Information activist claims top prize at IGPA 3MT Competition

Tue 8 July 2014

The internet’ role in the creation and impact of the information activist summarised in just 3 minutes has won the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis (IGPA) Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition.

Second year PhD student Max Halupka claimed first prize and received $200 towards his PhD for his research titled, 'The emergence of the information activist.'

The 3MT Competition is designed as a skills development activity to challenge PhD students to explain their research project to a non-specialist audience. Contestants are judged on their communication style, comprehension and engagement.  

Second prize was awarded to second year PhD student Graham Smith for his research into 'Improving performance measurement in Government.'

Commendations were both awarded to first year PhD students Marion Carter for her topic on, 'Rethinking the (im)possibility of valuing the immaterial: the politics of capital' and Thaneshwar Bhusal for his work on, 'Public sector reforms in Nepal.'

Max will now represent IGPA at the University of Canberra 3MT Finals on 29 July.




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