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Regarding the appropriate titles or post-nominal letters to use, given an individual's academic status.

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Does an Israeli PhD grant you the right to call yourself Dr. in Germany?

I am a German citizen currently studying for my master’s in Germany. I am thinking about pursuing a PhD in physics in Israel (TAU) and I am wondering if the PhD in Israel is fully equivalent to the ...
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Do some universities not give paper diplomas to their PhD graduates?

In this forum, there is the following question: How can I find out if someone really holds a doctoral degree? This question is about verifying someone's degree. In the comments to the question, in ...
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How to check if a person is a real DSc? [duplicate]

How can I check whether a person who puts DSc after their name is in fact entitled to do so? Is it possible to find out where this person was allegedly confirmed as a DSc?
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What are some amusing paper titles? [closed]

I acknowledge that this is by no means a productive question, and I ask it for purposes of humor. Still, if anyone is aware of amusing / clever paper titles, it could be nice to make such a list. -- ...
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Dr. ‹First Name›: a good nickname or a “professional cancer”?

Is the informal Dr. ‹first name› something a starting academic should avoid? As my father was Dr. ‹my last name›, I have, since receiving my PhD, cultivated Dr. ‹my first name›. A senior colleague ...
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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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Is Mx. the default title for Male non-phd holders?

A journal drop-down menu for selecting a person's title has four options but none of them are Mr. (I definitely scrolled down enough.) As a male, non-PhD holder should I select Mx., or is this a ...
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What is the difference between a taught M.Phil and a taught M.Sc?

I have a specific taught M.Phil in mind, which is definitely not a precursor to a PhD. In fact, strangely, doing a PhD after the course is discouraged since the M.Phil in question is more of a ...
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Do you have to have a PhD to be a “research scientist”?

I'm graduating from my master's degree at MIT this summer and I have a chance to stay for another year as an employee in my current lab while I apply for PhD programs. I'd love to do that because I ...
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Why is having multiple PhDs frowned upon?

I've often read that having more than one PhD is badly seen. Is there a good reason for this? Good obviously means with some kind of evidence to back it up beyond plain and simple "personal experience"...
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Do I use a title in the mention “joint with […]” when mentioning my advisor or a coworker?

I'm making presentation slides, which will be on the work of my Ph.D. advisor (Dr. X, full professor), a postdoc. (Dr. Y, the job title is visiting assistant professor) and myself. I'm trying to find ...
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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. I'd like to know ...
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May I call Samuel Johnson a PhD?

According to Wikipedia, Samuel Johnson was awarded an honorary doctorate in 1765 by Trinity College Dublin and in 1775 by Oxford University. Also, apparently people referred to him as "Dr Johnson" ...
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Two different papers with the same title, how to split them up in Google Scholar [duplicate]

A friend of mine ended up in a weird situation that they're looking for advice about: they published two different papers under identical titles. Google Scholar lists both papers with the same number ...
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Is `\char21{}` a typo or a correct form of the `--` (en-dash) character on bibtex for publications? [closed]

My paper just published online, but I found there might be a problem with the bibtex entry they provided. The title of my paper has an en-dash sign in it, which in latex is -- as I used. However, in ...
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Is it considered rude to address a PhD holder as sir or miss?

I suspect I might have offended some of my professors/lecturers and tutors by calling them sir or miss despite them holding a PhD. Edit (info provided in comment): I'm from Malaysia. We have our own ...
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Mdash in transcript of records permitted [closed]

When a degree is accomplished my University gives you a final official transcript of records and a final certificate for the degree, both containing the title of your thesis. For some reason the ...
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Appropriate salutation for female German full professor

I'm buying a desk nameplate for a full professor (in USA) who is female and of German origin. I'd like to have this nameplate follow the conventional salutation someone would use in Germany for a ...
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What is the meaning of “Samuel C. Collins Professor”?

I would like to know the specific meaning of Samuel C. Collins Professor in the above screenshot. It is a title for MIT faculties or the award with the same name (Samuel C. Collins)? Or something else?...
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Should I include “visiting” in my visiting assistant professor, or just call myself assistant professor?

I have a visiting assistant professor (VAP) position, and that is how I list myself on academic sites like ResearchGate and LinkedIn. I have on more than one occasion, however, seen that people in ...
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Do I mention that I was an adjunct on my CV

I am currently an adjunct professor. I'm wondering how to best label this on my CV. Specifically, should I use "Adjunct Professor", "instructor", "instructor of record", etc. as my job title? I ...
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Should I change the title in my passport to Dr. after getting PhD

In many places, a title column is asked where I fill Mr. After getting my PhD can I "officially" change it to Dr.? Is this country dependent? I want to know about India, DrUK and US.
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Do I call my supervisor “dean” or “professor”?

My supervisor is the dean of an engineering department at my university. Should I address him as Dean Smith or Professor Smith? Personally, dean sounds a little clunky for me talking to my faculty ...
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What do you call a person with a bachelor's degree?

I am a nutritionist in Mexico and I have a bachelor's degree.(I studied for four years at a university) In mexico my bussiness card says L.N. which means licenciada en Nutricion. I don't know how to ...
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How do I illustrate a postdoctoral professional Masters degree in my title

I am finishing a Masters degree in Educational Technology (MET) and already earned an MA and Ph.D. How do I write this? Ph.D; MET? I am not sure so need confirmation.
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Why are researchers at some think tanks titled professor?

Within my own discipline one of the best examples of this may be at the Santa Fe Institute, but I've seen this other places as well. Quite simply, why are researchers at some think tanks titled "...
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What suffix should you use when you are a PhD Scholar filling out membership form for IEEE Xplore?

