An academic title is earned through a college or university degree and sometimes associated with an academic position.

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How to address a person in a letter?

For example, if a person holds not just "Dr." but "Priv.-Doz. Dr." or "Prof. Dr." should we include the full title after "Dear ..."? Thank you. P.S. July 20, 2014 UPDATE: as some repliers ...
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How to address a knighted academic?

How should I address a knighted academic in a letter or in an email? The person in question is a chancellor of a university, so the odds are that he has at least a PhD. He is a CEO of a multinational ...
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How to address a doctoral candidate who is ABD (All but Dissertation)? Is “Dr” appropriate?

How does one address a doctoral candidate who completed all his/here requirements except the dissertation? Would they be referred to as Doctor? Or is there another title? In the past, I believe I've ...
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What do the Dutch academic titles “prof.dr.dr.h.c.ir.” mean?

Some Dutch academics - I think probably full professors with chairs - have a rather confusing string of abbreviated titles. One example is prof.dr.dr.h.c.ir. M.J. Plasmeijer, but many other examples ...
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What does “DeWitt W. Buchanan, Jr.” in a professor's title mean?

I've got to cite the author of a text and her full title is Jeanne Brett, DeWitt W. Buchanan, Jr.,Distinguished Professor of Dispute Resolution and Organizations; Director of the Dispute ...
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What is a Chartered Scientist/Engineer & how do you become one?

British societies (and commonwealth countries) offer the title of chartered scientist/engineer. Is it based on my education only or work experiences (and research outcome such as publications)? How ...
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Is there an alternative to Dean title?

Because of different backgrounds in higher education systems, different titles are popularly used for administrative titles in academia such as University level - President, Vice Chancellor, ...
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How long does it takes to receive a master graduation document (degree)

Can any body tell me how long after the Master's thesis defense do it take the student to receive their Master graduation document (degree) in Spain, France, UK or USA? I'm asking specifically about ...
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What is a “running title”?

I'm about to submit a paper and the format requires a running title in addition to the actual title. What is it for, and is it supposed to be longer or shorter than the actual title? Should I ...
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How to address a military officer with Ph.D?

What is the proper way to address a person who is an office in the military (USA) who at the same time has a Ph.D.? Would it be Dr. General John Doe or General Dr. John Doe?
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How to phrase the title in a presentation at an academic interview?

When delivering a presentation at an academic interview, what are some keywords which should be included in the title of the presentation? Should the title be in the first person? What are some good ...
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Non-EU PhD title in Germany

I am a German PhD student in South America and am worried about whether my PhD title will be accepted in Germany (as Dr.) and internationally in general. If you successfully complete a PhD in the EU, ...
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How to address an academic without a PhD

I am currently writing an e-mail to a member of Oxbridge staff. He is a "lecturer," full-time staff, who co-ordinates a well-known program, but does not hold a PhD, only an MA. I can't call him "Dr. ...
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How do I cite a quote in the title of a paper

I have written a paper (only internally marked) and I have a title: "GCR2: A Riddle, Wrapped in a Mystery, Inside an Enigma". This was initially a Winston Churchill quote about Russia (after the ...
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How to address a Dr. des.?

How do you address a Dr. des. (Doctor designatus), for example in e-mails? Dr. John Doe Dr. des. John Doe John Doe …?
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What is “Honorary Lecturer” in the UK universities?

I was browsing some UK universities, and I was surprised by the number of Honorary Lecturers. I understand a honorary professor position, normally given to an outstanding scientist outside the ...
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When can you call yourself doctor?

I just passed my dissertation defense. This means there is nothing left but paperwork to get my doctorate. Among the various congratulations I've received a couple have termed me: Dr. My assumption ...
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What does “Prof. Dr. ir.” mean?

I have a Belgian colleague who is “Prof. Dr. ir.”. What does it mean?
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Special professor titles?

I have noticed several special professor titles and I was wondering what are the exact details behind them. For example: Stan Franklin, W. Harry Feinstone Interdisciplinary Research Professor I ...
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What's the correct order of writing for a MSc. and a Dipl.-Ing. degree? (e.g. on a business card)

I finished my (german) Dipl.-Ing. (FH) degree after 4 1/2 years of studying. After that I started to work and studied parallel via a correspondence course. I'll now shortly (hopefully ;-) ) have the ...
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How should a job title be translated?

When you introduce yourself to an international audience and come from an non-US system, there always is an awkward moment of translating your job title into a form recognizable by the people you ...