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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How much should I compromise for a university with a better reputation and ranking? [on hold]

I just got admits for Fall 2016 for both UFL and UTD. I also had an admit for Northeastern but declined it because of cost/benefits. Now UTD and UFL cost almost same. But UFL has a better ranking and ...
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How Computer Engineering related to “major field”, “specialized interest” and “kind of program”?

I'm in the process of filling the Fulbright program's application for visiting graduate students. The program gives merit-based grants for international educational exchange, in this case - grant to ...
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Any recourse for testing on material not mentioned in the class syllabus? [on hold]

In one particular university class, many people stopped attending after about half the semester was over as the professor was "confusing" as many people phrased it and opted to instead study from the ...
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High ranked college phD vs low ranked college phD, which one to choose? [duplicate]

Does completing phD from a highly ranked university has benefits over completing phD over a lower ranked University? I am only talking about the college rankings and not about the advisor rankings ...
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Is it ok to give your Old Assignments to others?

My friend wants an old assignment which I have done few semesters ago. I want to know whether it's ok to give the assignment to him and whether it's going to be a problem for me in the future. (I have ...
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How much seen material/questions should an exam paper contain?

At University,say the lecturers hand out past papers with solutions for the students to revise from for an upcoming exam. Is it common practise for the exam to contain a couple of the exact same ...
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What restrictions apply on a purely ficticious university's online profile? [migrated]

Although it differs from place to place, I assume that there are some common rules about what I can include if I decide to start, for example, dingdonguniversity.com and build a purely (and openly) ...
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Is Sheffield Hallam a good university for software engineering? [closed]

I intend to do distance learning,the university I study is a partner of SHU and I'm interested in following BEng Software Engineering.The local university I study offers BSc Software Engineering. I ...
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Is it proper to propose a thesis collaboration to a professor you don't know?

I am a master student at one of the best universities in Europe. As I am studying finance, I would like to have an experience in the US or London. I will have to start working on my master thesis ...
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4 d's on my first year. Please help [closed]

I have a 2 C- and 4 d's one is 6 credit course. I'm panicking because i don't know how to raise it up. Im planning to get a criminology degree. I'm only on my first year and I was so out of focus. I ...
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Is scanning a chapter from a library book illegal?

I love to visit the library and read a lot of books. However I am not particularly wealthy and consciously try to limit the number of books I buy for grad school. Besides the cost, there is a chance ...
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Listing Research Universities (Highest research activity)

Universities' rankings are misleading, because various institutes publish their ranking results by taking various factors. I have found a classification of research universities as R1 , R2 adn R3 ...
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Is watching porn in university a crime?

I am about to start my graduate studies in an American university, moving from my native Peru. Over the course of my under-graduation, I have developed this strange habit of watching porn at odd ...
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Do any British universities still offer degree registration from afar to those who study alone, without tuition?

Forty years ago, London University was still offering degree registration to "external" students, who might be living anywhere in the world. To prepare themselves for the London exams, many studied at ...
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What will help a master student more a Research or One extra subject?

Obviously a master student with some beneficial research efforts instead of an extra subject will boost up his/her confidence in future, but students sometimes want to do masters with extra subject ...
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Second master's degree in another field without bachelors

Question: Can I study master's degree in another field (or adjacent field) if I have a master's degree already without a bachelor degree? Explanation: At the moment I am studying master's degree in ...
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List of approved Competency-Based Education schools

Does the US department of education publish a list of universities that they've approved for Competency-Based Education? I've only discovered articles where they've approved a couple schools at a ...
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How do I get to a European university after Dutch MBO 3 [closed]

First of all, I would like to explain my current education situation. I have moved a lot when young, and have been part of different educational system, when 10, I was in the UK for 2 years, when 13, ...
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Are sleep stations on-campus effective in promoting productivity of students?

Several universities in the United States have begun setting up areas (usually in the library) for students to rest, ideally for those doing all-nighters. Its purpose is to help its students cope with ...
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Stay in Institution or Move to a new institution [closed]

Last time I reported that I had failed my qualifier and now have been asked to leave. In that time, I have done the prep work to exit out of with my masters with a presentation for my Masters work ...
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What is the difference between an academic department and program in US colleges/universities?

What is the difference between an academic department and a program in U.S. colleges and universities? I am attempting to model the relationship between Departments and Programs. Thanks!
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What are the profiles of the individuals in charge of science policy at a university

I am doing a cross-university study of science policy. I know that informally, much of the direction of research and science is done at the individual professorial and department level (and grows ...
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Is it allowed to ask for help in community for thesis?

I'm writing on my master's thesis. A specific part causes some troubles and I hadn't any progress here for several weeks. I'm now considering to describe my problem, my ideas and my accomplished ...
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How do I prepare for another application?

I applied to a Master degree in Computer Science, however my application was not accepted. The university that I applied to is one of the top ranked my field and I do intend to apply the following ...
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How can we help cope with sleep deprivation among university students?

