline: Wednesday Noon, July 10, 2019

3MT References:
 ★ HIRAKU 3MT Competition 2019 Presentation Workshop @Hiroshima/Tokushima University

 ★ HIRAKU 3MT Competition Past Winning Presentations
 ★ Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) - APAC 3MT Finalists from previous years
 ★ HIRAKU 3MT Competition 2018 – Pre-training Session
 ★ 3MT TIPS “How to talk about your thesis in 3 minutes”

What’s Three Minutes Thesis (3MT®)?
Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) celebrates the exciting research conducted by PhD students around the world. Developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), the competition cultivates students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills. The first 3MT competition was held at UQ in 2008 with 160 Research Higher Degree students competing. In 2009 and 2010 the 3MT competition was promoted to other Australian and New Zealand universities and enthusiasm for the concept grew. Since 2011, the popularity of the competition has increased and 3MT competitions are now held in over 600 universities and institutions across 59 countries worldwide.
>> Click here for more details.
Three Minutes Competition for Future Doctors 2016 (HIRAKU 3MT)
>> Click here for more details.

Host Organization / Contacts:
HIRAKU Operating Council Office (or HIRAKU 3MT Operating Office)
Global Career Design Center, Hiroshima University
TEL: 082-424-2058  E-mail: hiraku3m■hiroshima-u.ac.jp  *Please replace ■ with @.

【Date】 Saturday, September 14, 2019 13:00 – 17:15
【Venue】 Large Hall, Higashi Hiroshima Arts & Culture Hall (Kurara)
7-19, Saijo Sakaemachi, Higashihiroshi, 739-0015
【Participation Fee】 Free
【Schedule – Key Dates to Note】
July l0 Deadline of the Application
Late July Presenters to be finalized
September 14 HIRAKU 3MT Competition 2019
13:00 Opening Remarks
13:10 Create your Future! What’s happening in the research frontline?
13:30 Create your Future in Three Minutes!
15:20 Break
15:25 Create your Future with One piece of Paper! Poster Session
16:25 Break
16:30 Award Ceremony
17:10 Closing Remarks
Note: Program contents are subject to change
●Global Challenge Award
●Special Sponsor Award
●People’s Choice
*We will be sending the Global Challenge Award recipient to the 2020 Asia-Pacific 3MT Finals (3MT®) to be held in Australia.
* We are planning to finalize recipients of each award per section (Japanese and English), but we may combine the two sections for some awards.

Co-Host: Global Science Campus Hiroshima, Hiroshima University Organization of the Leading Graduate Education Program (“Phoenix Leader Education Program for Renaissance from Radiation Disaster” and “TAOYAKA PROGRAM for creating a flexible, enduring, peaceful society”)
Special Sponsors: Special Sponsros: Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., KONICA MINOLTA, INC., Springer Nature, Chugai Technos Corporation, TODA KOGYO CORP., THE JAPAN STEEL WORKS, LTD., Micron Memory Japan G.K and Mazda Motor Corporation
Sponsors: KYOWA HAKKO BIO CO.,LTD. Yamaguchi Production Center, NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION, NH Foods Ltd. R&D Center, Nomura Research Institute, Ltd.
Supported by: Higashi-Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefectural Board of Education,Hiroshima University Sendajuku, Toastmasters International
Funded by: Nakatsuji Foresight Foundation


Open Opportunities

Call for Applications