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On standards or conventions specific to the higher education system in the European Union, which differs in structure and style from the systems in other parts of the world.

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Why do some PhDs programs pay monthly salary, some don't?

I found that some Ph.D. programs pay monthly salaries like real jobs (EUR2300/month for a period of 36 months): Medical University of Vienna, AT many pay minuscule monthly stipends like pocket money ...
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What are appropriate measures to keep use of reference managers within the GDPR?

The GDPR (or national legislation implementing it) places requirements on anyone who processes personally identifiable data concerning residents of the EU and the UK. As per this question the GDPR ...
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How should someone handle a course failure or prevent it?

I thought about my failure in the course a thousand times and could not think of any solution that could have helped me to pass the course successfully. Introduction In 2017, I was studying a graduate ...
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Given tertiary education is so expensive, how is the Anglophonic academia still surviving? [closed]

Tertiary education is very expensive in the USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand, etc. On the other hand, on average, tuition fees in the EU are 1/5th the cost of that of the USA. Why don't students from ...
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How does Erasmus Programme work when the language of education is different?

How does an exchange student go to another country for a year when the language of education is different? Doesn't the exchange student attend any lecture or course during the visit? Except for ...
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What is the process for getting a non-EU PhD "validated" in Germany so I can continue working as university associated faculty?

I am a medical doctor in Bosnia and Herzegovina (which is not in the EU). I also hold a PhD title and am an associated professor on the medical faculty. I am moving to Germany (Oberbayern). I have ...
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How does a typical CS Ph.D program start

I am just starting a computer science Ph.D. in the EU, and i have been assigned, since the first month, various papers to implement by myself (no team members to help neither the advisor is helping) ...
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Postdoc in Paris with foreign funding [closed]

I am moving to Paris for a postdoc in spring 2021 and I have received funding from Denmark for two years. I am considering whether administering the grant myself or having it administered by INSERM. I ...
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Successful postdoc interview at an Italian institution in December by a UK citizen. Would the EU-UK trade deal have an impact on my chances?

I am a UK citizen and obtained my PhD at a UK university in August. I was shortlisted for a postdoctoral position at an Italian institution in mid December before the UK-EU trade deal was made. The ...
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In what language do scientists communicate with each other in European research institutions?

I was just wondering out of curiosity. Nothing relating to my own circumstances. In what language do scientists in facilities like the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (whose campuses are there ...
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Can someone get his previous credits counted in a new Master's programme in the EU? [closed]

Suppose, someone studied in a 120ECTS MSc program in CS in a country 'X' in the EU. He obtained 60 ECTS there, but he also has some failed courses. He then abandons the program. Now, he moves to a ...
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In the EU, can I start an R&D company and apply for research grants?

I am from an EU country and hold a PhD degree in structural mechanics. I have two questions: Is it possible to start a company dedicated to R&D only and apply for research grants for my own ...
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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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Is it worth the sacrifices to choose the United States instead of the E.U. for a Master's programme? [closed]

I'm graduating from my Bachelor programme in Computer Science and Engineering at EPFL (Switzerland) next year, in July. Although I can continue at EPFL for my Master's degree (or an even higher ranked ...
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Do schools/universities in EU prefer to appoint PhD graduates as teachers from their own student pools?

As far as I understand, EU schools have high regards for PhDs from anglosphere, especially from USA and UK. But, what about schools in EU itself? Suppose, an International student, (1) has a ...
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Moving from a University to a National Research Institution, career implications?

Because of Brexit issues with my large grant, I'm considering a move from a permanent research+teaching post at a university to one of Europe's large research institutions. I'm not particularly ...
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Number of academics in various EU countries

This press release by an Italian union mentions a huge difference between the number of academic positions in various countries: Per fare solo un esempio, sul personale, a fronte dei circa 50.000 ...
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How to find host institution - Marie-Curie individual fellowship [closed]

How to find the list of host institution for Marie-Curie individual fellowship? Does it mean that the host institution must have already received or get approved for Marie-Curie individual fellowship? ...
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Host Institution - Marie-Curie individual fellowship

I am planning to apply for a Marie-Curie individual fellowship. Should I be already a Postdoctoral Fellow at a particular University, which will also be the host Institution? In other words, could I ...
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Rights of academic researchers [closed]

I'm trying to find some documentation on how are the rights of academic workers defined and protected by law in my country. Unsurprisingly, all I found is strictly administrative stuff related to ...
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Dependence of EU universities on external funding

Are EU universities as of 2019 more dependent on external funding than 20 or 40 years ago? Is there any EU policy on increasing external private funds and reducing public funding?
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How likely is it that a UK or EU PhD in STEM has to be self funded?

I am an EU citizen interested in pursuing a physics PhD in either a UK university or an European one. It looks like PhD fees for UK universities are so much higher than EU universities, so my issue ...
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Does the GDPR entitle students to see their recommendation letters?

If I am correctly informed, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) entitles any EU and EEA citizen to have right of access of any data stored about them (and non-EU/EEA citizens such access to ...
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What is the advantage of having a 'doctor europaeus' certified doctorate degree? [duplicate]

Universities in European Union countries have the possibility of issuing a PhD degree that is certified as "doctor europaeus" if the PhD student fulfills a certain list of 4 requirements, although ...
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Is there an independent organisation that oversees the professional conduct of researchers in the UK/EU?

By professional conduct, I refer to issues related to how a researcher manages his/her research group, including funding (both research and salary) and human resource issue. For example, there is the ...
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Scholarships in UK _only_ for UK/EU nationals [duplicate]

It came to my attention the following advertisement (for a UK institution): PhD studentships for UK and EU nationals are available. For UK and EU exclusively? So all other nationals are excluded ...
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Using public profile data from website for research

A member of our department plans to download millions of profiles from a public website. The data is freely accessible after you have logged in, though there is a company behind the website that does ...
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Centralized DB For EU Projects' Publications & Deliverables

A lot of times I face a difficulty in finding the public deliverables and/or publications lists of EU FP6 and even EU FP7 projects. Usually, these are hosted on the respective projects' websites. ...
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Does scientific experience matter for a funded PhD application?

I have some scientific experience, some papers in conference journals with impact factor, and a couple of papers in scientific journals. I am in a bad situation and may be unable to keep my current ...
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Query for a PhD

I have completed my bachelor.I have the following question 1)is it possible in any country of Europe to do a phD without a masters degree?
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Any good source of information on EU based postdoctoral/researcher funding opportunities

I have read several posts on the forum but there seems no good information hub for EU based postdoctoral/researcher funding opportunities. I will be grateful if someone can give me a start. By the ...
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Did MSCA supersede MCA or do both still fund new projects?

According to the page About the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions: As of January 2014, with the move to Horizon 2020, the Marie Curie Actions are now called the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA). ...
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Workshop(s) for application to Marie Curie postdoctoral Fellowships (formerly IIF, IEF and IOF, now just IF)

I believe there are workshops offered to people who want to prepare application to Marie Curie postdoctoral fellowships (now part of the Individual Fellowships offered by them). I am trying to find ...
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Two questions on Marie Curie Actions and current open calls

a) There seems to be a fellowship for 'experienced' researchers (link below), which seems different than IIF, IEF or IOF, it's called 'IF' (Individual Fellowship). The recent call link is: http://ec....
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What to do when you get a grant and move to another institution

My general question is; let's say that you are PI and apply individually or jointly with other research groups to a grant, and you get it. After some months, you move to another institution; can you ...
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