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What can I do when my e-mails to professors go unanswered? [duplicate]

I have accepted as postdoc researcher in a Swedish university. Three professors in the university are correspondent for this position. I have to travel to Sweden within 2 weeks and start my new job. ...
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Professor not replying to my email [duplicate]

Currently, I am a Master's student, and I sent an email to a professor from another department in my university. The email was about a topic which could simply be answered as yes or no. But, I have ...
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How to deal with professor who is ignoring my questions? [duplicate]

I am studying data mining in a college in Nepal. In Nepal, students and teachers communicate using Facebook Messenger. Teachers don't share email, and are instead friends with students on Facebook. I ...
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The reviewers are not answering to any of my emails. Why are they ghosting me? [duplicate]

I sent both of the reviewers, pdf of my thesis more than a month ago. Only one of them acknowledges the receipt, the other one is french. I sent them physical copies last Friday. They should have ...
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Professor not replying to my email. Why? [duplicate]

I wrote an email to my professor yesterday to ask makeup exam. But he doesn't reply until now. Test was taken a week ago. But, I can't take it because of family emergency(my grandfather passed away) ...
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My professor never answered my email. What should I do? [duplicate]

I'm having trouble submitting an assignment into turnit in and my professor never replied back to my email. The assignment had 3 different parts to it and I was only able to submit one of the parts ...
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Is it rude to use tracking softwares for the emails that you send to potential advisors?

A considerable portion of emails that I send to professors abroad to see if they have any position available remains unanswered. Not receiving a response, I can not imagine if they didn't attract to ...
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What does it mean if a professor does not answer your email in time?

I recently joined a research group as a postdoc. I wrote the professor an email to ask quick but important questions including asking him when when he wanted me to start. It's been over a week and I ...
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My new advisor didn't reply to my email, is it a sign that she doesn't care?

I am a 2nd year graduate student in physics, at one of the top 20 universities in the US. This semester, I am supposed to start a research project with a professor who agreed already to be my thesis ...
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Is it rude to visit a professor's office during office hours after he/she doesn't respond to my email?

I'm currently about to enter my final semester of undergraduate life and plan on continuing graduate studies (master's) at the same institution. Applications for the fall semester this year open in ...
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How long to wait after sending an email to a professor before I should assume that I will never receive response?

I have sent an email to a professor at a local university. The email asks for assistance with a fairly large science fair. I have done much of the work and the email was asking about how I could ...
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How to handle unprofessionalism in academia? [closed]

This question is in part related to this question and this one. In my case, I’m part of a double-degree Master’s programme¹, and am having a lot of difficulties at my German exit university. There are ...
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What to do when haven't heard back from potential supervisor who is moving?

I had contacted a potential supervisor and got a positive response from him. He said that he is interested but he said we should do a skype interview first. He also stated that he is moving to another ...
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strategies for sharing teaching information with universities I don't personally have contacts with

A large part of my job is the creation of new teaching materials and methods. I enjoy it, but I'm noticing a few things: Some international students struggle with my material, not because of the ...
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My supervisor ghosted me

I am a STEM master's student in a University in Europe. I am going to graduate next month and I need to settle the date of my defence and other bureaucratic matters with my second advisor. He had no ...

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