Date of Competition: June 23, 2020 (Tuesday)
Time: 3 – 4pm
Venue: Wang Gungwu Theatre, Graduate House, HKU


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Eligibility Criteria

Rules and Judging Criteria 


Registration Deadline: 5pm on January 23, 2020 (NO late registrations will be accepted.)

Each registrant must also submit his/her primary supervisor’s completed endorsement form to the Knowledge Exchange Office by January 30, 2020 to complete the registration process. Submission beyond the deadline will NOT be accepted.

The following briefing session for the HKU 3MT 2020 has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances:

Date of Briefing Session: November 28, 2019 (Thursday)
Time: 12noon – 1pm 
Venue: P6-03, Graduate House, HKU

Click here for the presentation notes.


Schedule of Presentations: 

Post-event Sharing

Ms Muyan WU
Faculty of Engineering

I was encouraged by my CETL teacher, Peter Lau, to participate in the 3MT competition when I was in my first year of PhD study. Since then, I have been looking forward to sharing my research by this competition in an interesting way to the lay audience. It was enjoyable participating in the 3MT competition. On the one hand, I was so happy that the audience was attracted by my research and presentation. On the other hand, during the preparation for the competition, I also felt enthusiastic that my research is so meaningful to our daily life. I would like to express my gratitude to my supervisor, Prof. Dennis Leung, for his guidance and support. I would also like to thank my lab mates and friends for helping me a lot in my study. I am also very grateful to my boyfriend, for encouraging and helping me to prepare for this competition.


2nd Runner-up 
Faculty of Dentistry

The 3MT competition is a great experience for me to share my research findings with lay people. It is really challenging to tell a research story to lay people in only 3 minutes. But it is worth doing that! It reminds me of how meaningful my research work is in the real world, but it is not just about the p-value statistically. I enjoyed the 3MT competition very much. I would definitely recommend the 3MT competition to all postgraduates. It is more than a competition, and it is a good chance to share our own research stories and to inspire others. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to my supervisors, Prof. Edward C.M. Lo and Prof. May C.M. Wong. I am grateful to both of them for coming to support me in the competition and guiding me all along during my studies.


Online People’s Choice Award Winner
Faculty of Science

Even before the 3MT, I have been communicating science to the rural audience of my home state in South India - Tamil Nadu, in the local language ‘Tamil’ via YouTube videos. Coming from a rural background, I believe science communication and education, especially, at the grass root level is key for rural empowerment. This interest in science communication excited me to participate in the HKU 3MT. Winning the online people’s choice award with 1800+ votes, was possible with the support of my family and online community who always were keen and supportive of my science communication videos. I am also grateful for the support I received from my supervisor, Dr Thiyagarajan, and lab members. As my area of research is related to climate change (ocean acidification), I felt extremely satisfied after communicating a strong message to public about how non-scientists can also contribute in the fight against climate change. I would like to use this opportunity to again stress the importance of reducing carbon footprint to combat climate change. If you are unaware of the term carbon footprint, I urge you to do a quick google search, educate yourself and join the fight against climate change!