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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What are the key points to get and maintain good CGPA in University? [on hold]

I am in Collage now moving to the University .i was curious about getting/maintaining good CGPA. So if any of you who have good GPA/CGPA please share some of your TIPS/Tricks.? Actually many of my ...
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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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Pros and cons about graduate programs [duplicate]

I was accepted into a MSc program at a highly regarded university in my country (let's call it University A). However, I still don't have an adviser: all of the interesting ones are already taken, and ...
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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, ...
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Why do some universities require use of approved suppliers?

Some universities in the UK require that all purchases from budget available to researchers happen through one or more authorized suppliers. They tend to be strict in this regard, even though some ...
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Is it appropriate for my professor to include gender offensive material that is unrelated to the class subject matter in the course notes?

My accounting professor created a large binder full of notes for us to use instead of an actual textbook. He created it, and since he's the head of the accounting department at my university, he has ...
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Is Academia really just a huge competition?

I am currently an undergraduate student. I noticed that regardless of what courses I'm taking, there are always a handful of people who view everything as a huge competition. That is, they would do ...
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What is the best way to ask for a lecturer position in a cold email?

I am interested in becoming a lecturer at the school I received my Bachelors. I am in love not only with the school, but the field of communications. The department has been looking for ways to bring ...
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Universities recommandations and choices [duplicate]

I'm a tunisian student, i have a dream to persuit masters educations in a better university in Europe, USA, UK or Canada. I have a Bachelor degree (Licentiate, BAC+3) in computer science and ...
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Can I write a thesis or paper without my school's support?

I'm a Master's student, and I'd like to write a thesis, but my grade's don't qualify me (you need at least a 3.75/4.0 GPA). Can I just go ahead and write on? Is there anything I should be aware of? I ...
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What is the difference between two universities if students from either can take classes at the other?

I was at a college meeting the other day and I learned that Harvard and MIT have agreements that students of both institutions can take classes at the other for credit towards their degrees. Besides ...
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German language for Phd courses in Germany [duplicate]

Can PhD students study in universities in Germany, in engineering courses, without knowing the German language? Can they research and live without any problems? Does applying to these universities ...
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Research opportunities (in machine learning) for undergraduate students at colleges without good research programs

I am fascinated by machine learning, and have been experimenting with ML techniques in code for a few years now. I would really like to run an experimental study about the most effective ML systems ...
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Can we just send the same two recommendation letters to every colleges? And will I be able to look at what was written in each recommendation letter?

I'm a French student planning to go study in the United States. Most colleges in the United States seem to ask for two recommendation letters from our professors. Can we just send the same two ...
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Is “party ranking” a genuine ranking system?

From some discussion here, I surprisingly found (by googling) that there are some ranking for top universities for partying. From USA Today and Time to Playboy, they list top universities for party ...
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Does university have any cultural mission? [closed]

I am asking this question, as my previous question was closed because of being opinion-based. This made me wonder if there is a conceptual mission for higher education or not? In most European ...
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Second time chance for applying in one university

My application for admission to a degree program or research position at universities in Europe, USA, Australia, and so on has been rejected. If I then write several new papers for journals and ...
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How to increase chances of getting into American universities as a foreigner? [duplicate]

I'm currently in my last year of Gymnasium in the Netherlands. My dream would be to study Computer Science at an American University because those are generally more advanced in these topics than ...
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Is it common for universities to have multiple boards (eg, a General Planning Board, a Finance Board, etc.) and what is the typical name for these?

I am wondering if it's common for universities to have multiple boards, each with a specific mandate to manage and carry out initiatives in a specific field, such as General Planning, Education, ...
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What level of French education is generally considered to be equivalent to a U.S. Bachelor's degree: 3rd year of Licence or 1st year of Master? [duplicate]

In France there are three levels (these are the same for most countries in Europe I think): Licence (3 years) Master (2 years) Doctorat (about 3 years) In the U.S. I believe there are three ...
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Recommendation letter for college applicant sent via their high school

Background: This summer I was the instructor for a course in which many of my students were in high school, and were enrolled in my course as part of a 'pre-college' program at my university. This was ...
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Unable to grade student assignment in blackboard [closed]

I created an assignment for students using blackboard. This assignment is something that is completed externally. When going into the grading center I am unable to assign grades unless the students ...
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Can I write two separate Resumes to apply for two different graduate programs in same university?

I am applying to two graduate programs in the same University (Electrical Engineering and Financial Engineering). One of the required documents is the latest resume. In the past, when I applied for ...
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Official Transcripts: Applying to Previous University

I am applying for Graduate Admissions to the Previous University where I graduated nearly 10 years ago. Application says to send official copies of Transcripts from Previous University. But I am ...
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Distinctions between programs, departments, and institutes

I am applying to tenure track jobs at high research activity universities in the United State. Wading through open positions, I've become increasingly confused about what is the meaningful distinction ...
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Are postdocs students or staff when calculating staff/student ratios?

The ratio of staff/students is an important factor for university rankings. How are postdocs and non-faculty researchers considered in calculating this ratio? I am referring to researchers who have ...
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Why do some US states have multiple universities?

California, for example, has two universities: University of California and California State University. Why would any state not simply have one university for all the higher-education programs it ...
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Some postdoc positions do not have deadlines, but will open until filled. What is happening?

I am currently searching for postdoc positions for my first time. Many postdoc positions have definite deadlines, but others don't. Surprisingly, some prestigious institutes list postdoc positions for ...
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Can an outsider use university facilities for a technical discussion group?

As one with significant interest and some knowledge in the subfield of computer architecture, living reasonably close to a university, the idea of organizing and facilitating a discussion/reading ...
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Grades rescaling after mistake by the professor [closed]

I managed to proove that the exam is 20 percent beyond the lectures and the programme, the approach is now that to pass the exam the students need 40/80 which I consider as unfair because there is no ...