The Three-Minute Ph.D. Competition in the Social Sciences invites EUI researchers to present their research topic in a short, three minute video to an audience with no background in that specific research area. 

The competition launched by the EUI is the first of this kind in the social sciences and humanities. It includes all four EUI disciplines:



There are many reasons why you might consider participating in next edition of the Three-Minute Ph.D. Competition in the Social Sciences.

It helps you to explain your work effectively to non-specialized audiences, a core skill when working in both academic and non-academic environments.

The competition allows you firstly to identify your strengths and weaknesses when communicating a subject, as complex as your research, in a clear and concise manner.

You can upload your video to your online profile and of course share the video with people interested in your work.

And, last but not least, you might win a prize!


The videos are evaluated by a jury according to a set of criteria.

The winner get financial support to publish an article in Open Access.


Similar competitions amongst doctoral candidates have been held at hundreds of universities across the world.


“The Three Minute Ph.D. Competition is an excellent opportunity to convey the knowledge
you are building at the EUI with a wider audience and to increase the visibility of the research you are carrying out.”

Professor Renaud Dehousse, President of the European University Institute





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