Questions tagged [italy]

On standards or conventions specific to the Italy's higher education system, which differs in structure and style from the systems in other countries.

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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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CV still not graduated

I'm doing a CV for PhD application but still I'm not graduated. How can I say that My starting mark before final dissertation are full marks?
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Should I list my degrees chronologically, or in order of relevance in my CV?

Say that I have achieved a Masters degree in Physics, then a Masters degree in Mathematics. Then for a couple of years, I focused on different fields. I have had placements related to agriculture and ...
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Do I need to contact professors before sending my postdoc applications?

I intend to apply for a call for a postdoctoral position. Is it necessary to contact professors before sending my application formally? If so, which documents should be sent? Is my CV enough or should ...
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How do I get to know/work with academics during my master's degree?

I am in my first year of my master's degree in Europe, and within a year or so I'll have to be sending out applications for a PhD (always in Europe), for which I need 2 to 3 recommendation letters. ...
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Reasonable number of person-months for a full time academic? [closed]

I am currently applying for an Italian grant (a PRIN, precisely, in case someone is familiar with them), and in the application we have to indicate a number of person-months also for the PI and the ...
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My university requires unrestricted access to my personal laptop. What should I do?

I am not sure that Academia is the right place to post this, as it would probably be better suited for Law.se. I am a student in Italy. My university requires unrestricted access to my personal ...
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How are the interviews for academic posts in Italy? [closed]

I have an interview scheduled for next monday in an Italian university. This will be my first interview outside of the Anglisaxon universities so I was wondering if anyone in this group have an idea ...
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Research fund for PhD students in Italy [closed]

Are there any sources where I can find the information regarding the research funds for PhD students and the purposes list on which it can be used? There is 10% of annual stipend amount available as ...
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“Official” grade conversion is skewed at my disadvantage, how to proceed?

I am a Master's student in Italy, and I'm applying for a thesis internship in a lab in the US. To this end, I'm required to send my Master's transcript as well as my Bachelor's; however, in the case ...
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How can I find additional funding for my extra year of PhD in Europe

I am a third year (3 of 3) PhD student in Italy. I was so stupid during my first year and lost a lot of time, because I didn't put much effort. Now, my professor says that my current results are not ...
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Should I be concerned about the validity of my degree if my peers in other educational systems seem to have more difficult exams?

I'm an Italian student of mathematical physics at the university of Edinburgh. I have recently caught up with one of my friends and noticed that their exams in Linear algebra and calculus (analisi I, ...
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How are mathematics PhDs from the USA viewed in mainland European universities?

Do American-educated mathematics PhDs generally have an advantage over natively educated PhDs (in, say, France or Italy) in applying for research positions?
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What is the most elegant way to let the recruiting committee know what the applicant has done to make it to the interview?

I live in country "A" (in Europe) and, a couple of months ago, I bought a round trip flight ticket to the US, for family reasons (not tourism). A couple of weeks after I bought the ticket, I was ...
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What are RTD-b positions in Italy?

I recently saw in an ad that an Italian university invites applications to "Senior researchers (RTD-b, tenure track)." What are RTD-b positions? Since they are said to be tenure track, I guess they ...
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How to convert Italian grades to American and U.K system?

I just graduated in aeronautical engineering (master of science) at the Polytechnic of Milan. In the Italian university system, students who finish their major get a final grade that that goes from 66 ...
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How to interpret Italian grades for a grad school application

I am trying to help assess grad school applications this year but have little experience. In most cases I can work out a rough ranking but I find Italian university grades very hard to understand. ...
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Worldwide Dissertation Database? or French, German, Italian ones?

Is there a global/worldwide database of dissertations? If not, how can I access French, German, Italian, etc. dissertations online?