The Asia-Pacific 3MT Competition was held for the first time in 2016. Previously known as the Trans-Tasman 3MT, it expanded to include new regions and was renamed to reflect this growth.

2017 Asia-Pacific 3MT Competition

Date Friday 29 September 2017

The University of Queensland
GHD Auditorium
Advanced Engineering Building (49-200)
St Lucia Campus Brisbane QLD 4072

Registrations Now Open

Fee: AUD $550 (payment is required at time of registration)

Places available: 50

*Please note that competitor's details are not required upon registration and can be provided at a later date


The following prizes will be awarded at the 2017 Asia-Pacific 3MT competition

  • Winner: $5000 research travel grant
  • Runner Up: $2000 research travel grant
  • People’s Choice: $1000 research travel grant

The Asia-Pacific 3MT Competition is proudly sponsored by

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2017 Asia-Pacific 3MT Accommodation Options

We are pleased to announce that the below discounted rates have been secured for the Asia-Pacific 3MT Final at the following accommodation providers in Brisbane. Delegates and guests must contact the accommodation provider directly to proceed with a booking.
Jephson Hotel
Location      63 Jephson Street (Cnr Sherwood Road), 
Toowong, QLD, 4066
(approx. 4.5km from UQ venue)

phone: +61 7 3736 4400


Delux Room - single occupancy

$189 p/n - bed and breakfast (rate applicable from 29/8 – 2/10)

Quote booking reference: 3MT                                                                                                                                 


Toowong Inn & Suites
Location     24 Lissner Street, 
Toowong, Brisbane, QLD, Australia 4066
(approx. 4.6km from UQ venue)

phone: +61 7 3846 0577


10% discount offered on regular rates across the range of accommodation options

Promotional code “gold”

Bookings can be made via following link:


Adina Apartment Hotel Brisbane Anzac Square
Location     255 Ann Street, 
Brisbane City, QLD, 4000
(approx. 8.4km from UQ venue)

phone: +61 7 3001 9888


15% discount off Best Available Flexible Rate (discount available for stays from 27 September – 1 October 2017 inclusive in studio and one bedroom apartments)

Promo Code: 5264109

Link: Book Now

Discount available for bookings up until 27th September 2017.  After this date, any bookings will be subject to availability, and need to be made by calling the hotel direct during business hours.

Irrespective of the discount, the cancellation policy will be our standard, 24 hour free cancellation (2pm), and delegates will be able to view all these details via the link above.

Hotel Grand Chancellor
Location     23 Leichhardt Street, 
Spring Hill, QLD, 4000
(approx. 8.8km from UQ venue)

phone: +61 7 38314055


Deluxe Rooms: $145.00 room only - including FOC parking

Superior Rooms: $160.00 room only - including FOC parking

Rates quoted are per room per night, based on a maximum of 2 guests per room. 

Delegates can access this rate via the following booking link:

For those wishing to contact the hotel and book directly, please quote the group name “3MT Asia-Pacific Competition”

Discount rates available for stays from 26 September – 2 October 2017 inclusive.


Riverside Hotel Southbank
Location     20 Montague Rd, 
South Brisbane, QLD, 4101
(approx. 7.9 km from UQ venue)

phone: +61 7 3846 0577


$10 off the online booking rates for One Bedroom Apartments and Standard Hotel Rooms.

One Bedroom Apartments are fully self-contained and have a kitchenette and laundry facilities. The bedding configuration is one queen bed and one double pull out sofa bed.

Standard Hotel Rooms have one queen bed and one single bed.

* Rates are nett rates, Non-Commissionable.  These rates are valid until Sunday 1 October 2017 (this excluding the night 30th September 2017).

Additional Information: Disabled rooms – Riverside Hotel has 2 Standard Hotel Rooms with Disability access

Quote booking reference: 3MT

2016 Asia-Pacific 3MT Competition

Congratulations 2016 Asia-Pacific 3MT winners and finalists!

Winner Runner-up People's Choice

Joshua Chu-Tan

Targeting the root of vision loss

Australian National University

Nathaniel Swain

Teenage crime. Making sense of it.

University of Melbourne

Ika Lestari Damayanti

From storytelling to story writing

University of Wollongong

Joshua Chu-Tan Nathaniel Swain Ika Lestari Damayanti
Watch Joshua's 3MT Watch Nathaniel's 3MT Watch Ika's 3MT


Susan Chapman: Arts Immersion: An exciting way forward in education, School of Education and Professional Studies, Griffith University. Watch 3MT.

Sijia Chen: Note-taking: what can we learn from interpreters?,Faculty of Human Sciences, Macquarie University. Watch 3MT.

Katrina Hogan: Promoting ethical international business activity by putting the power back in the hands of the people, School of Law, Deakin University. Watch 3MT.

Gregory Mowle: What can Charles Dickens teach us about financial literacy?, Faculty of Business, Government and Law, University of Canberra. Watch 3MT.

Thisun Piyasena: Taming the Chimera, School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, University of Queensland. Watch 3MT.

Kate Riegle van West: Poi for Your Health: A Spin on Ageing, Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries, University of Auckland. Watch 3MT.

Satoshi Tomano: The King of Squid, Graduate School of Biosphere Science, Hiroshima University. Watch 3MT.

Below is a list of the institutions with students representing them in the 2016 Asia-Pacific Competition.


Country University
Japan Ritsumeikan University
Malaysia The University of Malaya
Universiti Putra Malaysia
Universiti Teknologi Mara
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Hong Kong Hong Kong University of Science & Technology


State University

Bond University
Griffith University
James Cook University
Queensland University of Technology
The University of Queensland
University of the Sunshine Coast

New South Wales

Australian Catholic University
Charles Sturt University
Macquarie University
Southern Cross University
University of New South Wales
University of Sydney
University of New England
University of Newcastle
University of Technology, Sydney
University of Wollongong
Western Sydney University

Victoria Deakin University
La Trobe University
Monash University
Swinburne University of Technology
The University of Melbourne
University of Ballarat
Victoria University
South Australia Flinders University
The University of Adelaide
The University of South Australia
Western Australia Curtin University
Edith Cowan University
Murdoch University
The University of Western Australia
Australian Capital Territory Australian National University
University of Canberra
Northern Territory

Charles Darwin University

Tasmania University of Tasmania

New Zealand

New Zealand Auckland University of Technology
The University of Auckland 
University of Canterbury
Lincoln University
Massey University
University of Otago
The University of Waikato
Victoria University of Wellington