Date of Competition: Monday, March 6, 2017

Eligibility Criteria

Rules and Judging Criteria


Registration Deadline: 6pm on Monday, January 16, 2017 (NO late registrations will be accepted.)

Each registrant must also submit his/her primary supervisor's completed endorsement form (downloadable from the Graduate School website) to the Graduate School by Wednesday, January 18, 2017 to complete the registration process. If the completed endorsement form reaches the Graduate School after January 18, 2017, the registration will NOT be accepted.

A briefing session was held for RPg students who are interested in participating in the HKU 3MT:

Date of Briefing Session: Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Time: 1 pm – 2 pm
Venue: P6-03, Graduate House

Click here for the presentations.

Schedule of Presentations:

Post-event Sharing

Champion and Online People’s Choice Award Winner
Mr Ming Yan CHAN, Brian
Faculty of Science

"The next presenter is... Mr Chan Ming Yan!" I walked up the staircase and cleared up my mind with excitement. I imagined myself to be embraced by cosmos and stardust. "I love astronomy, and I wish everyone in the audience also loves astronomy after my presentation", I said to myself. With this belief, I started my presentation. Astronomy is the oldest natural science studied by human beings. To understand the celestial objects, astronomers apply possibly every single advancement of human's wisdom into the field. Condensing the essence of astrophysics in 3 minutes is not an easy task. I would like to thank my supervisor, Dr Jeremy Lim for being a role model of excellent science communication skills since I was an undergraduate. I would also like to express my gratitude to the generous support of the Swire Scholarship for providing a unique ambiance of knowledge exchange in the Robert Black College.


1st Runner-up and People’s Choice Award Winner
Ms Shrestha GHOSH
Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Participation in the 3MT competition has been an immensely interesting experience. To explain the summary of 4 years of lab work and experimental results within 3 minutes was a challenging task, not only because of the time limit, but also because the presentation had to be made accessible to people from various fields. This competition did infuse a sense of strength, confidence and responsibility to make people aware of my ongoing work, a challenge-taking attitude to make people of divergent backgrounds to care about my work, and above all, it made me try to deeply analyze the basic take-home messages of my own work. I would specially want to thank my parents for their unconditional love and support. A big thanks to my friends who stood by me and encouraged me throughout the competition. Last but not least, I would like to thank my supervisor, Professor Zhongjun Zhou, who encouraged me to participate in this competition in the first place. Taken together, 3MT has been a competition worth putting effort into!


2nd Runner-up
Ms Sze Yi MAK, Sibyl
Faculty of Engineering

Putting years of research into a 3-minute speech is no easy task and presenting it explicitly in an appealing way to the general public is even more challenging. 3MT is a very unique experience compared to all my previous academic talks. It provides me an opportunity to share on stage my research in a non-technical way with people of diverse background. Throughout the competition, I have received valuable comments and warm encouragement from different individuals. It makes this journey of participating in 3MT rewarding and enjoyable. Lastly, I would like to express my sincere thanks to my supervisor Dr Anderson Shum for his advice, and my fellow labmates for their support.