Universitas 21 3MT Competition

Given the widespread adoption of 3MT across the world, the Universitas 21 (U21) network of universities will be coordinating the first international competition outside the southern hemisphere.

Each participating U21 member will hold their own university 3MT to select a local winner who will then progress through to the U21 Final which will be judged by an international panel of industry and academic professionals.

The winner will receive a bursary of US$2,500 to visit a U21 university of their choice to benefit their research or on-going career development.

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Worldwide 3MT Competitions

The 3MT concept has grown exponentially since its launch at The University of Queensland in 2008. The 3MT competition has been adopted in 52 countries outside Australia, with the following universities, institutions and associations currently holding, or seeking to hold, 3MT competitions in the near future.

*To be listed below, institutions must have registered to hold a 3MT in the past year.


Organisation Nationale pour le développement Scientifique et Technologique 
Universidad Nacional de Cordoba
Universidad Nacional del Litoral
ANZ Mental Health Association
Association of Indonesian Postgraduate Students and Scholars in Australia
Austin Health
Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society Conference
Australian Catholic University
Australian National University
Bond University
Cancer Council NSW
Charles Darwin University
Charles Sturt University
Curtin University
Data to Decisions CRC
Deakin University
Edith Cowan University
Federation University Australia
Flinders University
Griffith University
James Cook University
La Trobe University
Macquarie University
Monash University
Murdoch University
Safe Work Australia
Southern Cross University
Swinburne University of Technology
University of Adelaide
University of Canberra
University of Melbourne
University of New England 
University of Newcastle
University of Notre Dame Australia
University of Queensland
University of South Australia
University of Sydney
University of Tasmania
University of Technology Sydney
University of the Sunshine Coast
University of Western Australia
University of Wollongong 
Victoria University
Western Sydney University
University of Graz
Khulna University
University of Dhaka
Coimbra Group of Universities
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Goias federal university
State University of Campinas
UNICAMP, Campinas 
Canadian Association for Graduate Studies
Canadian Ecotoxicity Workshop
Dalhousie University
Graduate Pathways to Success
McGill University
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Mount Allison University
Queen's University
Trent University
Trinity Western University
University of British Columbia
University of Calgary
University of Guelph
University of Lethbridge
University of Manitoba
University of Regina
University of Toronto Mississauga
University of Victoria
University of Waterloo
University of Windsor
York University
China Agricultural University
Dongbei University of Finance and Economics
Logan University
Tsinghua University
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira
University Of Nicosia
Ain Shams University
The American University in Cairo
Åbo Akademi University
University of Eastern Finland
University of Turku
Busitema University
Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya
University of Poitiers
Fachhochschule Soest
Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Kiel Universtity/Cluster of Excellence "The Future Ocean"
Leibniz University Hannover 
Leipzig University
Technical University of Munich 
University of Cape Coast
Hong Kong
City University of Hong Kong
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
The University of Hong Kong
Christian Medical College, Vellore
Delhi University
Gujarat University
Indonesia University of Education
Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember
STMIK Raharja
University of Kufa
Islamic Republic of Iran
Hakim Sabzevari University
National Institute for genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
Tarbiat Modares University
Univeristà degli Studi di Padova
Hiroshima University
Ritsumeikan University
Jordan University of Science and Technology
Maastricht University
Libyan Section of IADR
Vilnius University
The National University of Malaysia
The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus 
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Universiti Malaysia Pahang
Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris 
Universiti Putra Malaysia
Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM)
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman
Universiti Utara Malaysia
University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus
University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
Instituto Tecnológico Y De Estudios Superiores De Monterrey
Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León
Universidad Politécnica de Victoria
University of Sonora
Radboud University Nijmegen
University of Twente
New Zealand
Lincoln University, New Zealand
Massey University
New Zealand Institute of Food Science & Technology Inc
University of Auckland
University of Otago
University of Waikato
Victoria University of Wellington
Universidad Nacional del Altiplano-Puno
Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology 
University of Santo Tomas
University of Southeastern Philippines
Boost Biotech Polska
Qatar University
Republic of Korea
Yonsei University
Alexandru Ioan Cuza of Iasi
Saudi Arabia
King Abdulaziz University, Faculty of Home Economics
Nanyang Technological University
National University of Singapore
Singapore Management University
The National Research Foundation
Slovak University of Technology, Bratislava, Slovakia
South Africa
University of Cape Town
University of the Free State
University of the Western Cape
Communication Service
Sociedad Española de Ciencias Forestales
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Universidad de Granada
Universidad de Salamanca
Universidad de Valladolid
University of Alcalá
University of Deusto
University of Khartoum
Association of Chinese Students and Scholars in Zurich
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
National Taiwan University
Chulalongkorn University
Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit
Mahidol University
Busitema University
United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates University
United Kingdom
Aberystwyth University
Bangor University
Bath Spa University
Birkbeck, University of London
Birmingham City University
Bournemouth University
City University London
Coventry University
Cranfield University
De Montfort University
