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Questions related to working while not able to be present at a home institution. Applies to both student work and that of the faculty.

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Part-time and remote research in the UK

The general question: If someone has commitments and constraints which make working full-time on site in a University impractical, is it possible for them to have a research career? If it is possible, ...
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Challenges and Considerations in Unfunded Remote Research for Researchers from Restricted Countries [closed]

I am interested in understanding the nuances and core objectives of pursuing remote research studies, particularly in scenarios where funding is not available and the researcher's nationality (e.g., ...
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How does a remote academic position work for a position in China?

I just came across this remote position on LinkedIn, which is for an assistant/associate professor position at a certain university in China, see the screenshot below: I'm based in Europe, and it's ...
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Remote advising for remainder of PhD?

I'm currently in a very unique situation and in need of advice. For context, I am a first year PhD student in the United States. Basically, my advisor's wife accepted an academic job offer at another ...
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PhD search optimal stopping problem [closed]

For personal reasons, I need to spend the majority of my time in city A. I have, however, been offered a STEM PhD (3 years) in neighboring country B, which I can perform remotely as long as I visit ...
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I'm an F1 PhD student, but I'm continuing my PhD remotely. Can I work (legally)?

I'm doing a PhD at a university in the United States. I am in dissertation status. I am continuing the PhD remotely from outside of the US for the foreseeable future. I am not a US citizen, so am on ...
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How has the global COVID-19 pandemic affected PhD programs regarding admissions/remote work?

There is a lot of argument between employees and employers right now about working from home/remotely now that the pandemic is (hopefully) winding down in some countries. Have there been any changes ...
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Did any universities publish an official analysis on how successful remote learning has been during the pandemic?

Most universities around the world have now completed at least a year in remote-first mode due to the COVID pandemic. Some countries have been lucky enough to avoid/supress a major explosion of cases (...
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Have any major universities around the world announced a transition to a remote-first model?

Numerous companies around the world have announced they're getting rid of office space and allowing their employees to work from anywhere in the world, if their roles allows it. Have any major ...
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Do Universities make fully-remote contracts? [closed]

I have been working in the UK for 8+ years, partially in academia and partially in industry, with satisfying results in both cases. I have been working fully-remote (from the UK) for the last year and ...
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Feasibility of a partially remote postdoc [closed]

(This question is somewhat related to those answered here and here, but is different in the "partially" remote aspect, and in a few other details I list below.) I am currently finishing my ...
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Steady meeting room for Zoom office hours, ready at any time [closed]

I would like to have my office hours via Zoom with A link that doesn't change, so it's easy to find the meeting, and I can join my meeting at any time, if the need shows up, not just a scheduled ...
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How can I join a university class conducted online as a non-matriculating student during COVID-19?

I'd like to join a class at a university, as a non-matriculated student, that I can participate in online, due to COVID-19. I already have a PhD (in a technical field), and am looking to take a class ...
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How feasible is a remote postdoc in Mathematics? [duplicate]

I will be graduating this year with a PhD in mathematics. My research background is in analysis in a top 20 program in the US. However, my family situation is such that I can't uproot my family any ...
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Remote postdoc in the US legal questions

I have a postdoc fellowship in Europe that will end in several months and I am considering applying for a remote postdoc (my field is theoretical/computational and does not require any in-person work ...
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What motivates you to do research? [duplicate]

I am a research undergraduate student who is in full time research internship in university. I realized that research needs A LOT of patience to obtain validated results A LOT of exploration. A LOT of ...
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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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technologies for remote proctoring / invigilating [closed]

I'm interested in a video solution (think Zoom) that would allow an invigilator to see a number of candidates on the screen but which does not allow candidates to see each other. Are there any such ...
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Efficiency techniques for recording screencast lectures

I use notetaking software on my tablet to write lecture notes, and then I record myself reading and explaining my lecture notes. I use those recordings as teaching. However, I find it very time ...
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How can I tell if I'm making enough progress when working remotely?

I am starting a PhD abroad, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic I cannot leave my country at the moment. My advisor has agreed that I can work remotely (starting later is not an option). While we can ...
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Remote lecturing: best software approach [duplicate]

With the recent outbreak of covid-19 many of us will need to think about remote means of teaching. The option for me that seems ideal would be the capacity to broadcast exactly what is on my screen ...
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Top app to run the University course classes remotely during a medical epidemic emergency [closed]

As our University closed most of one week which estimated more than one month, we need to be in contact with each other like the classrooms, so I have spoken by one of our master who was recently in ...
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Searching for remotely working industrial Scholarship For university department Students [closed]

I am biomedical Engineering student and CEO(chief executive officer) member of one new Medical device manufacturing Company (from third world countries), we have here many Students with no specific ...
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Keeping my remote Job with MSC in Berlin [closed]

I am born & live in Uganda, and I got an opportunity to study MSC in Computer Science in Berlin while also having a remote job with a company in Egypt at the moment which pays me very well. Now I ...
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Doing part of my PhD remotely in Europe while working full time?

my US company offered me the prospect of doing my PhD (in public health, public policy, international development or something similar) at a European university while retaining my employment. They ...
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Working remotely in the summer (MSc)

I'm considering moving back in with my parents over the summer to save money on rent. I would still be able to commute to campus at least once a week (4 hours each way, but I can nap on the ferry ride)...
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'Virtual' postdoc (in math)

Assume that a given postdoctoral position does not require teaching/laboratory. Are there postdoc positions for someone who wishes to stay in his/her country and just be in touch with the post-doc ...
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