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How can a decent student find a doctoral advisor from another faculty?

I am a last year student at the Moscow State University (I study maths). At our university there are two somewhat similar mathematical faculties: Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics (this is where I ...
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What are some innovative publishing layouts to depict a scientific debate?

Typically, scientific debates are published in the form of "letter to the editor" to comment on or criticize a previously published paper. Alternatively, papers within the same volume can refer to ...
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How do professors from very small or unranked universities in the U.S. attract graduate students?

US News and World only ranks about 100 graduate programs in computer science 300 research universities in the US. How do graduate programs of small and/or unranked universities attract graduate ...
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Electronic Assessment / Submission for questions where each student should have a different correct answer

I am looking for software that will automatically assess the output of student assignments, or at least the numerical parts of them. This is for a large class of >100 students and multiple ...
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Transferring to a PhD program I had been previously admitted to

I will be beginning my PhD (in a field that's halfway between social sciences and humanities) in the fall. During my application cycle, I was admitted to all three of my top choice programs, and was ...
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Getting article type information [New Result / Confirmatory Result / Contradictory Result] from bioRxiv

The bioRxiv advanced search form lets one find articles by their type. Following are the three types: New Result Confirmatory Result Contradictory Result An RSS feed is also available here: ...
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The data of industrial postdocs in Canada

Could anyone help me with the data of hired postdocs in company and private sector in Canada? I want to find out the number and the rate of the industrial postdocs in Canada (including the postdocs in ...
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Fellowships of smaller amount to support your main postdoctoral fellowship

I'm not sure how relevant to this site my question is. I apologize if it's not, and would appreciate suggestions for other sites where I can ask the same. I've a certain postdoctoral scholarship for ...
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How to set up lab rotation when commencing a PhD?

I'll be starting a science PhD program in the fall, and I'm required to do at least three lab rotations. I haven't received any instructions from the program as to when and how I should secure a spot ...
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Consequences of applying to both research and staff positions at the same school simultaneously

There are some well-known universities, which I considered applying for several positions at each school (as a recent Ph.D. graduate). The potential problem is that, at each school, some of the ...
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Impact of the quality of a presentation in a conference on the number of citations the corresponding article receives

Is there any research/study that looked at the impact of the quality of a presentation in a conference on the number of citations the corresponding article receives? (quality in terms of form, not the ...
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Sharing preliminary draft versions of papers with people in the field

I am a PhD student in mathematical economics and had an interesting idea last month. I modelled my idea and wrote it down. For the moment, it is a preliminary draft but I think my idea is pretty ...
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How an international student can get a grant by himself?

First of all, I am open for a new title for this question to help me reach more people. I am an international Masters student at a top 5 electrical engineering program in USA. I applied for a PhD ...
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How much does it hurt admissions if I don't take an essential class until after I apply to schools?

I've asked a related question about dealing with two courses that I need that are scheduled at the same time. I'm not sure if I'll be able to get it resolved yet, and so it's been on my mind. One of ...
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Is it fair to all applicants if you were admitted to a prestigious law school partly because the dean endorsed you?

Let's say you came from a good law school and have good grades. But for some reason, you decided to transfer to an even better school. To be admitted, you need high grades and entrance exam scores. ...

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