Edge Hill Univeristy
Glyndwr University 
Imperial College London
King's College London
Lancaster University
Liverpool John Moores University
London College of Fashion
London School of Economics and Political Science
London South Bank University
Newcastle University
Plymouth University
Royal Agricultural University 
Royal Holloway, University of London
Southampton Solent University
Teesside University
Universitas 21
University of Bath
University of Bedfordshire
University of Brighton
University of Brighton
University of Bristol
University of Cambridge
University of Chichester
University of East Anglia
University of Edinburgh
University of Glasgow
University of Huddersfield 
University of Kent
University of Leeds, UK
University of Liverpool
University of Northampton
University of Nottingham
University of Oxford
University of Roehampton
University of Salford
University of Sheffield
University of St Andrews
University of Stirling
University of Strathclyde
University of Sussex
University of the West of Scotland (UWS)
University of Warwick
University of Westminster
University of Worcester 
University of York
United Republic of Tanzania
Sokoine University of Agriculture/Ohio State University
United States of America
2017 International Microwave Symposium
AAB International
American Anthropological Association
American Public University
American Society for Microbiology
American Society of Plant Biologists
American Society of Plant Biologists
Appalachian State University
Association of Educational Communications and Technology (AECT)
Auburn University
Augusta University
Baylor University
Boise State University
Boston College
Boston University
Brazilian Graduate Student Conference
Brigham Young University
California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
Carnegie Mellon 
Clemson University
Cleveland State University
College of William & Mary
Columbus State University
Comparative & International Education Society
Conference of Southern Graduate Schools
Cornell Medicine (formerly Weill Cornell Medical College)
Cornell University
Creighton University
Delta State University
Drexel University
Eastern Michigan University
Emory University
Emporia State University
Florida Atlantic University
Florida State University
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
George Mason University
George Washington University
Georgetown University Medical Center Graduate Student Organization
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia State University
Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences 
Graduate and Professional Studies Office
Grand Valley State University
IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo 2016
Illinois State University
Indiana State University
Indiana University
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Indiana University-Bloomington
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
International Association for Dental Research
Iowa State University
Johns Hopkins
Kansas State University
Kent State University
Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge
Louisiana State University Shreveport
Loyola University Chicago
LSUHSC- School of Graduate Studies
Marquette University
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Miami University
Michigan State University
Michigan Technological University
Michigan Technological University Graduate Student Government
Middle Tennessee State University
Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools
Mississippi State Univeristy 
Missouri State University
Missouri University of Science & Technology
Montana State University
NC State University
New Mexico State University
New Saint Andrews College
New York University
North Carolina A&T State University
Ohio State University
Ohio State University Graduate School
Ohio University
Oklahoma State University
Oregon Health & Science University
Oregon State University
Purdue University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rowan University
Sam Houston State University
Santa Rosa Junior College
South Dakota State University
Southeastern Oklahoma State University
Southern Methodist University
Stanford University
Stevens Institute of Technology
Stony Brook University
Swarthmore College 
Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
Texas Christian University
Texas State University
Texas Tech University 
Truman State University
Tulane University
Univeristy of Maryland, Baltimore County
University at Buffalo
University of Alabama
University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Alabama in Huntsville
University of Alaska Anchorage 
University of Arkansas
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
University of Central Oklahoma
University Of Cincinnati
University of Georgia
University of Hawaii at Manoa
University of Idaho
University of Kansas Medical Center
University of Kentucky
University of Louisville
University of Maryland Baltimore
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Massachusetts Boston
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of Michigan-Dearborn
University of Minnesota
University of Missouri
University of Missouri - Saint Louis
University of Missouri Kansas City
University of Nebraska Medical Center
University of New Hampshire
University of North Alabama
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
University of North Carolina Greensboro
University of North Dakota, Grand Forks
University of North Texas
University of Northern Colorado
University of Notre Dame 
University of Oklahoma
University of Pittsburgh
University of Rochester
University of South Carolina
University of South Florida
University of Southern Mississippi
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
University of Texas at Austin
University of Texas at Austin
University of Texas at Dallas
University of Texas at San Antonio
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
University of Texas Medical Branch
University of Texas, El Paso
University of the Incarnate Word
University of Toledo
University of Utah
University of Virginia
University of West Georgia
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
University of Wyoming
USETDA annual conference, Sept. 2016
USF St. Petersburg
Vanderbilt University
Virginia Commonwealth University
Washington State University
Washington University in St. Louis
Wayne State University
West Virginia University
Western Michigan University
Western State Colorado University
Yale University
Youngstown State University
Biological Research Institute Clemente Estable (IIBCE)


If your institution or association would like to facilitate a regional or national competition between multiple universities, please contact the 3MT team - 3MT@uq.edu.au


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Tim Paris, 2012 Trans-Tasman Winner