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Rin4’ competition kicks off

For the next three days, more than 50 UPF PhD students will be presenting their respective research in just 4 minutes and in front of a jury. The winner will receive a prize of nearly 1,000 euros.



Research in 4 minutesDuring 19, 20 and 21 April, PhD students at Pompeu Fabra University will be presenting their research in front of a jury in a maximum time of four minutes. This is the qualifying round of the Rin4’ (Research in 4 minutes) competition, the final of which will take place on 27 April on Ciutadella campus.

The current edition of the competition has 57 participants, most of who belong to the field of Health and Life Sciences and Information and Communication Technologies. The other participants are spread across the fields of Law, History, Humanities, Translation and Language Sciences, Economics, Communication, and Political and Social Sciences. Each of the students will present their research in front of a non-specialized jury composed of three members of Pompeu Fabra University, and each session will have a presenter. Given the number of participants, the competitors are divided into six different sessions:

  • 19 April at 1.00 pm in the Josep Marull room of Mar campus
  • 19 April at 3.30 pm in the Josep Marull room of Mar campus
  • 20 April at 1.15 pm in room 54.S02 of Poblenou campus
  • 20 April at 3.15 pm in room 54.S02 of Poblenou campus
  • 21 April at 1.15 pm in the Mercè Rodoreda auditorium of Ciutadella campus
  • 21 April at 3.15 pm  in the Mercè Rodoreda auditorium of Ciutadella campus

From the 57 participants, 12 will be chosen to enter the final. The winners will receive a monetary reward: the grand prize winner will receive €900; the second, €600; the third, €300, and the winner of the special prize will receive €200.

Rin4’ is an initiative of the PhD School at Pompeu Fabra University. The purpose is to underscore the importance of communication skills in the dissemination of science. The presentations will be evaluated based on their academic significance, clarity of expression, and the speaker's capacity and ability to convey his or her ideas and hold the attention of the audience in general, with a view to making science and knowledge more accessible to the lay public.



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