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

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Finding the equivalent title/position of "Oberassistent II" in both the US and in the Italian university system

What is the equivalent title/position of "Oberassistent II" in both (or at least one of the following) the US university system? the italian university system? I have heard that, in some ...
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Does the German PhD system, wherein supervisors examine their students' theses, lead to a conflict of interest?

I understand that in Germany, a PhD student's thesis is (almost?) always examined by their (two) supervisor(s) (and that a further examiner is only called in in the case where both examiners award the ...
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Not having a reference from my supervisor

I was working as a research assistant in Germany for 3 years in the field on cell and molecular biology to write a doctoral thesis at the end of the project. But unfortunately, my supervisor was very, ...
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Partially funded PhD in Germany

I have been offered a PhD position in a German institution, however, it is not a job or fully funded position. While I plan to apply for a full scholarship moving forward, just in case, is it ...
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How important is the grade of your Maths PhD thesis if you want to stay in academia?

I would like to ask if there are people out there having made experiences regarding the following quesion: Assume you would like to stay in academia. How important is the final grade of your Maths PhD ...
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MSc Thesis supervisor wants to push paper to conferences, yet is super obscure on the topic, he just wants to rush

My supervisor pitched this idea of working on this "sms abuse" paper, he claims it will be a "breakthrough" and no one has publish something like this before. He wants me to ...
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Is it easier to get a foreign medical degree (MBBS) recognized in Australia than in Germany? [closed]

Is it easier to get an MBBS degree recognized in Australia than in Germany?
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What degree does someone need to pursue in Germany after finishing an MBBS degree in South Asia?

After finishing an MBBS degree in South Asia (Pakistan) (a 5-year bachelor's degree plus a 1-year internship in the hospital) what kind of additional courses or degress are necessary to take (in ...
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What is the format for “Modulhandbuch” (course description) of previous degrees when applying for MS in German universities?

My bachelor’s degree is in Electronics and Communication Engineering. I will be applying as non-EU applicant for an M.Sc. in electrical engineering and information technology (“Elektrotechnik und ...
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What would be the best way to prepare to succed entering into a mathematics bachelors program in Germany?

A very obvious thing to do would be to figure out what the university curriculum is, find reference book covering that, and start studying it daily. But, is there anything specific that people here ...
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What is considered good/acceptable grade in Germany?

Currently, I have graduated my Bs degree in Computer Science with 3.04 GPA out of 4.00. When I translate my GPA to German grading system, it shows me 2.44, if I consider the lowest passing grade as 2....
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Bad grade in thesis, because of not elaborate report , but the work graded qualitatively impressive by technical supervisor

I am in this weird dilemma , where I got a low grade on my masters thesis in robotics because of my inability to submit an elaborate report , because of approaching deadline , I was barely able to ...
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Is it okay to ask and discuss about questions which come in exams which come in German univerisities?

I am partaking in some exams provided by German universities. Would it be okay if I were to discuss the questions after the exam online, e.g., by posting on the appropriate Stack Exchange? There were ...
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German Equivalent of my Ph.D. in Computer Engineering

I got my Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from an ECE Department at a US university and need a printout of my degree and institution from anabin.kmk.org. The institution I found. The degree I cannot find....
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Moving from USA to Germany for Postdoc [closed]

I've recently graduated with my Ph.D. from a top 50 US university in computer science. I'm considering applying for a postdoc at a German university. The US News ranks the German university anywhere ...
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Do PhD degrees in Germany require government accreditation?

I am an academic from China and I am currently studying the accreditation and quality assurance of German master's and doctoral degrees. However, the existing English literature does not clearly ...
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Can I do a phd in germany after an Online master's degree in the uk?

I am currently working in Germany and I will do my master's degree remotely from England. When I asked those at the university where I will do my master's degree, he said that the diploma is equal to ...
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"Password" on Job Application as a Part of the Address

I am applying for a postdoc position, and on the advertisement page, there is the address in case you want to send it via post, followed by an email address for sending it via email (as a single PDF ...
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Can Postdocs in Germany Have Second Job?

I am an international (non-EU) graduating from a US university. I am considering a postdoc in Germany. As I have a family, I'd need to make some additional money. Is working outside of the university ...
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Does cum laude in DEFENSE (not in THESIS) mean no academic career in Germany? [duplicate]

My PhD is in social studies. I received magna cum laude for the thesis and cum laude for the defense. The lower grade in the defense was the result of my nervousness and a personal issue with one of ...
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GRE mathematics subject test

I received a scaled score of 480 and it seems it is not a nice score for GRE mathematics subject test. Should I include it or should I not include it in my application for masters in astrophysics in ...
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Quitting software engineering job to accept professor's assistant position

I am an undergrad software engineering student (B.Sc) and have been fortunate enough to have been offered a professor's assistant position by one of my favourite professors. My dilemma is that I am ...
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TVL Stufe in Germany based on previous degree

I hold two bachelors degree and after that went straight to finish a PhD degree. I have recently landed as a postdoc in a German university in the region Rhineland-Palatinate. During the hiring ...
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PhD in Germany after Dipl.-Ing. in Austria

I did my Bachelor's (STEM) at a German university and I'm considering doing my Master's in Austria. For now, I also want to do a Ph.D. in Germany later. How are degrees from Austria viewed in Germany -...
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Asking professor about extending word limit for term paper

I'm currently in my 3rd semester of my Bachelors program and have to write a term paper with a word range of 4000 words ± 5-10%. I'll be writing about Zero‑Trust Network Architectures and the way they ...
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Do some German universities never provide anyone with summa cum laude [closed]

So I had my defense recently, and I successfully passed it, so congratulations to me! I have some questions regarding the grading though, I received a 1.0 in both my thesis and my presentation, which ...
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How do PhD students buy equipments in Germany? [closed]

What mechanisms do German public universities have for funding research equipment? E.g., suppose a PhD student at a German public university needs a GPU-enabled computer or laptop for their research ...
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Master thesis report submitted for official record is different to the report graded by my supervisor

I am doing a master's study in a German university. I had some setbacks during my master thesis project's lab work. This delayed the time I had available to write my report later on. The setbacks ...
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How do people with a mathematics bachelors typically find a job after graduation in Germany?

I keep hearing that there are a ton of job opportunities for Mathematics bachelors, but what is still unclear to me is, how does a person, once obtained with a Mathematics degree, say in pure, find ...
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What are support measures offered by German universities to international students which are often met with low demand?

There is a wide range of support services for international students at German higher education institutions, especially in the introductory phase of studies, but also over the course of the study ...
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I have evidence of cheating on my phone. Can professors forcefully check it?

I recently had an online exam and failed in it. I know some of my other friends who cheated and passed. There is also a groupchat where they shared past paper exams. I told the teacher about the ...
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Phd Position follow up [duplicate]

After been unsuccessful in my previous endeavour to secure a PhD position I wrote to another professor at a different institute in Germany. She wrote back to me after a couple of days saying she was ...
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Postdoc Salary in Italy compared to Germany?

I am applying for my first postdoc position. How do postdoc salaries in Italy compare with those in Germany? What about the average cost of living for both the countries? Particularly if I compare ...
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What is more important, one semester less or a top final grade? [closed]

So I (in Germany) have two options: Option 1: finish my bachelor's in Maths at a renowned university now, with a very good grade (1.x), but not a top grade ("ausgezeichnet") finish my ...
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Salary scales in Germany and experience outside

How is the work experience outside Germany counted in public salary decisions? What if someone got their PhD outside Germany, for instance? Some context for my own case: I am hired as a scientist at a ...
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How should I present my German medical degree (Staatsexammen, Dr. med) degrees in the US?

I have recently graduated in Germany and will be moving to the US. I have completed my medical degree (Staatsexammen) and my doctoral thesis in medicine (Dr. med), so I will have two degrees. For the ...
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Referencing style for Publications in German CV (Lebenslauf)

What is the Referencing Style ("Referenzierungsstil") for Publications ("Publikationen") in German CV ("Lebenslauf")? Should I use APA or IEEE referencing style for the ...
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Queries on Formatting of Lebenslauf (German CV)

I am applying for MS program in Germany. I have gone through Duden books and University websites, and found out that the format for German CV ("Lebenslauf") differs from one University to ...
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What sets two PhDs apart in the academia? [closed]

I see that hundreds of students are doing PhDs at my PhD school. What will ultimately set those PhDs apart in the academia? The number of papers they published as the 1st authors? The impact factor ...
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I duplicated a paragraph in my master's thesis. How bad is this and what to do now?

I wrote my master thesis in Germany and submitted it on time. After checking I notice some small typing errors and some problems with my references (minor ones, not a problem really). I just saw a ...
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Response time on a research proposal

I sent an inquiry for a PhD position at a German university and she responded on the 30th of July to submit a research proposal (without a deadline). I sent her the paper on the 19th of August. Do you ...
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PhD Position in Germany

I wrote to a professor at a German research institute who was hiring PhD students. His area was a bit different from mine, but he wanted to have a chat. We met over Zoom and I told him about my ...
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Salary of researcher in Germany

There were many strikes in Germany recently, but there is no news about salary increases for researcher TVL employees. The next due date is on 30.09.23. Is there any information about the salary ...
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Would it be preferrable to state that I wish to return my home country in my SOP when applying to a German university?

I was born in a developing country, and I am interested in studying in Germany. I'm almost done with all the procedures, and now an additional piece I have to take care of is to write a statement of ...
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Germany WiMi/PhD Studentship Hiring Process

I've just recently applied for a WiMi/PhD student position in Germany and was interviewed for it. I had to present my proposal and there were many questions related to teaching. The panel was a 4-...
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Continuing Vet School when moving to Germany

I want to move permanently from Romania to Germany and continue my studies along the way. I just finished my third year at the Veterinary School. My question is can I continue it here or do I need to ...
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Salary increase for research assistant in Germany

As per oeffentlicher-dienst the salary of TVL employee is increased, and we are supposed to get some allowance from June 2023, but I have not got any increment. https://oeffentlicher-dienst.info/tvoed/...
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Job sites for finding postdoc and other academic positions in Germany or other EU countries (aside from Euraxess or academic positions)

I'm trying to find job sites specific to European countries like Germany, Spain etc. I'm aware that some of these jobs are posted on Euraxess or academic positions, or even regular job sites like ...
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Do 6-year limits for junior professors in Germany include time abroad?

This question follows up on a recent related question regarding Junior professor positions in Germany. The rule-of-thumb is that Junior professor positions are given to people who haven't worked more ...
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Junior professorships (W1) in Germany - does the 6 year limit before start apply to all states?

I am currently a PostDoc in Germany, recently finished my PhD. I come originally from Italy where I pursued my undergraduate degree, and have completed my master's and PhD in Germany (in different ...
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