« My thesis in 180 s » - Edition 2015

Registration at the French-speaking international competition

« My thesis in 180 s » - Edition 2015

The National Centre for Scientific and Technical Research (CNRST) and the Mohammed V University of Rabat (UM5R) are pleased to announce the opening of the registrations to the International French-speaking competition « My thesis in 180 s », organized in partnership with the Cadi Ayyad University of Marrakech (UCAM) and the Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah University of Fez (USMBA) and with the support of the French Institute of Morocco (IFM, Embassy of France) and the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie - Bureau Maghreb (AUF-BM).
The competition, aimed at doctoral students, requires from the selected candidates to present their thesis work in three minutes following strict rules and before a non specialised audience. It therefore offers them the opportunity to hone their skills in science communication by expressing their research in a simple, clear, concise and convincing speech.
Doctoral students wishing to participate can register by completing this form (click here) and returning it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before March 15 at midnight at the latest.
Following the close of the registrations, three groups of thirty candidates will be selected in each of the three academic zones defined for the competition and will participate in the three regional qualifiers which will be respectively organized by the UM5R, UCAM and USMBA between 04 and 15 May.
The first five winners of each regional competition will participate to the national final to be organized by the CNRST and the UM5R the week of June 15th.
The first two winners of the national final will take part in the international final to be held in late September - early October in Paris under the auspices of the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and the Conference of University Presidents (CPU). In addition to Morocco, this international final will be attended by candidates from the six following countries: Belgium, Canada (Quebec), France, Senegal, Switzerland (French-speaking Switzerland) and Tunisia.


Moroccan delegation to the international final of the 2014 competition, organized by the “Association francophone du savoir” (Acfas) on September 25 at the “Heart of sciences” of the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM);

From right to left: Aziz Bensalah (national competition coordinator), Asmae Zerrad, Rachid Aboutayeb, Chaimaa Yatrib (finalists), El Hassan Talbi (jury member).