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US graduate school: expected proficiency and competency in the area of specialization at the beginning of the program [closed]

I am interested in applying to graduate schools in the US in a certain sub-area of computer sciences. However, most of my educational background is in engineering (BS+MS in systems engineering from a ...
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PhD courses instructs language in Germany

What's the main language used in PhD courses in Germany for most of the fields ? CS, chemistry... Thanks
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Lower division vs Upper division

In the United States, what is the difference between lower division and upper division in colleges and universities?
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Can I take two consecutive classes simultaneously? [closed]

For example, I would like to take Intermediate Spanish I AND Intermediate Spanish II at the same time. Can colleges, in general, allow that? If my advisor says to me that they think it cannot be done, ...
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Why is a PhD course studied by consultation? And how is the study by consultation done?

I have been accepted to do a PhD in Czech Republic. I will be arriving to the University at the end of November 2020. The supervisor told me to take about three courses and we agreed on which courses ...
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I don't feel confident about my place in research. I am objectively less equipped for this career. How to move forward after a PhD?

I got my PhD earlier this year. I have been productive during my PhD, published 4 papers during my 5.5 years duration in decent journals. My advisor was not an expert in my area of research, so my ...
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Discouraged by advisor to take courses, is there a way to navigate through this situation?

Graduate schools in North America usually have a required number of courses that you need to pass. Afterwards, the school is usually pretty flexible at the student taking more courses (and it is often ...
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What is a good ice-breaker question on the first day of the classes?

I will be teaching for the first time and I am wondering if I should take time to meet & greet with students if so, what should I ask them? I know some questions are uncomfortable (anything that ...
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SoP - including a course I was strikingly successful

I'm writing a statement of purpose nowadays for my intended linguistics MA program. The first draft is about to end, which I will edit harshly later. What I'm curious about is this. When I was a ...
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Why lab sessions are handled by TAs?

Consider a course (say machine learning). Professors attend to deal with a theoretical part and then does not involve in the coding part. The task of handling the coding part is left to the TAs of the ...
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Are ERC starting grant preparation courses worth it?

Has someone here an opinion or already experience (and recommendations) with online preparation courses for writing ERC grant proposals, or for other kinds of funding?
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Is it reasonable to hold the grade of a student who has graduated? [closed]

My son took an Undergraduate Thesis course this year, and he could not submit his thesis at the end of the school year. Even he has graduated now, he cannot submit his thesis. His advisor insisted ...