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Questions in relation to academia across international borders or in different regions globally.

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Recognition of my diplom degree which is equivalent to masters by Trnava University Slovakia

I graduated from Trnava University Slovakia with a diplom(mgr) in public health which is equivalent to a masters in public health. However I want to equate the same qualification in my country Kenya ...
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How to know one's way around for PhD in Covid times [closed]

I'm a physics graduate student in Italy, and I'd like to continue my formation with a PhD after my thesis. I would like to consider the idea of going someplace, but the problem I encountered is I ...
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What should we look for in our first postdoc position? [closed]

What are the opportunities that we should aim for while searching for a postdoc position for a researcher with and without a family in theoretical particle physics? I want to know also the qualities ...
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Is it common for professors to ask a postdoc to start working without compensation while waiting for paperwork to be completed?

I was wondering if it is common for professors to ask a new international postdoc to work without compensation while waiting for paperwork to be completed. I was in an interview and the professor ...
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Receiving funding as a foreigner from NSF (for a foreign NGO)

I was a university student in Russia but not finished my study because of discriminatory reasons. (I consider my missing professor's diploma as a fake document and Russia illegal.) So I have no even ...
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Accepted behaviour while working in international collaborations

How is getting-job-done outlook perceived in different parts of the academic world? In some parts of physics, I know a person who goes forward and suggests times and dates for meeting up for the ...
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Agreed to an earlier starting date for my post-doc position, but my question about initially working from home remained unanswered

I recently had a postdoc interview that went well. The appointment was originally set to start in September, but shortly after the meeting they sent me an email asking if I'd be able to start sooner, ...
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Aren't professionals from different countries the same? [closed]

I am a college senior in America. I was born in a very poor country, not in North America nor in Europe. I recently visited my home country and encountered a teacher from an elite high school. He told ...
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Does Iran's sanction play a pivotal role in rejecting papers from a journal?

After 1.5 years of hard work on a project, my former supervisor sent our paper to a journal. After about 10 hours, they sent the following response: After careful internal editorial consideration ...
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Employment history: job title

I am currently filling out an application for a lecturer position in the UK, which includes a section on employment history. Previously I was employed at a Russian university where my official job ...
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PhD Length: are shorter PhD degrees (from different countries) valued differently in other counter countries where PhD Is a longer process?

This question is partially inspired by the question about degree nostrification. In some countries a PhD is a 3-3.5 year degree (Denmark and the UK for ex) whereas in others like Sweden a PhD is ...
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Transcribing non-native speakers of English who are presenters at an international conference? [closed]

An international conference on sericulture will be held in Japan soon, and I need to create a transcription of the oral presentations. There will be 10 to 20 presentations, and almost all speakers ...
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US Postdoc in Japan not allowed to be first-author due to being foreign. How to proceed?

I am a US postdoc at a lab in Japan doing niche research in computational biology. I recently found out my advisor will not allow me to be first author on papers. He says the datasets (which were my ...
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How to respond to an e-mail asking me to suggest a doctoral research topic?

With networks like ResearchGate and Academia.edu, it's easy to connect with and follow researchers from a variety of different nations and backgrounds. I personally think this is great, and I hope ...
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As an international instructor, should I openly talk about my accent?

I'm an international, teaching at an American university, and I have an accent, which can be strong at times. I'm working hard at it, have always been, but still, the accent is there. This has never ...
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appropriate Word for transfering student from one university to another university

I am searching an appropriate word for transferring student from one University to another University There might be such a word which helps me to search for related topics of transferring student ...
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How to explain that I do not want to visit a country due to personal safety concern?

I have been invited to visit a professor in a different country. I am very reluctant to go. The government of this country is currently under investigation by the UN for suspicions of crimes against ...
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What is a 3 Year (Indian) Engg. Diploma equivalent to UK education standards(HNC, HND or other)?

Can anybody assist me in knowing what is a 3 year engg. diploma is equivalent according to UK education system or ECTS? or Is it equivalent to HND or HNC?
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notification e-mail and invitation letter

I submitted a manuscript to an international conference. Later I'm told to download the invitation letter and attend the conference. The question is I have not recieved a formal e-mail notification, ...
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Is it possible to go through registration without a passport and a visa? [closed]

I lost my passport with a F1 Visa today, 1 week before registration at SUNY Buffalo (I am attending as a PhD student), will it prevent me from being registered if I don't have a passport with the ...
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Cultural Differences in the Hard Sciences

I saw this question, and I got interested. Besides a culture or country having a lower level of technology or research ability due to wealth, access, etc, is there any difference in how cultures ...
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Finding mathematics postdoc opportunities in India

I am Ph.D. advisor to X, a rising 5th-year Ph.D. student in pure mathematics at a mid-tier US research university. X and I are trying to prepare for his upcoming job search. In my opinion X is ...
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Exchange administrator requesting author order change in exchange student work. Is there an easy way out?

We are currently hosting in our labs an international postgraduate student on a 12-month exchange visit. We have had students from the same university before without any issues. We have completed ...
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Can self-funded international students be denied admission based on absence of scholarship/fellowship?

Is having a scholarship/fellowship mandatory for graduate studies (MSc) for an international student? I told my potential supervisor that I can fund my studies on my own through an education loan, ...
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Should I explain that I cannot finish my current master due to religious discrimination when applying for another graduate program?

