I want to study for a PhD in robotics. The research laboratory is a renowned one but the associated university is not. In fact, the laboratory is part of a research institute.

Do you think that would be a desadvantage knowing that I intend to work in the industry after the Phd and not in academics?


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The university means something, but the reputation of the professor you will work with means much more. There are some top professors at "modest" universities. I assume that if the research lab is renowned it is for the faculty, not the overall institution of which it is a part.

And many people here seem to want to suggest, mistakenly, that some given university is not "renowned". Not every place is Oxbridge or MIT/Harvard, but plenty of great research comes out of those other "lesser" places. And even the "renowned" places may not excel in every field.

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