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Is it a good idea to go to a university just because of its high international ranking? [duplicate]

I'm an international student and I'm currently studying pure mathematics in undergraduate level with a relatively low GPA (~3.5/4.0). I've recently read so many positive reviews about the universities ...
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Transferring to a Top-10 PhD program in Theoretical Physics from a Top-50 program in US for better job prospects in Academia? [duplicate]

I will be soon joining a Top-50 school for a PhD in High Energy Theory. They have some very good professors who have published top quality journal articles in their area of expertise (even with some ...
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Do university rankings matter for research? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: University rank/stature - How much does it affect one’s career post-Ph.D? Do rankings of universities matter while pursuing research or should I be more concerned about ...
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After getting a PhD at a low-ranked university, would it be harder to get a job at a high-ranked university? [duplicate]

In more detail, let's say I get a PhD degree at a university which is ranked 51-100, according to QS ranking system. Is it possible for me to get a job at higher ranked university, like 1-50 ? Let's ...
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How to decide which university to study for PhD [duplicate]

I have seen many different research students that want to apply for a PhD or MSc program but they are so nervous about their choice. Sometimes they pay most of heir time, reviewing the websites of the ...
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Value of a degree from an unknown univeristy [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: University rank/stature - How much does it affect one’s career post-Ph.D? I graduated with a Bacholars from a top university and did quite well, however, I was recommended to ...
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Is it possible to get a researcher position in a prestigious institute with a degree from a not very well-ranked university? [duplicate]

I'm currently in the 2nd year of my Ph.D. and I'm really interested in my future career options. I'm attending a double-degree study programme in two European universities, none of them being among ...
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Does it matter where I get PhD degree from if I want an academic career in the US? [duplicate]

I am an EU citizen who is going to apply to PhD Physics programs soon. My ultimate goal is to become a university professor. In considering which university I should attend for PhD, factors such as ...
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What are the diffrence between the quality of top 20 universities PhD programs over top 70s for USA? [duplicate]

I am a Computer Science M.Sc. Student in a university in a developing country. I am planning to apply for PhD this year. Actually my main reasons to not continue my PhD here, are the issues related ...
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What are the advantages of top 20 universities over top 70s for CS PhD in USA? [duplicate]

I am a Computer Science M.Sc. Student in a university in a developing country. I am planning to apply for PhD this year. Actually my main reasons to not continue my PhD here, are the issues related to ...
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PhD university ranking when going for post doc/ jobs [duplicate]

I have completed my bachelors and masters in engineering from a top UK uni and I am currently working towards my PhD at a low ranked uni (50th in the UK) mainly because it was one of the very few ...
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How important is the academic reputation of a graduate school to its Ph.D students when they are looking for jobs in North America? [duplicate]

When academic committee consider an applicant for postdoc or tenure track positions, how much do they care about where the applicant got his Ph.D? Suppose two applicant have similar accomplishments in ...
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Is Ph.D relevant in academics because of the university under which it is done or the paper publications? [duplicate]

Is Ph.D relevant in academics because of the university under which it is done or the paper publications? I am planning to join for Ph.D under a relatively new university but I hear often that it's ...
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Why is research at highly productive research institutions better than those at not-so-highly productive research institutions?

As of time of writing, the University of Oxford is top of the Times Higher Education world university ranking list, while the University of Southampton is 118th. (Nothing special about the THE, Oxford,...
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Do universities hire graduates from lesser universities

Recently, someone analyzed computer science professors at top universities and found that over half of the professors at the top 51 universities graduated from a top 10 university. Others have also ...

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