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UMS Competes in 3MT National Level

TUESDAY, 17 MAY – Three postgraduate students of Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) recently competed at the 3 Minute Thesis Competition (3MT) 2016 at the national level held at Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM).

According to a statement issued by the Centre for Postgraduate Studies, UMS was represented by students from the Faculty of Psychology and Education (FPP), Ruslan Mapeala for the Social Science Category; Lorita Angeline from the Faculty of Engineering (FKJ) for the Engineering Category, and Lai Yun Mei (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences) for the Science and Technology Category.

The statement added that UMS participants for the 3MT competition had shown quality presentation and gave stiff competition to other competitors from local universities.

Participation in the 3MT provided a good opportunity to experience and share the results of their research with the public.

The 3MT competition is an annual event involving public university students undertaking the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) studies that requires them to present their PhD research results in not more than 180 seconds in layman terms.

The event was jointly organised by the Ministry of Higher Education and the Council of Deans of Postgraduate Studies, with UUM as host.

54 participants participated in the competition which aimed to find the best presenter to represent Malaysia at the 3MT international level competition at University of Queensland in October 2016.

Three participants from UMS were chosen after beating eight other participants at the 3MT Competition UMS, which was held on 23 March 2016.

3MT Competition originally started at the University of Queensland, Australia in 2008, and is now held in more than 200 universities worldwide. – SS (fl) 
Source: Centre for Postgraduate Studies


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