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Questions tagged [developing-countries]

On challenges specific to students, academics, and researchers in developing countries.

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Do my country and the standard of my supervisor affect the quality of my PhD?

I'm almost going to start my PhD. Out of curiosity, I searched for several effective researchers in several fields over the internet. Most of the common property among almost of them are 1) Working ...
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Does country of author influence the rejection of research paper

One of my faculty, during a lecture, told the following lines some good journals and conferences even consider the country of authors and sometimes they think that the research papers from a ...
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Alternative to PhD?

As a bachelors student in mathematics, I took various courses in Algebra, Analysis, Number Theory, Geometry and Topology. I am pretty much interested in every field and I don't want to specialize in a ...
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When may a PhD student start publishing? [closed]

I am a 3rd-year PhD student in Theoretical Computer Science, having started the PhD program after completing my bachelor in Computer Science. Questions: Is it okay for a PhD student in their third ...
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Feeling unprepared for PhD because of poor educational system in my home country. Should I leave PhD to retake courses somewhere else?

I will give some background. I am from a third world country, and I am doing my math PhD in Europe. During high school and university years I participated in many maths competitions, and even got to ...
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Becoming a Professor in a Developing Country after a PhD in the US: Feasibility and Challenges

I'm applying for PhD programs and I'm thinking about what I'll do afterward. Specifically, I did my undergraduate in a well-respected US university and am applying to similar tier universities for a ...
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Travel grants to lecture in a poor country: where to apply? [closed]

I have always wanted to lecture at a university in a poor country, something like volunteering. I am currently in Australia and I have been in touch with a colleague in Sierra Leone (West Africa) who ...
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How much weight is given to letters of recommentation from developing country for Dphil at Oxford University? [closed]

If one graduate at a developing country which lack highly ranked professors, how much weight should be expected to be given from Oxford University to recommendation letters for a Dphil? Do they weight ...
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How to improve profile for graduate admissions in mathematics, when coming from a country where quality of math education is poor?

What should I do after BS Maths before applying to a well reputed institute for masters and PHD in maths, given that my BS was done from a less developed country where quality of math education is ...
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Is a PhD from a developing country worth paying for?

In my country, Egypt, some well-known institutes offer PhD degrees. I want to apply for a PhD program in biostatistics for which I will certainly pay a lot of money. How much would such a program ...
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How can a researcher from a third-world country publish or otherwise disseminate an interesting result? [closed]

Given I am from a third world country, Can you tell me please what to do if i get an interesting result or develop a promising theory . Do you think that contacting a mathematics professor and ...