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

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Industry-funded postdoc at university -- how does it work? [closed]

I am recently discussing an opportunity of joining a university as an industry-funded postdoc. Both the company (in the US) and myself do not have any experience about this so I would appreciate any ...
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Strategies for Connecting with Security and Privacy Researchers in Less Studied Regions, Especially the Middle East

I understand that establishing connections in various parts of the world, especially those based in less studied or underrepresented regions, such as the Middle East, might present unique challenges ...
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How Should I Convert My GPA for PhD Applications in the USA?

I am in the process of applying for PhD programs in the United States and am facing a dilemma regarding my GPA format. My current university uses a 20/20 grading scale, and I am unsure if I should ...
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Handling Research Data from Iran: Ethical Considerations in the Absence of an IRB

Ethical oversight is crucial in academic research, especially when dealing with human subjects. In many countries, Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) provide this oversight. However, in some regions ...
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ethics form withdrawn during the international research funding process

I am working at a teaching-focused university. Recently I secured some research grants from my native country. This small private research group supports early-career researchers and just sent the ...
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What does it cost for universities and colleges in the U.S. to sponsor H1B and why many of them don't sponsor H1B?

From what I learnt, many universities do not sponsor H1B for postdocs and would like their postdoc employee to use OPT and J1. I wonder if there is a quota restriction (but academic H1B is non-cap) or ...
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Are there any countries whose academics/editors are prohibited from working with North Korean affiliated researchers?

Quote from Swiss sanction on North Korea: Any scientific and technical cooperation with persons or groups officially sponsored by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea or representing the ...
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Transferring from phd to masters

Have a question. Is it possible to start phd in a particular stream and then transfer to masters in a different stream ? OR if someone is pursuing phd can they apply for other masters program which ...
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Visa to attend conference in Canada - Shall I contact the conference organisers?

I have submitted an abstract to attend a forthcoming conference in July 2023. The decision on my abstract is still pending. Is it okay to contact the organizers and inquire about the status of the ...
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Regarding abstract submission at international conference

I presented the paper at an international conference that took place in my country. The conference publishes a newsletter, and my abstract is published in that newsletter, but the conference gathering ...
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How would growing tensions between PR China and United States affect academia?

As in the title. The relationship between two countries seems to go towards a colder climate and actual war scenarios are discussed (slightly) more openly. What are possible implications for academia ...
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If I have done my Masters in Philosophy, can i submit a research paper in International Relations subject?

I have done my Masters in Philosophy. I am seeking enrolment in PhD international relations. Meanwhile can i write and submit a paper in International Relations subject without having done a master's ...
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How to deal with Pension as a postdoc regularly moving country? [closed]

I am a postdoc from the UK that currently lives in France paid by a Canadian institution as a contractor (not employee). I move country roughly every 1-2 years. How do I get a pension for old age? UK ...
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Can published papers from non-international journals decrease the level of a CV?

Consider a PhD candidate that still does not have publications in international journals but has some papers in local journals (peer reviewed but non-listed in international rankings) from their ...
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Funding on research collaborations

I am currently a graduate student, and I have an idea for research that connects to something I worked on during my undergraduate studies. Given that my supervisor agrees, I want to know how funding ...
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Pros and cons of length of research stay [closed]

I am a Ph.D. student in the Social Sciences at a German university. I want to apply for an exchange program at a research institute in France, which is very relevant to my research. It is a very big ...
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Doing a postdoc anywhere except USA even worth it toward becoming a professor?

If your main goal is to become a professor in a fairly ranked university anywhere in the developed world. Will completing a postdoc in any country except the USA (namely: Australia, China, Japan, ...
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Potential Internet blackout in Russia: could academics in Russia submit a manuscript to an international journal by postmail?

Researchers in Russia may face a blackout on the internet and may only surf on national websites (ref). Then they could not submit any paper to non-Russian journals anymore. I was wondering whether ...
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Big life decision: move to a different country to pursue PhD, or stay with my significant other and do my PhD at my undergrad institution? [closed]

I have been agonizing over a decision regarding where I should pursue my PhD in theoretical chemistry. My choices are as follows: university A (US) has the best department in the world for my area of ...
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Irish Degree Terminology

I'm from the US looking at an academic job in Ireland, and I'm not sure what the form below is asking for. It has a field for "qualification" and also for "result/class of award". ...
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How to manage work permit stress along with research work? [closed]

Since academia especially in postdoctoral contracts requires researchers to move around, I suppose being in academia in the long-term would make most people think about the work permit/visa situation ...
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Do I have the right to work in the UK?

I'm a graduate student in the United States in biomedical sciences applying for a postdoctoral research associate job at a university in the UK. In the online application, it asks "Do you have ...
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Is international collaboration with an academic possible if I am not an academic myself and don't have a PhD?

I don't have a PhD, and I'm not a researcher who is affiliated to any academic institution. However, for the last few years, I have been working on a simple and promising looking model in Web Science ...
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Difference in business school pay across developed countries

Why is the pay for tenure-track faculty at business schools in developed countries other than the US substantially lower than (and often only a fraction of) their US counterpart (with the exceptions ...
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Are American universities letting international students start their PhDs from their home countries? [closed]

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, not only international traveling but also obtaining visas is very difficult and sometimes impossible, depending on the country. Are American universities ...
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In what countries/programs is a graduate student bonus common?

I just learned from this question My professor skipped me on Christmas bonus payment that in some cultures/degree-programs, PhD students get bonuses. I had never heard of this. However, I'm most ...
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I successfully completed degree called Aspirantura from Russia. is it equal to PhD in Europe and US?

I completed a four-year Aspirant course and successfully defended my Aspirant thesis
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Is it standard that universities in some countries don't give affiliated students/faculty email addresses?

All my experience in academia in western countries is that if you're an enrolled student or affiliated faculty, you get an email address from that university. Are there countries where this is not ...
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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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