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“My thesis in 180 seconds 2017” contest: Grand finale in Liège

05 October 2017

The 2017 international final of the “My Thesis in 180 seconds” science contest took place on 28 September in Liège, in the studios of the RTBF, site of the Belgian radio and television, in front of more than 650 people.

According to the concept of the contest, participating PhD students present their research topic to a diversified audience in no more than 180 seconds, using plain language and a single presentation slide. In France, the organisation of the contest is carried out by the Conférence des Présidents d’Université (CPU) and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS).

In the high-level 2017 final, 20 participants from 15 French-speaking countries presented their research. Benin's Marielle Yasmine Agbahoungbata of Abomey Calavi University was awarded the first prize, Canadian Damien Mathis of Laval University won the second prize, and the third prize was awarded to Swiss Sarah Olivier. Finally, the Audience Prize was shared between Sabrina Fadloun of Université Paris Seine, and Alexis Darras of the University of Liège.

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