Two INESC-ID PhD students have been selected as part of the 12-strong group of finalist for the 3 Minutos de Tese (3 Minute Thesis) science communication competition.

Catarina Botelho and Diogo Nunes — PhD students in the INESC-ID Human Language Technologies research area — will both be part of the second and last phase of this year’s competition, sharing a stage with colleagues from other University of Lisbon schools (Faculdade de Letras, Faculdade de Medicina, Instituto de Ciências Sociais, Faculdade de Farmácia and Faculdade de Letras). Instituto Superior Técnico, where Catarina and Diogo are enrolled for their doctorates, is by far the school with the largest number of finalists — 5 out of 12 — and INESC-ID the only research unit at Técnico with multiple finalists.

Popular around the world, this particular edition of 3 Minute Thesis is organized by the University of Lisbon. It will award PhD students enrolled in their third year or up with 1st, 2nd and 3rd places and a monetary prize of 5.000,00 €, 2.000,00 € and 1.000,00 €, respectively, recognizing the best 3-minute research presentations in competition.

As part of the award’s mission of fostering scientific culture and interdisciplinary, participants also receive complementary training in science communication.

This year’s winners of 3 Minutos de Tese will be chosen from the 12 twelve finalists — the complete list of which you may find here — over their talks during the competition’s finale on 30 May. An award ceremony will be hosted in June (date TBD).