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Is tertiary education free of cost in Spain and Portugal?

I know that in some EU countries tertiary education is absolutely free (i.e., supported entirely by taxes) if someone knows the languages up to C2 level. For instance, I know that irrespective of ...
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How to measure outcomes of general education and higher education? [closed]

How do you measure the outcomes of general education (up to 12th grade) and higher education (college and above) in a given country? what are some indicators you would suggest I use? If we were to ...
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How to obtain US Bachelor degree based on my old university credentials?

I learned a math course in a Russian university many years ago. For silly discrimination and other silly reasons I didn't finish it and didn't receive any diploma. Recently (2020 Oct 27) I have ...
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Zoom cloud meeting for education

I have a paid (education) plan of Zoom cloud meeting. I use it for my university classes. I would like to get meeting participants’ names. How can I get that?
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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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Difference between “2-year community or junior colleges” and “4 year undergraduate program” in USA

I am confused about the USA education system. I looked up the Wikipedia page about K-12. In particular, the figure on the right of that page. Let's supposed I have just finished high school and I want ...
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Can I pursue a bachelor degree at 42? What should I consider when deciding whether to do so? [closed]

I am contemplating pursuing a bachelor degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering or System Engineering. Not to look for a job with it but just to expand my knowledge. I have a reasonable ...
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How to convince someone I know to pursue further studies? [closed]

There is this woman in my neighborhood that I had a talk with recently. We have known each other for a long time. Her parents are separated and she lives with her mother, but recently she has been ...
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Is there any difference between these two kind of researchers?

I tried to ask this question on Physics StackExchange because it's about physicists but it wasn't the right section, anyway the argument can be extended to almost every subject. I am studying physics ...
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What could it signify if I find most forms of abstract math (e.g. Calculus) much easier than Physics, Chemistry, and so on? [closed]

I'm an undergraduate now, and am faced with a genuine lack of ability when it comes to Physics. Seeing how my peers react to lectures and catch on faster, it's clear that the issue isn't my professors,...
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Academic policy does not let me earn credits from certain past courses. How can I challenge it? [closed]

I have read the policy below: No undergraduate courses taken to satisfy prerequisite requirements for admission to a graduate program may be included in the minimum number of units required for that ...
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Can someone do another Masters in Canada if you already have a Masters and PhD from the UK?

Can someone do another Masters in Canada if you already have a Masters and PhD from the UK?
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Which country or countries inspired the post-communism Polish higher education system?

Which country or countries inspired the post-communism Polish higher education system? Is the current Polish higher education system modeled after the German system of higher education?
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Need help with linear dynamics and kinetic frictional force question [closed]

I have went though my course notes a number of times and have still cannot solve the question below ​A penguin slides at a constant velocity of 1.52 ms-1 down an icy incline. The incline slopes above ...
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Outreach activities in the COVID era

All the outreach activities planned this year for my project have been cancelled due to COVID-19 disruptions. These include Summer math camp for high school students and seminar in local high schools. ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of doing a PhD project V.S. own dissertation?

In Europe, normally PhD students are going into two tracks -- taking a contracted PhD position with a given research project OR joining a well-structured PhD program to write up his/her own ...
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It is worth to get a bachelor degree in education? [closed]

What can I do with a bachelor degree in education and what are the pros and cons of getting a degree in education?
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MSc in education for an assistnat professor in computer science

What are your thoughts about getting an MSc in education while being an assistant professor? my UK university requires assistant professors to go through a number of courses, and upon completing them ...
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Refusing for turning on a zoom camera during an exam? [closed]

Hello I have a question regarding video during exams. My professor is hosting an exam using Zoom, and I was wondering if there was any basis for refusing to use the camera during the exam. Each ...
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What are the benefits and drawbacks of timed online exams? [closed]

I have seen several ideas for online exams but one thing that is not fully discussed is what are the advantages and disadvantages of timed exams? This will be helpful to many, especially during these ...
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Is it possible to do research in several branches of mathematics?

I'm finishing my undergraduate studies and I've been interested in several branches of math to research in the future, to say: functional analysis, differential equations, dynamical systems, ...
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Were the duration of Bachelor's, Master's and PhD degrees different in the U.S. 100 years ago?

Given that there were much less to learn 100 years ago, was the duration of degrees shorter then than it is now?
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Is it possible to get a list of everyone who graduated from a college in a given year/field?

I am interested in doing a project on graduate life-paths and need to be able to see the cohort a student graduated in in a given subject? i.e. can I say I want a list of all the people who graduated ...
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What to do if my undergrad hasn't prepared me well for grad school?

I will soon graduate with a data science MSc and am specializing in AI/machine learning, in which I would like to do research. I can read, understand and apply research papers pretty well, but I don't ...
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Do Professors Get An Education “Allowance”?

