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About Coimbra Group 3-Minute-Thesis Jagiellonian University

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COIMBRA GROUP 3-MINUTE-THESIS JAGIELLONIAN UNIVERSITY (CG 3MT JU) jest konkursem skierowanym do doktorantów, w którym przedstawiają oni swoją pracę badawczą podczas 3-minutowej prezentacji w języku angielskim, używając tylko jednego slajdu.

Reguły konkursów, organizowanych na całym świecie pod nazwą 3 Minute Thesis (3MT), zostały opracowane w 2008 roku na Uniwersytecie Queensland w Australii. Od 2017 roku Coimbra Group - sieć najstarszych i najbardziej prestiżowych uniwersytetów w Europie - przeprowadza finał konkursu 3MT podczas swojego corocznego walnego zgromadzenia.

W 2020 roku Uniwersytet Jagielloński, jako członek Coimbra Group, organizuje 1. edycję konkursu COIMBRA GROUP 3-MINUTE-THESIS JAGIELLONIAN UNIVERSITY, która odbędzie się pod patronatem rektora UJ prof. Wojciecha Nowaka. Dla zdobywców trzech pierwszych miejsc przewidziane są atrakcyjne nagrody, m.in. wyjazdy na staże naukowo-badawcze do wybranego uniwersytetu zrzeszonego w Coimbra Group. Ponadto zwycięzca CG 3MT JU ma szansę reprezentować Uniwersytet Jagielloński podczas finału konkursu, który w tym roku odbędzie się w Montpellier.

English version

COIMBRA GROUP 3-MINUTE-THESIS JAGIELLONIAN UNIVERSITY (CG 3MT JU) is a contest for PhD students in which they may introduce their research during a 3-minute presentation consisting of only one slide.

The regulations of 3-Minute-Thesis (3MT) contests, now held worldwide, were created in 2008 by the University of Queensland, Australia. The Coimbra Group - a network of the oldest and most prestigious universities in Europe - has been holding the final of 3MT contest during its yearly General Assembly since 2017.

In 2020, the Jagiellonian University, as a member of the Coimbra Group, is organising the first edition of the COIMBRA GROUP 3-MINUTE-THESIS JAGIELLONIAN UNIVERSITY® contest. It will be held under the honorary patronage of the Rector of the Jagiellonian University. Participants chosen by the Jury for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded with prestigious prizes, such as research trips to universities constituting the Coimbra Group. Moreover, the winner of CG 3MT JU will be nominated by the Jagiellonian University to represent it in 3MT final, this year held in Montpellier.

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Rules

What is CG 3MT JU?

About the competition

The 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition requires doctoral researchers to compete to deliver the best research presentation in just 3 minutes (and one slide). It is based on a concept developed by the University of Queensland which quickly spread across Australia and New Zealand, and has since then gone global.
COIMBRA GROUP 3-MINUTE-THESIS JAGIELLONIAN UNIVERSITY (CG 3MT JU) competition has been organised at the Jagiellonian University since 2020.

Rules of the competition

  • A single static PowerPoint slide is permitted. No slide transitions, animations or 'movement' of any description are allowed. The slide is to be presented from the beginning of the oration.
  • No additional electronic media (e.g. sound and video files) are permitted.
  • No additional props (e.g. costumes, musical instruments, laboratory equipment) are permitted.
  • Presentations are limited to 3 minutes maximum and competitors exceeding 3 minutes are disqualified.
  • Presentations are to be spoken word (e.g. no poems, raps or songs).
  • Presentations are to commence from the stage.
  • Presentations are considered to have commenced when a presenter starts their presentation through either movement or speech.
  • The decision of the adjudicating panel is final.

Judging Criteria

Comprehension and content

  • Did the presentation provide an understanding of the background and significance to the research question being addressed, while explaining terminology and avoiding jargon?
  • Did the presentation clearly describe the impact and/or results of the research, including conclusions and outcomes?
  • Did the presentation follow a clear and logical sequence?
  • Was the thesis topic, research significance, results/impact and outcomes communicated in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience?
  • Did the presenter spend adequate time on each element of their presentation - or did they elaborate for too long on one aspect or was the presentation rushed?

