In 2008, Three Minute Thesis was created by the University of Queensland. Many universities around the world have since adopted it. The competition challenges students to deliver a powerful talk to a non-specialist audience in just three minutes on their thesis topic and its significance. We cordially invite postgraduate researchers from water-related fields to share their enthusiasm for their thesis in less than three minutes and share their passion for the topic with a multidisciplinary audience.

CWW2022 invites public and private Egyptian universities to nominate graduate students (MSc and Ph.D. students) for participation in the CWW 3MT competition.

    • The subject of the thesis should be relevant to and in-line with the CWW2022 themes.
    • Applicant is a graduate student who:
      • Is about to finish writing his dissertation and has already reached the study conclusions, or
      • Has already finished his MSc or PhD study no more than a year ago.
    • Applicant will include a brief bio, affiliation, contact information, title of the thesis, and abstract in his application.
    • No age restriction would be enforced.
    • Successful applicant will be notified via email and will be asked to deliver their 3-minute thesis (3MT) presentation to the CWW Scientific Committee and will be invited to participate in the 3MT competition during the Cairo Water Week.

For submission please contact:

 1 May – 30 June

 The Judging Criteria will be as follows:

  • Does the presentation provide an understanding of the background and significance of the research question?
  • Does the presentation show results/impact and outcomes?
  • Does the presentation have a clear and logical sequence?

The 3MT presentation shall follow the following guidelines:

  • Presentation should be delivered in English and is Limited to 3 minutes maximum.
  • Competitors exceeding 3 minutes are disqualified.
  • A single static slide is permitted. No slide transitions, animations, or movement of any description are allowed.
  • No additional electronic media (e.g. sound and video files) are permitted.
  • The PowerPoint slide should be simple and should show only essential information about the student’s research.
  • No additional props (e.g. costumes, musical instruments, and laboratory equipment) are permitted.
  • To be spoken word (e.g. no poems, raps, or songs).
  • Should use simple language as many of the audience are non-technical.
  • The three minutes will be counted as soon as the participant start talking or moving.
  • The decision of the adjudicating panel is final.