I am currently enrolled in a master’s program in the Middle East, which does not seem to be possible to finish / worth finishing for various reasons. The main problem is the lack of research ...
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What is the non-European perception of Marie-Curie postdoctoral fellowships?

I recently posted the above question along with another in the same post and was asked to post this one separately. I have received a Marie-Curie individual fellowship from the European Commission. ...
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Choosing a right career pathway? [closed]

I am in a very confused situation as to how to decide my career pathway. First of all, a brief intro of myself. My Background I have completed my BEng in Software Engineering with an ordinary degree....
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How much say does an associate professor have in accepting a foreign intern into his lab?

Let's say the professor had a lecture abroad and met a very keen and promising student there. He agreed on giving him a position as a student intern in his research at a university laboratory. It is ...
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Master degree in 2 countries? [closed]

I am looking for international master degrees which are offered in 2 different countries. For example first year in Singapore and second year in Brasil. How can I find such universities or programs? ...
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Does anyone know of an international postdoctoral association?

The number of postdocs is increasing worldwide. Because of their technical expertise and dedication, postdocs are rapidly becoming the backbone of most large science laboratories. I am aware of ...
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How much the region you get your PhD is important to your career path?

I am about to make an important decision for my career. I have a good PhD position (fully funded with a good stipend) in East Asia. The university is one of the top 50 in my subject, which is ...
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Non Anglo and older grad school applicant [duplicate]

I am 49 years old, Psychologist with MA in Psych, PhD in Public Health and postdoc at University of Toronto. However,all my academic background here stated is from Brazil and I have been facing some ...
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How do you get back into teaching after 15 years of being overseas?

This isn't about myself, so kindly bare with me. I'll try to make this question as generic as possible. I already read U.S. humanities professors: Can you get back into academia if you leave? and ...
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List of Research Institutes (excluding universities)!

There are many international rankings/lists for universities (e.g. QS ranking). However, I am interested in an science institute ranking/list that does not involve universities. Let me give you an ...
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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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Summary high School Mathematics in the USA

I am a young postdoc at a large crowded university in the USA. Also, I am not from the USA, so my school experience has been very different from the high school experience of my students. Since I am ...
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How can we find out who was nominated for Nobel Prizes?

While the Nobel laureates are announced each year, are there any online resources that list who was nominated? In particular, I am asking the Academic side of Nobel prizes, especially in Chemistry, ...
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What are UK A-levels worth in the USA?

Background: I was born and raised in the United Kingdom and have a number of GCSEs and A-Levels. I am now living in the United States (by marriage/green card), and am looking to apply for jobs. Some ...
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How long does it take the German KMK to evaluate a degree and what are the criteria?

I am awaiting my evaluation of my degree by the KMK (Kultusministerkonferenz). I paid the 200 Euro fee a month ago and am still waiting for a response. It is mentioned on their website that it takes ...
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Should I submit one strong recommendation letter or one strong letter and one weaker letter?

I'm a third year undergraduate engineering student in India. I am applying for a research program at a foreign university which will start at the end of my third year. This internship program ...
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Is the Psy.D. degree (US) equivalent to the “Licenciado en Psicologia” degree?

I am not sure about this. In some scenarios, seems like a "Licenciatura/Licenciado" degree is equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree, or sometimes to a Master's Degree. Nevertheless, in some cases "...
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Seeking Research Opportunities

I have been a teacher for 17 years and am looking to change careers. I earned a Master's Degree in International Relations with a concentration in East Asian Regional Affairs in 2004 and want to find ...
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What exactly is “nostrification” of a university diploma?

I have been reading a bit about nostrification of a university diploma, but I don't quite understand what it means. I do understand that nostrification is basically validation of your diploma in a ...
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How to gain global trust from researchers

I am investigating properties of some material. However it seems that all of the research is inconclusive and material modified the same way but by different teams have different properties. Because ...
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Does the native language capability (for a foreigner) help in applying for a faculty position?

Consider an international scholar X, fluent in English, who currently holds a postdoctoral position in science (say, in particular, the fundamental science: physics, chemistry, math or biology) in the ...
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Should I write my name with accents in my article? [duplicate]

My first name is pretty common, but in Spanish it is accentuated. I've seen people keeping their names accented and people who don't. I wonder if there's a formal recommendation on this matter.
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Does obtaining citizenship somewhere help in applying for a faculty position there?

Would obtain the citizenship of a country help to be a more successful applicant for an academic job? More specifically, for example consider that an international scholar, who currently holds a ...
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Can an Iranian journal accept submissions from Israeli researchers?

I am an Israeli researcher and am planning to submit my paper soon. I noticed that an Iranian journal¹ has suitable editors and am considering submitting there. I wonder whether such a journal might ...
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Why do major international universities still have courses in languages other than English?

As an example ETH Zurich, which is arguably one of the best universities in Europe, still educates Bachelor's students in German: Please note: the Bachelor’s degree programmes begin in German. In ...
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What does “International Journal of” mean or imply?

It can be argued in this day and age that virtually all academic journals are international, since they are online. Anyone with an internet connection can read and submit their work to journals, ...