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Itrat Batool won the College 3MT heat and will go on to compete in the ANU finals on 6 September

Itrat Batool won the College 3MT heat and will go on to compete in the ANU finals on 6 September

PhD candidates tackle Three Minute Thesis 2017

21 August 2017

Famed philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche once said “it is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a book.”

It was similarly the ambition of three PhD candidates from the ANU College of Business and Economics to distil the core idea of their thesis into a three minute presentation, as part of the annual Three Minute Thesis competition.

Itrat Batool, PhD candidate within the Research School of Management was named the overall winner for her passionate and fascinating presentation on how the packaging features of medication can have an impact on how prescribed medicines are taken. She asserted that our sensory perception of products affects how they are consumed.

Itrat will go on to represent the College at the ANU Three Minute Thesis finals on 6 September 2017, from 6-8pm at Llewellyn Hall. 

Arnaldo Purba, a PhD candidate and tutor with the Research School of Accounting, received the People’s Choice Award for his presentation that explored the issue of international tax avoidance, particularly in the context of his homeland Indonesia, using case studies of Google and Apple to highlight his case. 

“Tax avoidance by multinational corporations undermines economic development, especially in developing countries,” he explained.

Arnaldo will now go on to represent the College in the Three Minute Thesis People's Choice Competition at ANU Open Day. 

Competitor Bardia Khorsand, PhD candidate within the Research School for Finance, Actuarial Studies and Statistics received a runner up prize for his succinct speech titled “Dividend dysfunction: a forgotten process”.

Thanks to all competitors, and to the judging panel Associate Professor Maria Racionero, Professor Neil Fargher, Associate Professor Lin Cui, and CBE External Advisory Board member Ms Ann Steward PSM.

CBE Three Minute Thesis 2017



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