2022 Bosnia & Herzegovina three-minute thesis (3MT) competition

Publication date
May 12, 2022
June 1, 2022
Short description

“The 2022 Bosnia & Herzegovina three-minute thesis (3MT) competition challenges students (Ph.D., Masters & Undergraduate) to communicate the significance of their research projects to a non-specialist audience in just three minutes and compete for over 20,000 BAM prize money.”

Applications Close 1st June 2022


The 2022 Bosnia & Herzegovina 3MT competition provides Bachelor, Masters & Ph.D students with the opportunity to develop their academic, presentation, research communication and community leadership skills by explaining their research to a non-specialist audience. In 2020 we successfully organised the inaugural competition in which PhD students were the competitors. Following the success of the 2020 edition, we organised an equally successful competition for undergraduate/masters student researchers in the homeland but also abroad.

The 3MT competition will be held virtually to allow anyone from anywhere to compete. Not only will students benefit from this experience, but their respective universities/faculties will have the opportunity to showcase their research and researchers throughout the Bosnia & Herzegovina network, as well as open doors to new collaborations and networks for both researchers and supervisors. The 3MT will pit students from Bosnia & Herzegovina and the diaspora against one another.

Students will have a maximum of three minutes to deliver a compelling presentation of one of the following:

  • undergraduate, masters or Ph.D. dissertation (project) topic

  • any other project/topic that was/is the part of their undergraduate/master dissertation)

  • any undergraduate or masters project (not just thesis) that has an element or research undertaken

3MT is not an exercise in trivializing or ‘dumbing-down’ research but forces students to consolidate their ideas and crystalize their research discoveries.

The competition will be judged by a local & international panel consisting of industry and academic professionals.

Why are we organising the 3MT competition and what do we hope to achieve?

The primary objective of the 2021 3MT initiative will be to bring together under one umbrella talented young undergraduate/masters & Ph.D. researchers with Bosnia & Herzegovina origins and give them a platform to:

  • Engage with each other and greater researcher community

  • Build a community of young researchers and lay the foundations for future collaboration

  • Disseminate important research information to the general public

  • Build partnerships and friendships between collaborating organisations

  • Showcase global research excellence of Bosnia & Herzegovina

  • Boost personal careers by gaining visibility and improving communications skills

  • Connect prospective students with world class researchers of Bosnia & Herzegovina origins

Why you should participate

Participation in the 3MT competition will allow students to develop many different skills. Former competitors have commented on the value of their experience in a variety of areas. Some highlighted reasons why you should participate:

  • Drastically improve your presentation skills and public speaking. Overcome public speaking anxiety and practice this important skill.

  • Learn how to or enhance your research communication ability. Learn to effectively explain the breadth and significance of complex research to a non-specialist audience.

  • Research perspective: Seeing how a research project fits within the larger picture is an important skill set. Distilling a research project into a three-minute general audience presentation allows participates to gain new perspectives on their research and helps contribute to their research and writing process.

  • Build a global network: get to know other competitors from around the world, discuss your research and build long term friendships.  

  • Build key skills that are highly valued by employers in many sectors. These skills, such as public speaking and communication skills, can be featured prominently in application documents.

Eligibility and who can apply?

  • Born in Bosnia & Herzegovina / Have Bosnian citizenship or be considered diaspora (For example if you were born in the USA but draw roots from Bosnia & Herzegovina you are eligible). You are also eligible if you were born in Bosnia & Herzegovina but are undertaking your undergraduate, master studies or Ph.D. in another country or in BH.

  • Currently enrolled into an undergraduate/masters program OR completed studies in the last 12 months.

  • Any discipline is eligible.


For more information, please visit the source page.

  • Other
Geographical focus
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Engineering and Technology

Entry created by Admin WBC-RTI.info on May 13, 2022
Modified on May 13, 2022