Engagement and communication

  • Did the oration make the audience want to know more?
  • Was the presenter careful not to trivialise or generalise their research?
  • Did the presenter convey enthusiasm for their research?
  • Did the presenter capture and maintain their audience's attention?
  • Did the speaker have sufficient stage presence, eye contact and vocal range; maintain a steady pace, and have a confident stance?
  • Did the PowerPoint slide enhance the presentation - was it clear, legible, and concise?

Regulations

Regulamin

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2020 Edition

Registration

Coimbra Group 3-Minute-Thesis Jagiellonian University application form is available at forms.office.com.

Applications are open until February 10th 2020.

Calendar

  • Application period: January 20th - February 10th 2020.
  • Review of the applications: up to 5 days after receiving the application by organisers but no later than February 15th 2020.
  • Eliminations: February 26th 2020, 5.30 pm, Auditorium Maximum UJ (Krupnicza 33).
  • Final: suspended until further notice

Please be advised to submit the slide for your presentation to the organisers at: doktoranci@uj.edu.pl no later than 7 days before the eliminations, and its reviewed version - no later than 7 days before the final.

Prizes

Participants chosen by the Jury for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded with research trips (up to) one month in length, the destination of which may be chosen from universities constituting the Coimbra Group.

The winner of the CG 3MT JU will be nominated by the Jagiellonian University to represent it in 3-Minute-Thesis European finals, organised by the Coimbra Group.
Should the winner be invited to participate in 3MT European final, the Jagiellonian University will cover the cost of said participation.

Detailed information regarding the prizes is specified by Appendix No. 1 to the Regulations of the CG 3MT JU.

Jury

The Jury for 2020 edition of CG 3MT JU consists of:

Eliminations:

  • Prof. dr hab. Dorota Malec, Vice-Rector for University Development
  • Prof. dr hab. Maciej Siedlar, Doctoral School in Medical and Health Sciences
  • Dr hab. Sebastian T. Kołodziejczyk, Prof. UJ, Head of the Doctoral School in the Humanities
  • Dr hab. Anna Zachorowska-Mazurkiewicz, Prof. UJ, Doctoral School in the Social Sciences
  • Dr hab. Roman Skibiński, Prof. UJ, Chairman of the Council of the Doctoral School of Exact and Natural Sciences
  • Dr Monika Stawicka, Jagiellonian Language Centre
  • Joanna Świt, Vice-President of the Doctoral Students’ Union

Final:

  • Prof. dr hab. Armen Edigarian, Vice-Rector for Educational Affairs
  • Prof. dr hab. Stanisław Kistryn, Vice-Rector for Research and Structural Funds
  • Prof. dr hab. Dorota Malec, Vice-Rector for University Development
  • Dr Monika Stawicka, Jagiellonian Language Centre
  • Paweł Kupis, President of the Doctoral Students’ Union

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Resources

Coimbra Group

Coimbra Group

Founded in 1985, the Coimbra Group is an association of long-established European multidisciplinary universities of high international standards. It comprises 40 universities, including the Jagiellonian University – the only Polish member of the network. The Coimbra Group's main goal is to strengthen ties, develop cooperation, and exchange experiences between the oldest and most prestigious universities in Europe.

Coimbra Group official site

Coimbra Group at the Jagiellonian University

Queen's 3MT

Queen's 3MT

In 2008, the University of Queensland in Australia held a competition called ‘Three Minute Thesis’, where PhD candidates explain their research to an ‘intelligent lay audience’ in three minutes with only one slide. In the following years, the 3MT competition has become a global phenomenon and has been held in multiple institutions across the world.

Three Minute Thesis founded by the University of Queensland in Australia

Towarzystwo Doktorantów UJ

Towarzystwo Doktorantów UJ

JU Association of Doctoral Students, founded in 1992, represents the interests of doctoral students, participates in their social and scientific activities, organises workshops, social gatherings, sports activities, and many more.

The Jagiellonian University Doctoral Students Society official site

Guidelines

There are many resources available online. Some of the more useful ones might include: