Swiss-Brazilian Camp My Thesis in 180 Seconds


Learn how to present your research in an understandable and attractive way

and captivate an audience outside your field.



For the first time, the renowned Swiss science communication contest “My Thesis in 180 Seconds” will happen simultaneously in Brazil and in Switzerland and will welcome Ph.D. students from both countries, who will be trained via video conference on how to present their research in 3 minutes. The best presentation from Brazil will win a trip to present their research in Switzerland!

From 10 to 12 March, selected Brazilian Ph.D. students will gather in Rio de Janeiro to learn how to present their research in an understandable and attractive way and captivate a non-expert audience. This weekend (3 days) training session, held in small groups, will help you polish your presentation skills.

Professionals will provide advice on word choice, body language and intonation – the sort of feedback that will also prove useful in your future career. After each training, each participant will have three minutes to present his or her research, in plain language, to a non-specialist audience and a jury made up of science journalists and scientists in Switzerland and Brazil via video conference. The best presentations will be voted by the jury as well as by the candidates through peer voting. At the end of the 3 days, the best presentation wins a trip to Switzerland!

The training and competition also serve to inform the general public about the wide and exciting range of scientific research being carried out in Brazil. Last but not least, it is an opportunity for participants to meet Ph.D. students working in Brazil and in Switzerland (via video conference) in other fields and learn about their work.

For more information contact Adriano Bürgi, Project Manager at swissnex Brazil.

Sneak peek into “My Thesis in 180 seconds” at EPFL


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