U21 3MT® 2022 Competition

Voting is now closed for our 2022 competition. Congratulations to our winners!

The results of the 2022 U21 3MT® Competition were:

U21 3MT® Global Winner - Merryn Baker, UNSW Sydney. 'Breath Analysis For Early Disease Detection'

U21 3MT® Highly Commended - Emilio Dal Re, University of Zurich. 'Coffee Rust: Unintended Consequences Of Organic Agriculture'

U21 3MT® People's Choice Prize - Paula Nunez Pizarro, UC Chile. 'Quillay Honey - A New Therapeutic Matrix'.

2022 U21 3MT Global Competition winners

Congratulations to our winners and a huge thank you to everyone who entered and voted in this year's competition.


About the U21 3MT® Global Competition

U21's flagship competition invites PhD candidates from across the network to present their research in a short 3 minute video presentation (3MT®). In 2022, we have received 20 excellent entries, which have already won their own University's internal 3MT® and have now been put forward for U21's Global Competition. 

Voting for the People's Choice Award is now closed but you can still watch this year's entries below. Check our website the week commencing 10 October to find out who has won the US$1000 prize!

Our Process

3MT® competitions are held across the U21 network by member universities, who challenge their graduate students by asking 'Can you explain your thesis in just three minutes?'. The winner from each of these rounds is then put forward for the U21 global final. Votes are cast both by the public and by an international panel of academic and industry professionals. The best explanation of a thesis in three minutes wins.

2022 U21 3MT® Global Competition Pabel

The judging panel for the U21 3MT® global final in 2022 included:

- Professor Jonathan Morris, Chair of the U21 Deans and Directors of Graduate Studies, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Research Training & Entrepreneurship and Dean of Graduate Research, UNSW

- Professor Jean-Pierre DelplanqueVice Provost and Dean, Graduate Studies, University of California, Davis

- Dr. Verity Elston, Co-Director of the Graduate Campus, Université de Lausanne

Emily Chang, Founder and Director ,Stoke

- Professor Jenny Dixon, Provost, Universitas 21

'Cocky' The Cockatoo and Displaying the Relics of Empire

Claire Hammond
  • University of Glasgow
  • Restoration and Recovery of Green-lipped Mussels

    Trevyn Toone
  • University of Auckland
  • An Apple a Day May Keep the Respiratory Doctor Away

    Tara Brady
  • University College Dublin
  • Cyber Security Education for Accounting Students

    Pranisha Rama
  • University of Johannesburg
  • I-EAT, you eat, but can we all eat? Feeding Therapy for Babies with Cerebral Palsy and Dysphagia

    Amanda Khamis
  • The University of Sydney
  • Microplastics - The Invisible Hazard

    Chen Hui Ling
  • University of Nottingham
  • Stablilizing Mrna for Therapeutics

    Sai Pallavi
  • University of Connecticut
  • How Can We Avoid Concrete Bridges Coming Down With a Big Bang?

    Eline Vereecken
  • KU Leuven
  • Is a 'Hungry' Bacteria a 'Picky-Eater'?

    Bovern Suchart Arromrak
  • The University of Hong Kong
  • The Journey of the Biliary Tree - Follow Your Inner Compass

    Michaela Raab
  • The University of Edinburgh
  • The Big Bang - How It All Started

    Yunan Ye
  • The University of Queensland
  • A Cure for Alzheimer's Disease - Do Plaques Hold The Answer?

    Tomas Roos
  • Lund University
  • Quillay Honey: A New Therapeutic Matrix

    Paula Núñez Pizarro
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
  • Reducing Risk at 30,000 ft

    Tim Williams
  • University of Birmingham
  • Coffee Rust: Unintended Consequences of Organic Agriculture

    Emilio Dal Re
  • University of Zurich
  • Mosquitoes and Urban Green Space across Socioeconomic Gradients

    Sarah Rothman
  • University of Maryland
  • Empowering women through femvertising: A strategy to reach female consumers and close the gender gap

    Claudia Lizzette Gomez Borquez
  • Tecnológico de Monterrey
  • Breath Analysis for Early Disease Detection

    Merryn Baker
  • UNSW Sydney
  • Active Listening in Negotiation

    Elisabeth Jäckel
  • University of Amsterdam
  • A Battle with a Killer from Nature: Landslide

    Jungye Hi
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University