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when and how can I write a thank you letter for my professor?

I took a course with my supervisor this semester. the class is finished. I really enjoyed every moment in class. I could ask all of my questions very easily and he always was available to answer them....
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How to request a professor who has moved colleges to acknowledge project work?

At the end of last semester , I had taken up some research work under a professor of a different department. Now , I had been updating him with my progress on a weekly basis until my final exams ...
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Receiving a bad grade from close professor?

Hello I am doing my masters and I got relatively bad grade from a professor. I am going to do another project with him in this semester. I think I deserve a better grade but the problem is that only ...
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How to ask professor to post more example?

My professor always posts solved problems on the course website but for the last chapter, he did not post any solved problems. Although we have our textbook, I think solved problems help me understand ...
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What is the maximum age to get into academia, as a recent PhD / recent post-doc, in the US? [closed]

At what age does breaking into academia as a professor, e.g. recent PhD / recent post-doc, in the United States become effectively impossible? Is it at the age of 30 or 40? I keep hearing about ...
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What is “academic freedom”, when so many professors and post-docs do only the research that is being funded by external agencies?

Do professors truly get to work on whatever they want, in research? I just read a job description for a post-doc position; the job sounds extremely specialized, with no room to do anything else ...
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Is obtaining a professorship contingent upon the ability to secure federal grants?

I am a DACA student in the US in my last year of my PhD program, and that means that I will be applying for postdoc and professor positions. However, DACA status means that I am ineligible to apply ...
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Supervisor complaining about research work is slow and not doing anything properly. Is it possible to continue with him for long?

I am about to finish my first year of MS leading to Ph.D. Our team works on cable Robotics. At first, when I joined prof asked me to do a computer vision problem of tracking. I spent 5 months to do ...
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How do I get a professor at a different institution to read my essay draft?

I would like to send a draft of mine to a specific professor. I would be very interested in his comments, however, I am not a student at the moment, so I am not at his institution nor at any other. ...
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What is the advantage of becoming a full professor if you already have tenure as an associate professor?

What is the advantage of becoming a full professor if you are already an associate professor with tenure? Why not just stay an associate professor for life? What is the key difference between an ...
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My professor cancelled research for the summer, unsure what to do

Around halfway through my spring semester (around April), I met up with my CS professor for research opportunities and he said he'd be happy to take me on for a project. He sent me papers to read over ...
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How to feel less guilt about teaching?

I just got a permanent position. Hooray! My question is the opposite of this one (that popped out as a suggestion from this site): How to care less about teaching? During my PhD studies I TAed a ...
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Is the abreviation 'Doz' equivalent/interchangeable to 'Prof'?

I'm doing a PhD in Austria and I noticed that people are a bit weird around titles so I'm adapting to it. I also saw that some use the abbreviation Doz (Dozent) and others Prof (Professor). Are these ...
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Can we submit part of our assignment after deadline? [closed]

I have a deadline for handing in my assignments. One of them is tricky and I need to think more. I coded it but I am not 100 % sure that is right. Can I think more about it after deadline of ...
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Reply to a professor's response to my email or not?

So I sent a thank you email to a professor who wrote me a reference letter. I updated her on the results of my applications. She replied back in a really nice email congratulating me and giving me ...
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Is it possible to ask the professor to check assignment before submitting?

I have got assignments related to programming. They are tough and my friends could not get results. I wanted to ask my professor to run them to see whether I did them right or not. (the deadline is ...
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When choosing the institute as a Phd candidate, what aspects should be considered? (In Germany)

I have finished M.Sc. in Stuttgart, Germany (computational structural mechanics field) and planning to do Phd. Afterward, I would go to industry after Phd. So, I would like to have your opinions ...
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how should I write my first email to co-supervisor? [closed]

My supervisor introduced me to a professor who has (already) accepted to be my co-supervisor, and wanted me to contact him and make an appointment. I want to write an email, but I do not know exactly ...
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Sending a thank you e-mail to a professor as an external intern

I'm new to Stack Exchange and I apologize if my etiquette on posting a question on this platform is "wrong". So I took a course last year with a professor who was exceptional on her subject that gave ...
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How to ask a, probably angry, PhD supervisor for a letter of recommendation after graduation from uni?

I was on good terms with my PhD supervisor throughout my studies. After graduation, I gave a talk at a symposium and my PhD supervisor was in the audience. I was planning to add a few sentences of ...
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Why do researchers need universities?

This is a follow-up question to How are junior professors evaluated for promotion? and probably an even more naive question. If I'm understanding the answer correct, professors need funding to do ...
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No reply from PhD supervisor after meeting

I met up with a potential supervisor two weeks ago and they were very keen on my topic (on literature). They took a hard copy of my draft proposal to read and told me I will be contacted in a week. ...
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Marie Curie early researcher (ITN) PhD in management at average ranked business school versus regular PhD at a strong brand name

I have been offered a Marie Curie Fellowship as a PhD researcher. That means I would be employed by the business school to carry out 3 years of a PhD project approved by European Commission. I would ...
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How to ask professor to explain something again?

I had a class last week and I was 10 minutes late. I missed part of the class, and I want to write an email to my professor to arrange a time to meet. I prepared this email: Dear ..... I’ve ...
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How we can look active both in class and after class in our supervisor's mind?

