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Enter the MT180 Contest

Join the international competition "My Thesis in 180 seconds" (MT180) and take advantage of a unique opportunity to train you in the popularization of science and mediation practices.

Published on 17 July 2018

​My thesis in 180 seconds allows PhD students to present their research topic, in French and in simple terms, to a wide and diverse audience. Each student must give, in three minutes, a clear, concise and convincing presentation on his research project. All with the support of a single slide! This competition is inspired by Three minute thesis (3MT®), designed at the University of Queensland in Australia. The concept was adopted in 2012 in Quebec by the Association francophone pour le savoir (Acfas) which wished to extend the project to all Francophone countries.

My thesis in 180 seconds is not just a contest! You will join the MT180 community and its 500 doctoral students who since 2014 have come on stage to present their thesis

How to participate ?

Stay tuned to ads on the Paris-Saclay University website, and their regular relays via doctoral schools and ADUM! Then register ... To date, no quotas in terms of applications for Paris-Saclay (45 registered in 2017).

New 2018: Each registered candidate has a ½ day of training!

For information, the 2018 calendar was as follows:

Registration: from December 1st, 2017 to January 9th, 2018
Training: from January 29, 2018 to February 9, 2018 (3 x ½ training days per small group)
Qualification: February 12, 13 and 16, 2018
Regional Final: March 22, 2018
National Semifinal: April 5, 6 and 7, 2018 (Paris)
National Final: June 13, 2018 (Toulouse)
International Final: September 27, 2018 (Switzerland)

Contact at Paris-Saclay University

Virginie Paris
T +33 1 69 33 21 46
M +33 6 75 58 89 31

​Back to the 2018 edition of "My thesis in 180 seconds" (MT180): Regional final of the Paris-Saclay University

It's in a room of the Terrace archicomble in Gif-sur-Yvette, that took place Thursday, March 22, 2018 the regional final of the contest MT180. Fifteen candidates, including four * from the Frédéric Joliot Institute, have brilliantly presented their thesis subject, with only one backing slide! The verdict fell at around 9:30 pm: the jury prize was awarded to ... Amicie de Pierrefeu (NeuroSpin, PhD supervisor Philippe Ciuciu), for his performance on the subject: Automatic learning with structured parsimony: Application to phenotyping based on neuroimaging for the autism spectrum disorder and schizophrenia. Congratulations! Next step for Amicie and Élise Bordet (AgroParisTech, public prize): The national semifinal to be held from April 5 to 7 in Paris.

* Coline Sivelle (SIMOPRO), Carole Lazarus, Raphael Tomi-Tricot and Amicie de Pierrefeu (NeuroSpin).