Queries related to universities, as an institution of higher eduacation that grants academic degrees and provides both undergraduate education and postgraduate education.

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Do I get Admission Into National University Of singapore or Nanyang university of singapore? [on hold]

Im indian student graduated in Electronics and communication engineering, and my CGPA is 6.6 which is 62.7% after conversion. I know i had low score but i realized that i had wasted my time and after ...
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Is a second bachelors degree worth it? [duplicate]

I'm about to finish up a BA in linguistics and am looking at some interdisciplinary options for grad school (specifically in cognitive science). I have a competitive GPA in my last two academic ...
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Does the Duke of Edinburgh International Award help with college/job applications? [on hold]

If so, does only the highest level (gold) really mean anything, or is the second level (silver) still helpful? I'm asking this because I need to know if its worth my time where I could be improving ...
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Why is salary inversion a problem?

I've heard that salary inversion is a problem in academia, and it happens when Universities continue to hire new and highly qualified people at higher and higher salaries, but they don't increase the ...
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Explanation needed for university program titles (MScDiplomaCertificate)

What does it mean when a university has a program which title is 'program name' MSc/Diploma (MScDiploma). When a person graduates, does he/she get MSc or Diploma (MScDiploma). What is the difference ...
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Can I get some advice on pursuing PhD in signal processing and machine learning? [closed]

Summary Masters graduate interested in pursuing a PhD in the intersection/union of signal processing and machine learning. Looking for some general guidance, and specifically to direct me to some ...
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What do I gain by doing a minor? [closed]

I'm studying for a first degree (LLB) in law, and am interested in studying philosophy as well. For various reasons, adding it as a second major and doing a double degree isn't an option, so I was ...
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Why do some Universities give honorary degrees?

Most of the question is the title: Why do some Universities give honorary degrees? E.g. the President of Indonesia, Sukarno, got 26 honorary doctorates, and Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe has ...
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How much time does a professor have to do research on his own?

As part of their job, professors have to take care of getting funding, prepare classes, advise students, fulfill administrative tasks and attend to various meetings/conferences. How much time does a ...
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Which electromagnetic radiation is faster in water, microwaves or light? [migrated]

Well I've been asked this question, but I haven't been able to come with an answer yet using books and some web searches. The point is as the title says, to answer the question with the whole ...
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Why only medicine lectures are closed to the public?

In a coment, David Richerby pointed out that in his university in the UK everybody was entitled to attend to any lectures, except for Medicine. I have also found that Dusseldorf has the same policy, ...
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Criteria for choosing undergraduate school to prepare for graduate study: “focus on undergrads” & “extensive rigorous curriculum” mutually exclusive?

I'm trying to figure out which undergraduate colleges are most conducive to graduate school applications, but it seems to me that (with few notable exceptions) my two main criteria that lead to this ...
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Can one professor hold more than one endowed chair?

Are there examples of one person holding more than one endowed chair at the same university?
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Cambridge Dress Code

I've got an admission to Cambridge University and have been asked to attend an afternoon tea event at my future college, it is a matriculation event. In contrast to all other invitations there has ...
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Can I enroll in just the second year of a master's degree program in Germany?

In the french academic system, master's programs last for 2 years and one can start from the second year (if he/she fulfills the academic requirements, such as having already studied the first year or ...
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What are the most important questions to your phd professor after the proposal stage

I am a newbie in the PhD world (just started out). I have just finished my proposal and therefore committed to a problem I want to research and solve. However, my professor does not advise me much. ...
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My advisor wants to publish my final year project; what will this involve?

I recently finished my final year of a Bachelor of Science degree in Web Development at university in the UK. As 3/8ths of the final year credit, I was required to create a Final Year Project, ...
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I have noticed GPA calculation “bug” in our University, what should I do?

University X offers course Y with Z credits. The course is mandatory, and very important. It lasts for more than one semester with heavy workload. The University awards Z credits for the course Y, but ...
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How to verify academic history and degree?

TL;DR: How does one verify the academic credentials (degree earned, date of graduation) of an individual without their permission or knowledge. I'm trying to verify the academic history and degree ...
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Are there any undergraduate research programs available online?

Is there something like an undergraduate research programme (given by a good institution) in mathematics/theoretical physics which provides a research opportunity in which I can collaborate online and ...
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What PHD program to choose if my bachelor degree is in Business and Master degree in Computer Science

I have my Bachelor's degree in Business and Marketing and my Master's degree in Computer and information Science. This year I have applied to 3 different universities in Germany for taking another ...
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What is the typical flow chart for college mathematics courses?

I know that college mathematics typically start at Calculus I (Differential Calculus) and then Calculus II (Integral Calculus). Then after Calc II, it starts to branch off a little. One option after ...
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Advisor's/University's rights in the PhD/MSc alumni's research projects and publications

After a series of discussions about the level of dependency of a research student on his advisor in this link and this link, a question comes to mind that when the person is graduated and leaves the ...
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Why does a university not require me to send proof of high school degree?

I'm applying to a online Bachelor of arts degree at a very well established university in the United States. However, I'm almost through the application process and at no point did they require an ...
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Do graduate schools have more courses & less of a student-teacher ratio than undergraduate?

