29 September 2021

Research is an important pillar of any institution of higher learning. It provides an opportunity for both the student and the institution to gain deep insight into a research area. Research allows for the generation of sustainable solutions to problems. The most fundamental purpose of the Three-Minute Thesis competition is to support the mandate of the University of the Free State, which is to be a research-led institution, by increasing the number of research outputs and publications.

The competition aims to help participants develop presentation, research, and academic communication skills, as well as to support the development of research students. Participants from each faculty competed against each other, and the winners of each faculty will battle it out for the title of UFS Three-Minute Thesis winner. Who will reign supreme?

Students are invited to join the live broadcast of the competition:

Date: 1 October 2021

Time: 10:00-15:00

Platform: Blackboard Collaborate

RSVP link:


Please note that the link to the live broadcast will only be sent to participants who have RSVP’d.


Position Prizes 2021
Master’s winner R6 000
Master’s 1st runner-up R4 000
Master’s 2nd runner-up R2 000
PhD winner  R8 000
PhD 1st runner-up R6 000
PhD 2nd runner-up R4 000


Winners of the UFS competition will take on other universities on 29 October 2021.




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