Call for applications

My Thesis in 180 seconds

Initiated in France by the Conference of University Presidents (CPU) and the CNRS, the My Thesis in 180 seconds competition allows doctoral students to present their research topic in simple terms to a secular and diversified audience. Each participant must make a clear, concise and yet convincing presentation of their research project in three minutes. This competition offers a unique opportunity for participants to perfect their communication skills, while giving them the opportunity to disseminate their research in the public space. It is international in scope and includes 4 stages: a local final, a national semi-final1, a national final and an international final.

The community of universities and institutions of the Lyon Saint-Etienne site, called the University of Lyon (UdL), is participating in the fifth edition of the My Thesis in 180 seconds competition.

Within the Lyon Saint-Etienne site, 14 candidates are participating in the local "University of Lyon" final. To this end, the University of Lyon will select the 14 candidates (see the regulations)


- Call for applications/registration: from 12 November to 19 December 2018

- A33 training sessions "communicate your research to all: MT180s" (27 hours): December 2018 - early February 2019

Please note: an information meeting on the terms and conditions of the competition will be held on December 3 at 6pm at

the University of Lyon.

- Video and certificate submission limit to participate in the pre-selection: February 20, 2019


- Pre-selection: end of February 2019

- Candidate press relations: early March 2019

- Local Final University of Lyon: 28 March 2019

- National semi-final: 3 days early April 2019

- National Final: June 2019

- International Final: September 2019

News link on the University of Lyon website: