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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Why is the variability in faculty salaries between STEM fields so high?

Checking the data from some public universities (example), I noticed that the variability in faculty salaries between STEM fields can be extremely large, even within the same university and for the ...
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Gender Equality in the University [on hold]

I go to a large public university. At this university, there is a Women's Studies program, but no Men's Studies program. There is a Women's Resource Center, but no Men's Resource Center. There is a ...
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Extracurricular activities for Harvard under-graduation admission, computer science? [on hold]

I want to study under graduation at Harvard. I have completed my 10th grade and after 3 years of diploma want to study there . I will score good at TOEFL and SAT. But they need something Extra ...
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Is getting a Degree necessary? [on hold]

As what my title has mentioned - Is obtaining a Degree qualification necessary? I know that this question is pretty vague but the reason I asked is because currently my highest qualification is ...
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Prospects after studying MS in Computer Sc from Sweden? [on hold]

Got admitted Masters in Computer Science & Engineering. but no scholarship. IT Experience say 3 to 8 years in International IT Organizations a.Is it really worth to spend 30,00,000 to 35,00,000 ...
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How to become a visiting student in a UK University

I'm about to finish my BSc in Computer Science and in September I'll start an MSc in UK. What If I wouldn't want to waste my time during August and September months? It'd be feasible to ask some ...
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Beginning Masters program before finishing Bachelors? [on hold]

I'm meant to be completing my Bachelors in a week and will be one module short of completing my credits. I've got all A's and B's and due to a silly error on my part I didn't register for enough ...
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Differences between “Polytechnic” and “Technology”?

Some universities are called Polytechnic and some other contain Technology in their name, for example the Valencia Polytechnic University (UPV) vs. the Technical University of Berlin (TUB). What are ...
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What is the difference between a college and a university?

What is the difference between an institution calling itself a "college" or a "university"? For example, take the "University College London". Is it a college? A university? Both? What does it mean?
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should i prefer IIT over any other world renowned universities like Cambridge , Oxford etc for my career in Architecture? [closed]

I m really confused as to what should i choose . Right now I am in class 10 , studying in India. I have also joined a coaching institute . I am deeply interested to pursue my career in architecture ...
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What does a university's acceptance rate indicate?

If the acceptance rate of a university is 90%, does that mean it accepts 90 out of every 100 students that apply? Does a university's acceptance rate indicate its quality? Most top universities have ...
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Comparison of grading systems [duplicate]

What is a good source which compares grading systems in different countries? Which also gives the equivalent of a grade in a country X to that of a country Y?
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About eligibility for the Cambridge International Scholarship Scheme

On the website of the University of Cambridge, they state the eligibility criteria for the Cambridge international scholarship scheme (CISS). One of them is: "Have a high upper-second-class ...
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What are some of the most valuable certifications in the UK? [closed]

I'm from Singapore, and still studying in tertiary school, but it's always better to plan early. I really hope to go to the UK to further my studies, but I'm really confused about the University ...
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Including my institution in a research paper

Consider this scenario: I am a student. I ask my professor about possible research grants. He suggests applying for a research grant with 3D printing. He helps me brainstorm and incubate in idea. I ...
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Converting a degree program to a non degree one

Is it possible to convert a degree program into a non degree program? For example if someone has started a degree program and is not able to complete it, or decided not to complete it, can he/she ...
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most important factors and points for writing motivation letter [closed]

Usually one of the documents that is needed for applying a position is motivation letter, I want to know which points are important for writing a effective motivation letter? If I want to apply for ...
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Since approximately 90 credit hours of science/math course work are required for med school, what are the remaining 30 hours of university for? [closed]

Can you you use your remaining 30 credit hours to work on another major or minor at the same time? If so, what majors or minors can you do?
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A professor may have stolen an idea I discussed with him: how to proceed?

I'm really not sure how to proceed from here. I'm an undergraduate Computer Science student, planning to earn my MSc in the next couple of years. A couple of weeks ago, I spoke with a professor ...
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Is it ethical for a Professor to disseminate wrong answers online?

I recently took a class where the Professor created multiple online study guides, on popular student sites, which intentionally contained the wrong answers. He did this because his exams were based ...
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Are very small departments necessarily sub-par?

This college, which I will not name here, specializes in computer-related programs, which makes its other courses, like political science, unpopular among student applicants. In one instance, the ...
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Does Hill University (USA) have legitimate accreditation?

I need to know if Hill University is accredited. Especially in the field of MBA degrees.
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Is it acceptable to ask how a professor would like to be addressed through email?

I am an undergraduate student working for a professor this summer. Up to this point, I have referred to the professor as Dr. LastName. I have met his research group; his graduate and PhD students ...
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graduate admission in theoretical physics [duplicate]

i have graduated on electrical Engineering with I want to get graduate fund on theoretical physics at u.s universities. I know it's too hard for me. Can you people please let me know how higher scores ...
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Is it normal for a PhD program to retract or delay financial offer for international student?

I am an international student and about a week ago emailed my top-choice PI about the current status of my PhD application (top-50 university in USA). He said, that he is going to offer me a position ...
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What services would you recommend to ship belongings to graduate school beforehand?

I realize that this question is not exactly pertaining to academia but I couldn't think of anywhere else to ask this. I fully expect to get several downvotes but please be kind and move my question ...
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Can I change my field for Masters?

I just got done with my bachelors in Computer Science. After four years of CS, I realized I don't really like programming or anything to do with computers. I'd rather work for organisations which ...
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How can I best determine if a masters program is of high quality?

I'm about to start my master in mathematics next year. I'm having a lot of trouble determining how some of the options available to me compare. They are all not very wel known programs, and I don't ...
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Are Honoris Causa degree worth as much as PHD?

Lately I have seen that some people(some ex-presidents in my country and some others) have been getting the Honoris Causa degree from some universities. Some of which have never even gone to ...
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What do I need to do as a potential mature student in the UK?

Please bear with me in this question despite its length. I'm only putting so much detail in it because I want to be thorough, as this is an important subject to me. I'll explain my situation first ...
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For government / industry research posters, should I include my university's logo?

For an undergraduate putting together a research poster describing research worked on at a government lab, is it appropriate to include the undergraduate's home institution in the Acknowledgements ...
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How do universities verify qualifications?

I want to apply for an academic job in the US or UK. I am curious how the universities verify my academic degrees. Do they call/write to my home university to verify my qualifications. In my home ...
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I found a trove of Computer Science Masters thesis unprotected on a respected uni's website

I was looking for some technical documentation in relation to development of a specific piece of software, using a Google search such as "ACMESoft" "ACME_Rhino" filetype:pdf. I found a PDF hosted on ...
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Bad signs in a department for PhD

Is it a bad sign in a department if most of those who do their thesis in that department also did their undergraduate studies there and most of those who get their PhD there either are employed in ...
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Where does the US Department of Education report university graduation rates?

Where can I find the report that states the fact below, quoted in a CNN article? Only 40% of middle-class college entrants who were high school seniors in 2004 had secured bachelor's degrees by ...
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How do I convince my school to allow me to double major? [closed]

I am currently a second-semester freshman. For the last several years of my life, I've been pondering over what to choose as my major. My last two years of high school, I took university math courses, ...
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Questions to speaker per Smartphone in University lectures

I was at the MIT-Vienna-Conference and they had a pretty nice App-System (Superevent), where Questions to the Speaker could be asked per the Superevent-app, upvoted from others and finally answered by ...
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Graduate Studies in Mathematics in Canada [closed]

As the title suggests, I want to know that what are the best Universities in Canada for Graduate Studies in Pure Mathematics? In particular, what about University of Waterloo and University of British ...
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Student protest to force university to institute safety changes [closed]

A tragic event has occurred at my university where a student was killed because of negligence on the part of the university. The student body is organising a protest to force the university to amend ...
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How to find possible donors?

In the US universities, many positions are endowed by donors. Is it possible/common for individual academics to directly contact possible donors with some plans? If so, how one can find possible ...
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How are trustees chosen?

I thought that trustees of a university are leading people in the region or around the country (politicians, industrial leaders, donators, etc). I accidentally saw the Board of Trustees of Princeton ...
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Are you allowed to copy text from your Master's thesis into your PhD thesis?

I wrote a Master's thesis a couple of years ago (which is available to view from my University's online service; so it's out there) and am now doing a PhD. Some passages from my Master's thesis is ...
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Is the ETH Zurich part of the University of Zurich?

I'm wondering if the ETH Zurich is part of the University of Zurich. Not only are they build close together, according to Google there are famous graduates of the ETH that are also listed as graduates ...
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Does wearing a university t-shirt imply that the wearer is affiliated with the university?

My friend studies at a very prominent university and has invited me to visit her. Coming across the university shop, I was considering buying one of the t-shirts with the university logo. I am ...
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What to do when professor is not responding to emails or calls and his action is required to commence a masters thesis?

I'm planning to start my master thesis soon. It will be an external thesis in a company. As this kind of thesis is not very common in German universities, I need to find a professor to supervise me ...
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Ethics of “recycling” assignments [duplicate]

I can't think of a better title, feel free to edit. I'm retaking a course at university, and the basic assessments are very similar; if I can assume that I'm studying effectively, could there be any ...
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How much reputational value is added to a journal by being indexed in various abstracting and indexing (A&I) databases?

I'm co-editing a small communication and media-focused OA journal published by a regional scholarly association. We are in the process of being indexed in selected research databases of EBSCO (just ...
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Is it acceptable to solicit answer from university?

I have applied to a master's degree. If the first screening is successful, we are supposed to have an interview in March before the final decision. The result from the first screening were supposed ...
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What do you need to work in administration at universities?

I would like to work in administration at university and I was wondering if there is any specific course/qualification that will increase my possibilities of doing so. In particular, I was thinking ...
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Under what circumstances can the university council withhold Ph.D. degree?

This a case 28 years ago where the defense committee approved the dissertation and recommended granting the degree. The department council and the college council both approved granting the Doctoral ...