On average do grad schools offer more distinct courses than undergraduate schools? If that is the case, then it must mean there are more professors teaching in graduate schools. And common sense ...
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My professor gave me a bad grade and wouldn't discuss it further, I think some prejudice may be involved. How should a student proceed?

Background: I was a senior at a very prestigious, high-ranking university in the US. At the time my GPA was around a 3.9 and had never had any issues with professors (and actually socialized with a ...
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Tips on dealing with difficult professors?

I'm planning on going back to college (university for those folks across the  pond) and I was wondering what are some things that you guys have done to deal  with difficult professors. I had a C++ ...
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Will you be expelled if you commit a crime as a student in the UK?

I initially thought this was off-topic but StrongBad told me this is not, so thank you. A friend of mine has been a victim of fraud by someone at an university. This was investigated by the police ...
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Sabbatical work

The standard situation in US research universities is for the university to pay one semester of salary for a year of sabbatical leave, and faculty typically take this sabbatical at another university ...
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What are the important factors I must consider while applying to a CS program for an MS after majoring as a mechanical engineer in my undergrad?

I have a master's in mechanical engineering from a pretty decent college in my country with a GPA of 7.9/10. I'd like to know what constitutes a good application to a Master's program in CS (ML, to be ...
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How should bathroom breaks be handled during written exams to avoid cheating?

It seems to me that it is impossible to prevent cheating (as in: communicating and getting help from outside) if one allows students to use the restroom during written classroom tests. Excluding ...
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What is “call for nomination” for senior positions in university?

Job ads for senior executive positions in university always state Call for Nomination and Application. Contrary to nomination for awards, the nominator cannot actually nominate the nominee, but just ...
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Is a university that grants me a PhD for $1000 and a copy of my unpublished book fake?

I have paid $1000 for PhD in mathematics. And I have sent them my book to be considered as a PhD thesis. Now I suspect that I have lost the money. But as far as I know they are not accredited by the ...
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Ph.D or not Ph.D? [duplicate]

On october I get a master degrees of computer science. The thesis period is very full but I love it, because I learn every day new knowledge. Now my fear is to finish and get a boring job. Yes, the ...
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Expelled from undergrad university for poor academic performance, can I go back there (years later) for Masters?

I want to obtain a masters degree at a certain top university (in Canada). However, I was kicked out of the department due to my bad performance. Repeated attempts at getting back in were ...
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Is there a university that has only graduate programs?

Is there any university in the United States (or Europe) fully committed to graduate programs (master and PhD)? Why this is not a common scheme? Why research universities are not interested in this ...
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Should I switch from an M.A. to an M.S. program if my department allows me to choose?

I work in industry and am also attending a major U.S. university to get another master's degree, this one in Applied Math. When I entered the program, the department offered a Master of Arts (M.A.) ...
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How to start an academic career after 5-6 years in industry, without an undergraduate degree?

As an undergraduate, I wasted a ridiculous amount of time due to a combination of being distracted by part-time work, lack of focus, not knowing what I wanted to do with my life, and just plain being ...
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Who launches a private non-profit university?

Universities are normally non-profit. For public universities, it is understandable that governments invest the taxpayers' money for education purpose. However, investors of a private university ...
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Degree program changed before attending graduate school

I studied Bioinformatics at the undergraduate level but since I was short of one of the degree requirements and I had already been accepted to a graduate program, my university decided to re-name my ...
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Do American students enroll in unaccredited universities?

In countries with central governmental control over higher educations, universities normally should be accredited by a governmental body to establish a university and enroll students. However, in the ...
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How does Faculty of Graduate Studies work? [duplicate]

Canadian universities have Faculty of Graduate Studies for supporting graduate programs and students. However, I do not under stand how it can operates without conflicting overlap with the technical ...
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Mean life of Universities

I was just thinking, universities (as a public institution) are one of the most long-lived institutions in a human society. The may survive changes of government and they evolutionate with the ...
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Is a diploma updated in new request?

When requesting the diploma/transcript for a new job, the transcript is signed by the current registrar, as transcript has issuance date. However, a diploma does not have issuance date (only the date ...
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Can one get a faculty position by posting CV on job websites?

As I see faculty positions in Europe and North America is always based on applications. Is it common that a department head suggest a faculty position to a possible candidate? I do not mean based on ...
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How to set the threshold below which students get a failing grade in a university-level course?

What criteria (in light of the best practices or teaching experience) should one consider when deciding the passing percentage of the course? (By the passing percentage I mean the grade threshold ...
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Is there an association for academic managers?

I there an international society/association for building a community of academic managers (such as department heads, deans, etc)? I found Association of University Administrators, but it is for ...
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What does “informal application letter” mean?

For an application to a Master programme, I am asked to send: a description of my study motivation on 2 pages an informal application letter What does "informal application letter" mean? Is it ...
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H-1B Visa Sponsorship by Universities

The statements of "Applicants who are invited to campus for interviews must be able to show proof that they will be eligible and qualified to work in the United States by the time of hire." is ...
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How to explain to college that religious observance precludes me from living on campus, as required?

I am planning to attend a college that requires students to live on campus, in a coed setting. As an observant Muslim, I cannot do that. The college asked me to write a letter explaining why I cannot ...