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Ma thèse en 180 secondes

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Would you like to attend the national final? Rendez-vous on Thursday, May 4th at 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm). More informations in Would you like to attend the national final? Rendez-vous on Thursday, May 4th at 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm). More informations in a few weeks.

A first for the francophone community

The competition, Ma thèse en 180 secondes (MT180), was first created by ACFAS in 2012, to allow Ph.D. students to summarize their dissertation work to the general public in three minutes. The purpose of this inter-mural competition is to explain scientific research in plain language. The competition was inspired by the Australian competition, the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®), which was developed by the University of Queensland in 2008.  This MT180 was the first French-language addition of such a competition contest (? Pour pas répéter competition trop souvent)?.

This competition allows gives young researchers the opportunity to not only acquire and perfect their communication skills, but also to meet other Ph.D. candidates from all disciplines. Student presentations will be available on You Tube and will be disseminated by the universities. Some of the presentations will also be broadcast on the French-language television network Canal Savoir.
In 2014, ACFAS began to work in conjunction with the CNRS and the CPU in France, the University of Liège in Belgium, the CNRST in Morocco so that they organize the Ma thèse en 180 secondes competition within their respective territories. This collaboration led to the first international competition in Montreal. The Agence universitaire de la Francophonie in 2015, then the Conférence universitaire de Suisse occidentale in 2016 joined the competition as well. In 2016, the international final attracted students from Belgium, Benin, Cameroun, Canada, France, Indonesia, Morocco, Senegal, Switzerland and Tunisia.
Exceptionally, in 2017, the national final will be held during the Journées internationales de la culture scientifique – Science and You. This competition will provide the opportunity to promote a new format, the brief mediation format, adapted to the use of digital tools. The new plain language format will ensure greater access to a wide range of participants. This meeting will also provide the opportunity for scientific culture professionals and members of the general public to intermingle during activities. The event will take place in a relaxed and non-conventional atmosphere.