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On standards or conventions specific to the higher education system in Russia, which differs in structure and style from the systems in other parts of the world.

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Where to search for 60's USSR literature [duplicate]

I am looking for some 60's Russian literature. I have found citations of the sources, but I cannot find places to access them. The university library said they cannot help me. I would appreciate any ...
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Why is the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology rated so low on the ARWU?

The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) is heavily influenced by staff and alumni as Fields medalists and Nobel laureates. MIPT has graduated 10 Nobel laureates, a number that's greater than ...
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Are Russian Ph.D. degrees accepted in the EU and USA without any additional difficulty as of 2023?

Russia has some good universities. E.g., SkolTech, Lomonosov, etc. Is a Russian Ph.D. degree accepted as usual without any additional difficulty as of 2023? For instance, are the Ph.D. graduates from ...
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Is it safe to publish research papers in cooperation with Russian academics?

I am asking the question in the context of the ongoing Russo-Ukraine war. Is it safe to publish research papers in cooperation with Russian academics from Russia in terms of future careers? I mean, ...
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Are Ukrainian researchers currently able to review manuscripts?

Per title. There's a war going on in Ukraine, which presumably makes it hard to do research, especially if one is suffering from constant blackouts. If Ukrainian researchers are currently not able to ...
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Frustration during the PhD application process

Currently, I am applying to funded PhD programmes in Europe. Not long ago, I thought it would not be so competitive, but now I am losing my self-confidence, receiving constant rejections. The other ...
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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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Is it reasonable to have concerns about the recognition of Russian degrees given the war in Ukraine?

I would like to pursue my master's studies in mathematics in Russia. Yet, I was told that there's a possibility of foreign universities not recognizing Russian degrees due to the current political ...
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Master and PhD Track Program in Russia for a Couple [closed]

I'm in a dilemma. I'm an international student. My wife and I are accepted and will attend to a master's program in mathematics. The university is located in Moscow, Russia. The university has subject ...
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How did Russia produce a comparable COVID vaccine with inferior resources? [closed]

It seems that the Sputnik V is slightly less effective than the most effective vaccines (Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech), but has some advantages as well (in particular it can be stored at higher ...
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What national agency in Russia codifies research ethics?

I am coordinating the funding proposal for a joint Austrian–Russian research project. The proposal needs to briefly discuss compliance with relevant ethics regulations and guidelines, preferably not ...
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How is East European PhD viewed in the USA?

Eastern Europe is composed of the former Warsaw Pact, plus the European part of Russia (e.g. St. Petersburg). I believe Eastern Europe's higher education is influenced by the former USSR. On the other ...
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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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How can I accredit my Russian kandidat nauk in biology to PhD in USA?

I have a kandidat nauk in biology from Russia, and as I know it's equivalent to a PhD degree outside post-Soviet countries. My question is what do I need to do to accredit my degree in the USA? Which ...
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Would a Russian specialist degree (diploma in dentistry) qualify me a for a master's program in Europe?

I have a specialist degree (specialist diploma in dentistry) from a Russian institution. Would I be eligible for a European (e.g., German) master's program in economics? If so, how do I use the ...
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US equivalents of Russian academic titles

I am looking for US equivalents of Russian academic titles, such as "Kandidat Nauk" and "Doctor Nauk". I've done my research and come up with a list of translations of these terms. ...
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Which authority establishes the equivalence of degrees from different European countries?

I hold a degree from a European country, and at that time we didn't have a system similar to the common "Bachelor + Master". My degree has been considered as equivalent to a Master by the University ...
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Do Chinese universities accept NIOS certificate

I am a former IT (Information Technology) professional from India. I have 5 years of experience in IT. I am planning to join an MBBS course in China or Russia. I cannot pursue this in India because ...
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How to write a letter to work at an university?

I'm writing a speculative letter to work at university in Siberia. My real motivation is that I'm slowly changing my mind. After graduation I immediately started working as engineer because I thought ...
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Were any Russian diploma mills once prestigious universities?

Like many countries, the Russian Federation seems to have a lot of diploma mills that grant academic degrees to anyone who will pay the enrolment fees (and possibly fulfill some nominal academic ...
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Why do Russian and Israeli universities score low in various world rankings?

Russia and Israel have good histories of science and technology. But, I never saw any Russian and Israeli university in the top 50 list. Currently, the top Russian university, according to QS World ...
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Can my Specialist degree be equalized to Bachelor degree?

I have graduated from Russian university after 5 years of education and got a Specialist degree (Engineer in Computer Science). According to Wikipedia, Specialist is a four-tier degree and stands ...
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Are concerns about studying in Russia reasonable?

I'm sorry if this is not the right place to ask this sort of question, but I really need an answer. I'm from the middle-east and wants to apply for a master's degree in Russia, but lately people are ...
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