Sleep deprivation is a common problem among college students that has become so serious that universities in the US have taken measures to help their students overcome it. As a particular example, ...
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Disappointed with computers science department [closed]

I am studying at university enrolled on a compsci bachelor course. We are given assignments however they are really confusing and never have clear instructions. Most of the time we are given large ...
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What's the purpose of Graduate consortia?

I noticed that Harvard has graduate consortia. From what I see, this is just a bunch of doctoral students getting together around a common theme, on which they loosely work together with faculty. ...
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As an Australian student with a UK citizenship, can I study in the UK?

Disclaimer: I wasn't sure where to post this but I thought this was as good a place as any so sorry if this is the wrong place. I am a high school student in Queensland, Australia studying for a ...
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Establishing programs in Universities

Recently, I came across a document listing approximately 358 colleges and universities of HBCUs, Tribal CUs, and Hispanic Institutions (serving underrepresented students). Out of these colleges, none ...
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Are there higher education systems in which is not required to write a thesis?

Are there higher education systems in which is not required to write a thesis as a part of the evaluation within the degrees? If yes, could you point me out some of them, please? Furthermore, are ...
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When does a PhD student officially stop being a PhD student?

When does a PhD student officially stop being a PhD student? To be more specific, are you no longer a PhD student when: you have submitted your PhD (and thus stopped working on it), been approved ...
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Should I lead an applause after introducing colloquium speaker?

I am introducing my first speaker at my university and, since the speaker is rather famous, I wrote a 1-2 minute introduction. The crowd will be interdisciplinary and between 100-400 people. Should ...
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How can an individual stop the university's standards and quality from deteriorating?

The business school I am currently at faces a very difficult situation. After a scandal involving fraud around the president a few years ago, in combination probably with fallout from the financial ...
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What are the pedagogical and institutional implications of implementing a Lecture Capture system?

My university is about to roll-out a Lecture Capture system (Panopto in this case), and I am in the business of promoting and supporting it. In case it makes a difference, I am in the UK. I suppose ...
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Grounds for an ethics complaint? UK math prof. publicly misrepresenting results from an unrelated discipline

I'm a Ph.D. candidate in social sciences and last month I presented and defended my thesis in an Eastern European university. The full text of my thesis is available to the public. A couple of weeks ...
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What is the Doctor implying here?

Last summer I did an Internship at a Company and after finishing it with a positive review, I received the offer to write my bachelor thesis in cooperation with that company. After finding a suitable ...
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A university does not allow its employees to use its affiliation on papers done in spare time; how normal is that?

Together with a colleague from a different university, I wrote a paper that has passed peer review in a respectable journal and is currently in press. The topic of the paper is very far removed from ...
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How do I specify that I ranked first in a university which has alot of affiliated colleges?

I ranked first in my university in my undergrads, which had many affiliated colleges. How can I specify that in an essay in a compelling yet precise manner?
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Other evaluation systems than exams

I live in a country where the quality of education is poor. The primary goal seems only to be to teach us how to pass exams and not to learn the material for knowledge sake. It appears that their ...
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Are university salaries public information in Sweden?

I am currently in the process of negotiating position both on the academic side and industry. I was told certain numbers on the spread of salaries for a specific position at a specific place, however ...
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I was caught having my phone out during a final, but I failed the test so would I still get referred to the dean? [closed]

So I had my phone on me while taking my final and one of the TAs asked if I did which I admitted to having it; he then just asked me to place it on the desk next to me and leave it there for the rest ...
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Can tenured professors do more about injustice in universities? [closed]

This question pertains only to tenured professors, because untenured staff may fear and risk loss of employment if they protest or campaign against the university. How much can tenured professors do, ...
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Can you teach in higher education with a master's degree?

I have a Bachelor's degree in journalism, and I'm starting a Master's degree program next year. I'd like to teach in a university - is it possible to do so with only a Master's?
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Moving between universities for PhD studies

I'm studying for an MSc in Theoretical Physics. I did my undergrad studies at university A. I then moved to another country to do my Masters work at university B. I did my BA thesis with a big name ...
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Getting a Masters in computer science but I am without any undergraduate degree

I am a programmer working 6 years in the industry. I am proficient in Javascript/JQuery, PHP, Java, c/c++, MASM Assembly, MySQL/SQL, together with accessory tools/technologies like Git/Github, UML, ...
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Cheating university in the name of university campus in Malaysia. [closed]

Can any higher educational institution use 'university campus' title for their unnamed building when they run franchise program from UK university? Nottingham Ran Franchise ...
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What is the academic weighting of being a project associate on a cutting edge research project?

I am taking a little bit of a break from academics and I'm looking to do a job before I move on to doing my Masters. While I have a job lined up, it's going to start in 3 months. I was also offered a ...
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Things to do during a university riot? [closed]

University riots can happen - how do we stop it? What exactly is a student's responsibility during a uni riot? Is it best not to come in to campus?
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Are the university's acceptance rate something trusted? [closed]

When universities are being compared using TOEFL or other standard exams, those numbers are trusted since they are managed by a single organization. However, when universities announce acceptance ...
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Master and PhD program at the same time

I was browsing through Academia SE and found this question. To save you from reading the whole thing, here is what confused me: the person who asked a question is in Master program at university, ...