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On standards or conventions specific to the higher education system in China which differs in structure and style from the systems in other countries.

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Meeting dishonest ex-supervisors at large international conference — Should one speak out?

I have returned to my country after one negative experience as a postdoc in China. In short, I was hired based on false salary & funding expectations supported by shady vague contracts written in ...
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How can I convince graduate students in China to not copy/paste from the Internet into their research papers?

I'm posting from an anonymous account, for reasons that will be obvious. I'm an associate professor in China at one of the top 10 universities in China, and have been working in China for a number of ...
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Acknowledged for nonexistent contribution?

I completed a postdoctoral period in China, where I had a number of issues with the administration and supervisor. In short, I felt exploited in many ways, from payment & funding restrictions to ...
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How long does it typically take for Chinese universities to accept or reject applicants?

How many days does it normally take to receive an admission letter after applying to a university in China? I am a student from Bangladesh.
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How to treat dual affiliation in a journal article

I am supposed to receive research funds from a Chinese university while I am working for a US university. The issue is that the Chinese university, as a part of contractual requirements, requests fund ...
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Writing letters of reference for a faculty position in China?

Does anyone know how to write good letters of reference into a Chinese university? I have an awesome former PhD student who is looking at a position that exactly suits their experience. Is China like ...
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Should I give a symbolic “thank you, and goodbye” gift to an abusive supervisor?

Within one week I shall leave my present institution, where I felt severely mistreated around salary payment and work conditions for 2 years, as a postdoctoral fellow. The PI who signed my contract (...
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Is this a realistic salary for China postdocs/ assistant professor?

After reading this (Persistent issues with salary pay as a postdoc in China: What can I do?) I am kind of worried about working in China with regards to pay. On paper, the type of salary advertised ...
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What would be a good research question on Nationalism? [closed]

I'm trying to find a research question on Nationalism in Taiwan, Hong Kong and PRC. I need a research question that can be supported with data readily available online. If anyone can help me that ...
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Persistent issues with salary pay as a postdoc in China: What can I do?

I am a third-time postdoc, and had never before had problems with getting paid. For almost two years now I have been a postdoctoral fellow at a university in southern China. This is my first ...
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What are the advantages/disadvantages of getting a PhD from China? [closed]

A Chinese university has offered me acceptance into its PhD program. This university globally ranks 68th overall and 23rd for Computer Science. Now keeping in mind the image Chinese universities ...
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How much research funding do faculty members get in China?

In China, how much research funding do faculty members in physical science departments tend to receive? What are the approximate grant sizes and grant success rates in natural sciences from the ...
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Is it weird to give your new PhD supervisor a “thank you” gift for supporting your application?

There is a similar question here as well as elsewhere. However my situation is somewhat different, so please read for marking it as duplicate. The questions I've seen asked has been about giving a ...
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How many students are typical for an advisor?

I am an undergraduate student in China, majoring in chemistry. I am now considering which advisors would be most suitable for my future research. Actually, I have been working in a professor's lab ...
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Do Chinese universities accept NIOS certificate

I am a former IT (Information Technology) professional from India. I have 5 years of experience in IT. I am planning to join an MBBS course in China or Russia. I cannot pursue this in India because ...
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What to do about an unprofessional instructor?

I'm a Chinese freshman majoring in statistics. It's not me, but my classmates who are suffering from poor teaching in their Python course. They have no prior programming experience, so they aren't ...
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Advertising European PhD opportunities for students in China [closed]

We have got interesting funding opportunities for Chinese students interested in doing a PhD in France. A good match would be familiar with proof/type theory and functional programming. However, we ...
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Applying for assistant professor position, teaching statement required but I have no teaching experience

I'm going to apply for an assistant professor position in a European university's campus in China. The problem is that I do not have any formal, class-based teaching experience while the job ...
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Our teacher is encouraging us to use cracked software

I'm taking a course named Numerical and Computational Methods Based on Mathematica (Or in Chinese: "基于Mathematica的数值计算方法"), but Wolfram Mathematica is a bit expensive for me to afford. On the first ...
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Postdoc in China: what are the possible difficulties and disadvantages?

According to the research paper, where the comparison of postdocs in China and US was done, there are several global cons of Chinese postdoctoral positions, like low sallary and lack of permanent jobs....
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How far back do Chinese universities go?

Europe has many universities founded in the Medieval period; in the United States, universities started to be founded almost as soon as English settlers arrived. China, however, I know very little ...
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Academics in China - promoted via connections

My friend has told me his own story. He's a researcher and he's trying to publish his paper. His supervisor is a Chinese researcher, but they're working in the states. My friend has written all the ...
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What can I do if I wrote a grant proposal with a professor, and now that it is funded he refuses to hire me?

I discussed my ideas with a professor at a university here in China, where I live. He said that I should write a grant proposal and he will submit it, and if he gets a grant he will hire me (as a ...
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How can you precisely match Chinese academic positions with western style? [closed]

Since 1919 the first time "democracy" and "science" was introduced into China, two academic position systems have been carried out in Chinese research and educational institutions. One is from Former ...
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What is the average postdoctoral salary in China?

I got one postdoctoral offer just after completion of my PhD study. I am not sure about the amount of fellowship. I do not have any experience in postdoctoral work. What is the average salary given to ...
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Is it possible to study in China without knowing Chinese?

Is it possible to enroll into and complete a graduate school in China while having only English language skills, without speaking Chinese at all? In particular, I am interested in (theoretical) ...
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In Chinese academia, what is the significance of the corresponding author, beyond 'public relation'?

I am a PhD candidate currently preparing a manuscript for journal submission in the environmental modelling and engineering field. One of my authors is from China, and contributed some data and ideas ...
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Does having a masters degree from a Chinese university have negative view for a PhD applicant in the United States?

I love travelling and I was thinking of getting my Master’s degree in mathematics abroad (I got my bachelors in the USA). I know that I can get funding if I go to China for my master’s. Will it be ...