One of the most common things I think any students has seen is walking into the office of a professor to a miniature library of textbooks and books geared towards disseminating research to researchers ...
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Top app to run the University course classes remotely during a medical epidemic emergency [closed]

As our University closed most of one week which estimated more than one month, we need to be in contact with each other like the classrooms, so I have spoken by one of our master who was recently in ...
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Math careers outside of finance or education? [closed]

Been trying to decide between majoring math or engineering, my interests being in math, electronics, software, and chemistry. Math being my favourite, but most of the math jobs I’ve looked at in my ...
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Science Ph.D. to a sociological post-doc? [closed]

I am finishing up my phd, with a heavy climate change/plant physiology/molecular focus. Would it be possible to now enter a more sociological post-doc (e.g. connection between economic models and ...
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Masters in education during physics PhD

How feasible would it be for a PhD student in physics (who is interested in teaching high school after their PhD) to receive a masters in education from the university they are receiving their PhD ...
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Is social media affecting the creativity of students? [closed]

I have been observing my small sister for about a year now that there has been a huge decline in her studies and academic results and this all has happened soon after we got an Android device common ...
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How to educate bachelor and master exchange students from Asia?

I am working at a university in Europe. We have a great number of exchange students (one semester, year, of multiple years). I am having difficulties reaching some of these exchange students, ...
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Choosing the master degree in High performance computing [closed]

I am considering doing masters in HPC. I've picked this subject because I am interested in both computer vision and visualisation/simulation. Yet, I can't decide on any one of those in particular. My ...
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How can I get paid for a PhD in Europe?

I'm confused: someone said that a PhD in Europe is free, someone said that you get paid. What's true? And how hard is to get a PhD salary in Physics in North Europe?
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Are there any fields that merges health and space science?

Currently, I am an undergraduate majoring in biophysics and minoring in astrophysics. I've always had a deep passion for learning about the universe (especially the field of astrobiology) and I also ...
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Will American high schools recognize a foreign MA? [closed]

I'm an American who's getting a Master's degree abroad. It's my understanding that an MA leads to an automatic pay raise in public schools, but I'm not sure if my two-year foreign MA would count. To ...
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Should I do a Master's degree if I am already employed in the field? [closed]

I am very torn about whether to take the plunge to do a Master's degree. I graduated a few years ago with BSc in Maths which I didn't particularly enjoy, only the statistics and programming courses. ...
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Research on active learning in mathematics tutorial/practice classes

In the country where I live, university students studying mathematics usually attend lectures, consultation with their lecturers (if they have questions relating to material taught) and tutorial/...
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How do I get my school funded? [closed]

I have built a school where English, Mathematics and Georgian language are taught to minorities living in the Republic of Georgia. I named the school as "Alternative Education Center". This is (09-...
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friends or competition for work

I am in doubt if I should share new academic opportunities, studies, etc with college's friends, because they will may be my future competition for a job and they may get the job thanks to the help I ...
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How is the Dutch degree/diploma title structure for VMBO-HAVO-VWO? [closed]

I am reading about the Dutch education structure, and noticed the name of the diploma for Secondary Education is divided into 3 main areas, VMBO (vocational), HAVO (high-school) and VWO (pre-academic) ...
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Is it better for me to audit or enroll in a class for independent research?

I plan to conduct independent research on different forms of early childhood education. I have a B.A. in Early Childhood Education but no formal education in research methods or statistics. I was ...
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How to send a reminder to a US prof who has accepted my internship offer but didnt reply to my follow-up mail

I am a PhD student and I wrote a mail to an US prof for an internship offer, which will be completely funded by my parent institute (fellowship available) and hence the host US prof does not need to ...
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Is there a canonical paper to cite the benefits of active learning in post secondary education?

I would like to reference the benefits of active learning in my teaching philosophy. I have been to a variety of talks discussing the researched benefits (eg. increased class averages) of active ...
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Pursuing the field of computational physics professionally with a physics PhD

Please let me know if I should migrate this question elsewhere if it is inappropriate for this site. This fall, I will begin my PhD program in physics at Johns Hopkins, and I would like to continue ...
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i'm 23 years,high school dropout ,looking for a second chance [closed]

i'm from morocco,23 years old,dropped out of high school and i got into freelancing,but now i want to go back to school (school based in canada or europe "overseas"). which type of programs would suit ...
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How would someone go about creating something like the Pew Research Center? [closed]

I live in India. I've found that analyzing any sociopolitical issue objectively is almost impossible given the lack of data. If I wanted to close this knowledge gap by starting something like the Pew ...
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Have chosen a field without thinking much

I am pursuing Masters of Human Resource Management and will complete it within a few months. But it always bugs me that I have not chosen the right field. I went with what everyone was doing. I also ...
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What would go wrong if we were to implement the following education system in universities? [closed]

I think, in our current education system in universities, there are lots of problems, some of which are listed below, and I think we are wasting lots of time by repeating (possibly a worse version of) ...
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Has the student responsibility for not cheating? [closed]

If a student is cheating, he can be caught or not caught. If he is caught, it's not obvious what to do. There are options with different strategies: The students are themselves responsible for not ...
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Professor not responding email about his grading, do I have to email again?

I received a failing for a course; however, one of my project (which worth around 10%) was not graded. It is possibly due to my late submission (one minute late). Previously many of his students ...