My thesis in 180 seconds

Initiated for the first time in French language by the Association francophone pour le savoir (Acfas) in Quebec in 2012, the “My thesis in 180 seconds” competition was launched in France by the CNRS and the CPU in 2014.

The competition consists in PhD students presenting their thesis subject in three minutes only, while making it attractive and understandable by all. Each PhD student must give a clear, concise, and nonetheless convincing talk about his/her research project, with the support of only one slide! It is a unique opportunity for them to popularise the contents and stakes of their works with the general public, and acquire communication skills well beyond a mere stylistic exercise. PhD students benefit from training courses to meet that challenge, to help them popularise their research and quickly capture attention from an audience.

Each year, UBFC organizes the regional final : 10 PhD students are selected to take part and try to win one out of the two regional prizes: the Audience Award and the Jury Award. The two laureates then represent UBFC at the national final, maybe even the international final…!

The 10 PhD students also have the opportunity to make their presentation to high school students in the Region during the session reserved for them each year and at the end of which the Rectorate awards a Prize for high school students to their preferred candidate.

Regional Final 2023

Congratulations to the 10 finalists !

The 2023 edition of the Ma thèse en 180 secondes contest in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté saw the participation of :

Tiffany AMAT : 2nd year doctoral student in the doctoral school Environnements-Santé. She is preparing her thesis in the PAM research unit, in the agro-food biotechnology speciality.

Asmaa BELHOUR : 3rd year doctoral student in the DGEP doctoral school. She is preparing her thesis in the CREGO research unit, in the Management Sciences specialization.

Léandre BRICOUT : 4th year doctoral student in the SEPT doctoral school. He is preparing his thesis in the LIR3S research unit, in the Sociology specialization.

Fatima BENKIRANE : 3rd year doctoral student in the SPIM doctoral school. She is preparing her thesis in the CIAD research unit, in the Computer Science speciality.

Tom CATEL : 2nd year doctoral student in the SPIM graduate school. He is preparing his thesis in the FEMTO-ST research unit in the Mechanics speciality..

Ariane CONUS : 3rd year doctoral student in the DGEP doctoral school. She is preparing her thesis in the CRJFC research unit in the specialty of Private Law and Criminal Sciences.

Rémi DORGNIER : 3rd year doctoral student in the SEPT doctoral school. He is preparing his thesis in the LINC research unit.

Raphaël KLEIN : 3rd year doctoral student in the SEPT doctoral school. He is preparing his thesis in the Psychology Laboratory research unit, in the Psychology specialization.

Jonathan LESVEN : 3rd year doctoral student in the ES doctoral school. He is preparing his thesis in the Chrono-Environment research unit, in the Population Biology and Ecology specialty.

Hermès McGRIFF : 2nd year doctoral student in the SPIM graduate school. He is preparing his thesis in the ImViA research unit, in the Automation speciality.

The Jury Prize was awarded to Jonathen LESVEN.

The Public Prize was awarded to Rémi DORGNIER.

 Congratulations to our two winners who will represent the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region at the national semi-final !

Congratulations also to Tom CATEL, who won the Prix des lycéens 2023, during a session dedicated to them.

A look back in pictures…

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Did you miss the regional Final ?
Find here the performances of the 10 PhD students.