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Student Wins SANORD 3MT Competition At CUT



Student Wins SANORD 3MT Competition At CUT

Student Wins SANORD 3MT Competition At CUT. The SANORD 3MT (Three Minute Thesis) Competition challenges graduate students to present their research succinctly and engagingly to a non-specialist audience in just three minutes.

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Competition Objectives

This academic competition emphasizes effective communication skills, encouraging participants to condense complex research projects into concise and accessible presentations. It provides a platform for showcasing research, practicing communication skills, and fostering interdisciplinary understanding and collaboration within the Southern African Nordic research community.

Recognition of Winner

Julian Nwodo, a doctoral student in the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment, and Information Technology (FEBIT), was recognized for his research on ‘Re-Engineering of existing wastewater stabilisation ponds for improved contaminant removal’.

 Winner Reflections and Acknowledgments

Mr. Nwodo expressed gratitude for the support from the Research Office and his supervisors, highlighting the invaluable assistance received. He encouraged postgraduate students to seize opportunities offered by the Research Office: Graduate School.

Panel of Judges

The panel of judges included Ms. Kuda Brandt, Science and Innovation Communication Specialist at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST), and Mrs. Tshepiso Mokoena, Programme Manager at the University of the Free State (UFS).

Program Coordination

Ms. Eleanor Nel coordinated the program as the Coordinator of the Graduate School Programme in Research Education.


The SANORD 3MT Competition provides a platform for graduate students to hone their communication skills, showcase their research, and connect with a wider audience. Julian Nwodo’s success underscores the importance of effective communication and the valuable support provided by research offices and supervisors.

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