I was filling IEEE Xplore membership form. In the form, there was a field "Suffix", the values for this field are I, II, III, IV, Jr., M.D., P. Eng, PE, PhD, Sr., V. Which one does best describe me? ...
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How to address the german “Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. X” in writing?

I’m not familiar with German academic system. I got a name card from a German professor and found that his title is as Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. X When I am writing a mail to him, can I starting the ...
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How does someone who holds two doctoral degrees sign their name?

If just received second doctoral degree, how does one sign their name at the end of an email or other correspondence. Would it just stay Dr. So and So or be Dr. Dr. So and So?
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Using Titles in Germany? [closed]

I was wondering what is the correct use of titles in Germany as I am so confused by it all. My English title is: Mr X HNCert, CertHe, FdSc, AMRSB, Mem.R.E.S, FIScT, FSABM. Would my German Title be: ...
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Is it okay to address “Prof. X” as “Mr. X”?

I am from the Netherlands. I have seen quite a few threads which address the question of whether or not it is acceptable to address a professor by their first name. However, none of them seem to ...
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Are German “Dr.med.” and USA PhD equivalent? [duplicate]

Where can I find information if the german Dr.med. is corresponding to the USA PhD? Did anyone with Dr.med. apply for USA PhD equivalent? Thanks for the comments. Actually I don’t really think this ...
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What to call someone that is currently studying for their PhD?

I'm using a PhD student as a reference for an application, and I wonder what title I should use for her. She hasn't yet got her PhD title but is still writing her thesis. Is there a name for that ...
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To include only academic titles in business cards of researchers with many positions?

Assume you have many academic titles, but you have also many positions. I am thinking to exclude all positions, and just having your academic titles because I do not want to carry a pile of different ...
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Research assistant, associate, fellow?

I completed my PhD and post-PhD. Since last year I am working as a researcher in my country, at the lowest level of hierarchy (first out of five) It usually takes no less than 4 years of steady ...
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Pros and cons of having your doctoral degree on our ID

In Germany and Austria¹, it is possible to have your doctoral degree noted on your passport, official ID (Personalausweis) and similar documents of identification. Whether allowing this is a good ...
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What is a professor called who teaches only one class and who works in the industry during the day-a visiting professor still?

She teaches a class at night and she works in the industry during the day. She has a PhD though. Is this still called a "Visiting professor" (which I thought meant you were permanently employed at ...
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When to use academic titles in presentations in Europe?

I have M.Sc. (tech.) in physics. I am doing second degree in MD. I normally just present my work without academic titles in MD studies. I am thinking the benefits of using academic titles in ...
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When exactly are you “promoviert” in Germany?

In Germany, acquiring your doctoral degree usually involves the following steps (in that order): You hand in your thesis. The examiners review your thesis. You defend your thesis and possibly take an ...
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What is the exact meaning of a “Prof. Dr. med. Dr. med. dent. Dr. med. habil.”?

He is a well-going dentist and plastic surgeon in Germany. As I can decode it, I can see: Prof, meaning that he is a full-time permanent teacher on a University "Dr. med" means he has a Phd in ...
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I have a UK DClinPsy. Can I use a plain 'Dr.' title in Germany? [duplicate]

A resposible german executive body (Kultusministerkonferenz) decided that certain doctorates from the EU grant the right to use the title 'Dr.': Inhaber von in einem wissenschaftlichen ...
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What does “author title” mean in a manuscript submission system?

What does the author title mean in a manuscript application form? Does it mean {professor- assistant professor- lecturer} and if he/she isn't a university's staff what would the title be? Presuming he/...
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Ph.D.-ed philosophers vs Doctors of philosophy vs philosophy Ph.D.'s?

Basically, I'm asking how to refer to a group of individuals who all have the same degree. I'm referring to them in the third person, as in, "I work with a group of (x)". let's just assume for ...
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Is there a standard English translation of ausserordentlicher Professor?

Of course the exact status of the title has changed in different places and times. I mean it most specifically in the sense of Emmy Noether's title at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen in 1923: ...
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Is it correct for a PhD holder to sign as “Dr. J. Doe, PhD”?

I have seen some of the PhD holders sign as "Dr. [First Name] [Surname], PhD". Is it academically correct to write "Dr. Frank Amoani Arthur, PhD"?
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What is a suitable job title for someone responsible for data and software in a research project?

My PI has just asked me what she should call me when introducing me to visiting researchers. I couldn't give her a definite answer. I work in a research project where I supervise its research data in ...
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How should I respond to being addressed as “Dr. [MyName]” when I don't have a PhD? [duplicate]

I am a researcher without a PhD. Because most people in my field do have PhDs, I sometimes get emails addressed to "Dr. [MyName]." How should I address this, if at all? I don't want to complain ...
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How should I display scientific and non-scientific functions at the university on my email signature?

I am an Associate Professor at a British University who also has a function as Coordinator for a research team. Should my signature and business card be: Assoc. Prof. Dr. T. Koznin (? Assoc. Prof. ...
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How to get Chartered Engineer in the UK? Should I pay some fees (every year) to keep this title?

I have completed PhD in Computing in UK. Can I apply for a CEng title as I have a Computing degree (not exactly engineering)? If I get one, should I pay some subscriptions (every year/month) to keep ...
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How should a new professor sign their name in emails to students?

I just finished my PhD and am starting an adjunct position at a local community college. I was responding to my first email from a student when I came across a problem I've never had before: I don't ...