I have started my master's degree and I am a fully funded student. I want to get perfect marks and do my research perfectly. What steps should I follow to become an outstanding student in my ...
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Do universities hire graduates from lesser universities

Recently, someone analyzed computer science professors at top universities and found that over half of the professors at the top 51 universities graduated from a top 10 university. Others have also ...
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How to make use of spare research budget?

I have a £1000 of funding that I can use for my research or teaching. I have bought a few books with it, but I have no other immediate necessity (conference trips etc). I do not like the budget to ...
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postdoc with professor that I had email exchanging for PhD

3 years before I exchanged email with a professor for Ph.D program. He sent me several links including the process of his university for PhD and some useful links, in the meanwhile I also contacted to ...
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Is it common to buy a gift for a supervisor when he invited me to a dinner?

I am an international student. I have just started my master degree in Canada and I have been invited to a group dinner by my supervisor. This situation and culture are quite new to me; I have not had ...
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Should I write a thank you note to a professor for his recommendation letter even if I didn't get the scholarship?

One of my favorite professor is a very gentle, kindhearted, and extremely-well-teaching man who wrote a recommendation letter for me back in February 10th or so. Well he is super nice to all people ...
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Can principal investigators use leftover grant money to take a vacation with their families?

Can one use leftover grant funding to take a vacation? Or does leftover funding get returned to the funding agency? For reference, I am asking about research labs in American universities.
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My professor presented a problem that I solved. He says I can send it to a conference. What is the etiquette in cases like this?

But I don't understand if it is ethical because he was the one who identified the problem. I wouldn't have thought of the answer if he hadn't asked the question. I am an undergraduate and this is my ...
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How to tell a professor at a foreign university politely and impressively that I can’t cover the costs of living for my PhD?

When asking for an opportunity to do a PhD with a professor at a foreign university, he replied: As a prerequisite you would need to take care of your own funding to cover the costs of your entire ...
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Prospective supervisor stopped replying me before the application deadline

A professor agreed on helping me with applying for a postdoctoral fellowship. However, after I wrote the application materials and send to him, he stopped replying to me. It is really just several ...
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Is it normal for a Professor to make unsolicited contact with potential Masters students via LinkedIn?

My friend recently moved to Canada and she holds a BSc from an overseas university. Her school wasn't world-famous but wasn't bad either. For the past year she'd been studying English and preparing ...
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About the meaning of the title Priv-Doz

In Germany there exists the title Priv-Doz before the name of some professors. What does it mean? Do these professors allow to hire postdoctoral applicants?
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email asking professor for help [duplicate]

I have been rejected by a particular university for MS two times now. I really want to get into it to work with a professor. I am thinking of emailing him to ask him what I can do to improve myself to ...
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About forwarding email to professors

I have two advisors for phd from differnt countries. I recieved an email from first professor. I just forwarded his email to second professor for his information. I used the native language of the ...
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Get in touch with potential advisors, although I have no clue what my topic might be?

I am in the Humanities, and I have a rough idea about the general field I want to work in. I have identified several professors who also work in this field. However, I am not sure how I can now find a ...
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Is it unethical to give students a sample math test as a study guide?

The students were never told this is the actual exam or this will be on the exam; my physics teacher used to give us the problems for the exam as a study guide and those were the exact problems on the ...
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How to contact a foreign professor and ask him to cooperate in a research work?

I have completed my Msc. degree and I proposed an invention based on my thesis subject before I had defended my thesis but I have not registered it till now. My professor offered me to fabricate the ...
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Professorship without PhD in the United States

In the discussion made in comments to this question, it has been stated that in France, it is possible (though improbable) to become a professor without having PhD. It made me curious if there is such ...
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How competitive is it to become a tenured history professor at a four year institution?

I am a current history undergraduate student who would like to teach someday! I would really like to teach at the collegiate level but I hear that it's becoming very competitive to find a tenure track?...
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What is the average salary of Assistant Professor in South Korea?

What is the average salary of Assistant Professor in South Korea? How tough it is for a foreign faculty member to get public and private sector funded projects for his/her lab?
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How does being in academia help researchers [duplicate]

I have read about many great researchers in various fields who were not involved in academia throughout their lives. Some were involved in academia only part of their life, but almost invariably, ...
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What do I do if a teacher fails me after they said I'd pass?

I just failed a university-level course that the instructor assured me I was passing. We've discussed my grade in emails but we continue to disagree on how it should be calculated and even on what ...
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A Last Minute Meeting Request at the End of the Year

The class and year has ended. I wanted to meet with a professor who served as a great mentor with me during this year. I wanted to thank her in person and discuss pedagogy. I unexplainably dissed ...
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Condolences from a student to a professor

I have a professor I really care about and our professional relationship as a student/teacher has been growing in a positive direction. The professor has been really kind to me in many ways including ...
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Writing thank-you email to professor for agreeing to write a LOR?

I asked my professor to write a letter of recommendation for me. She said she would in general be happy to do that. I am quite self-conscious and worried, I would like to send an email back and say ...
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Can I publish a paper with a group that is different than the one I start with?

I am an undergraduate who did research at my university a little while back. It was funded by a non-profit research organization, and I was paid with this money, through the university. I worked alone,...