Universitas 21 3MT Competition


Bringing Leading Global Universities Together.
Shared excellence. Shared knowledge. Shared experiences.

Universitas 21 (U21) is a unique global network that brings together  world-leading, research-intensive universities across 21 countries who share a common belief in the value of collaboration and internationalisation. Our member-led initiatives and programmes are designed to benefit staff, students and member institutions, through sharing resources, learning together and co-designing solutions to our common challenges.

By connecting like-minded universities, U21 enables our members to achieve more together through a portfolio of activities which connect three core university priorities: student experience, researcher engagement and educational innovation. This unique combination ensures our members remain at the forefront of the latest international developments in higher education. 

Following a successful launch in 2013, the U21 3MT competition pits the leading presenters from each U21 member university against one another. Each participating member will hold their own internal 3MT competition to select a local winner who will then be put forward (via video submission) for the U21 final, to be judged by an international panel consisting of industry and academic professionals.

2023 competition dates are as follows:

  • Deadline for receiving videos: Thursday 19 October 2023
  • People's Choice opens: Monday 27 November 2023
  • People's Choice closes: Friday 5 January 2024
  • Winners announced week commencing 22 January 2024

Read more about the Universitas 21 3MT Competition