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Queries related to universities, as an institution of higher eduacation that grants academic degrees and provides both undergraduate education and postgraduate education.

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Applying to masters after failing one

I recently graduated with a degree of Bsc in Physics, after failing a masters in physics due to depression. I have been interested in data science during my undergraduate studies and have been trying ...
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PhD with cooperative R&D full-time Job [closed]

I'm doing full-time job (titled as Senior DevOps Engineer) in R&D Engineer team of well reputed group of cooperative sector across global and have a six years mixed work experience of like ...
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After a big hiatus in studies, need help getting back into University [closed]

I searched for related posts however most people were asking for advice to continue studying after PhDs and such, which I am very far away from. Sorry if it feels a little long, I feel the context is ...
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What universities (especially in the USA) prohibit or restrict duplicate advanced degrees? [closed]

For example, University of California - Berkeley says The Graduate Council views academic degrees as evidence of broad research training, not as vocational training certificates; therefore, ...
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Who is the president of a university?

Sorry if the question is weird but I have not seen this terminology before. Who is the president of a university? In my country, a rector is the leader of a university. A dean might run a faculty, ...
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Can the president or chancellor at an American university actively vouch for Joe Biden or Donald Trump, or must they stay neutral? [closed]

I notice that many senior-ranking, tenured full professors at American universities have the freedom to go deeply into politics on their social media pages such as Twitter and Facebook. Can the ...
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Are there other evaluation processes besides traditional to evaluate disabled person at university based on their understanding of the subject matter? [closed]

Say there is a disabled person who wants to have B.Sc degree in Computer Science. He knows he has the option of college and other manual jobs. I want to know are there any other easier evaluation ...
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Want to start a research — Approach a master at a different field?

I got my undergrad in statistics but I want to start a research in neuroscience. I didn't take any neuroscience class in my undergrad (just got addicted to neuroscience in Dec). The problem is: I want ...
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Why do people buying things for UK universities have to pay VAT?

In the UK, Value Added Tax (VAT) is added on to prices when things are bought by consumers / end users. However, VAT can normally be reclaimed by companies with a turnover of over approx £20k, and by ...
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Taking a course while dating the TA

Is it OK to take a graduate-level course at a US university while you are already dating one of the prospective TAs? I think that the instructor should be informed. My question is about the ...
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How to address a professor in letter?

When writing letter to an academic professor (not necessarily from student to professor), what is the appropriate way to address his/her title? I have seen in letters using Dear Prof. X even when ...
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Does affirmative action apply towards international students as well?

I know that when picking and choosing students for a new cohort, many prominent US universities tend to use affirmative action to support those from less affluent backgrounds. Does this also hold when ...
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How is an academic course structured in its content (USA)? [closed]

I don’t even know if “course” is the better word choice in the title of this question. Those things may be obvious for Americans, but it’s tricky to understand the elements of the academic life in a ...
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One of my group members did not contribute anything and I notified my course lecturer. Did I do the right thing?

So to describe the scenario, here is what happened. We were assigned a group task for business throughout the entire semester. Each of us discussed what topics to cover and came up with an equal ...
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How to convert percentage (Indian) grade to German grades

What is the exact procedure for converting percentage grade to the german grading system. As of now what I understand is that the conversion is done by the modified bavarian formula. Is the average ...
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How to formally address two individuals with different titles for PhD cover letter

I am in the process of writing a cover letter for a PhD application. The two supervisors of the project are part of my faculty (where I am doing a postgraduate degree), and I have previously been in ...
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Repositories of publications of universities or institutions across the world [closed]

Is there any extensive database with the repositories of universities (and similar institutions) from around the world? By repositories, I mean web pages where publications (such as PhD thesis) are ...
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University students and staff think my son is rich. Is there a possibility of altering this mentality? [closed]

My son is in his second year at a UK univ. It guarantees accommodation just for first...students rent privately themselves. It discretions other year. For privacy, I won't say his degree. We live in ...
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How do I salvage a 1-week old research internship offer, if possible?

I'm a pre-university individual. About a week ago I cold-emailed university professors inquiring about interning at their biology research labs. A professor replied on the same day expressing ...
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Is Ohio State University considered a good pure mathematics school for undergrad? [closed]

Just like the title states. I am also considering graduate school so does it have a good reputation for pushing kids to good graduate schools?
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Principal Investigator would not let me publish conference paper. What should i do?

So a little bit of background first. I work in research and while i am fairly new to the profession ( going to be 10 months soon ), i am nearing the completion of a Conference paper. This is my ...
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A potential supervisor said 'happy to supervise me for PhD', but I'm not in the minimum requirement. Is it guaranteed to be accepted? (UK) [closed]

After the interview, a potential supervisor said: "Really Happy to Supervise You" with possible funding. However, the problem is that I'm not in the minimum academic requirement (grade) in the ...
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Is there a limit to how many full professors a department can have? [closed]

For example say a department has 5 full professors and 5 associate professors right now. Can we say that, assuming all the associate professors are good (and no retirements, institution changes, etc), ...
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If I'm racist/sexist/homophobe etc, can I still be admitted to Cornell University? [closed]

This completely hypothetical question is based on Cornell's founding statement: "I would found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study." -- Ezra Cornell, 1868 And ...
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How does a university award honorary doctorate?

Important scholars (e.g. Nobel laureates) regularly receive honorary doctorate from different universities. I know that the Board of Trustees (or a similar board) reviews available nominations and ...
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Why don't first world universities commonly have biomedical engineering at B.S level [closed]

Our teacher in an image processing class at my local University said that there is no biomedical B.S degree  in top University of first world countries ( based of his last resident in USA and his ...
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Are postdocs in your own institution frowned upon?

Is it typically preferable in academia to pursue postdocs in institutions other than the one one has received a PhD from? I have heard on the grapevine that this is the case, but is there anything to ...
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I dropped out of my masters degree a year ago and am being threatened by my college that they will blacklist me

I took a masters a couple of years ago and dropped out because my supervisors weren't helpful, were demotivating (told me they could do my research in two months and asked why I hadn't finished mine), ...
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Are non-Western University PhD's really frowned upon?

I am completing my master's by thesis this year at a small university in the West. I would really like to pursue my PhD (Maths/Stats) in Hong Kong, but I've been told by my supervisor and others that ...
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Is it smart to transfer from a local University to OSU for mathematics after two years? [closed]

I am a senior in high school and having a hard time deciding where I want to go for college. I will definitely pursue math as I love the subject. I've done some research and OSU seems like a very good ...
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What is a good strategy for studying for an hard exam? [closed]

I am an engineering student, and I have to prepare an exam about robotics. The exam is hard and I have already failed it once. The problem is that the material on the book and the lectures of the ...
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Who decides a university's stance on a topic? [closed]

To illustrate what I'm thinking of, this page by UCL on Brexit says: Are EU students welcome in London? Yes. In the words of Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London: "To the almost one million Europeans ...
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What matters the most when choosing a post-doc — the reputation of a research institution or the reputation of a mentor? [closed]

I would like to ask SE community here about where one should pursue his/her postdoctoral research. At a wold's top three university with an early-career assistant professor or at a top 50 university ...
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Advice on what to do about academic situation that ended badly?

‪(Content warning - some people may find this post distressing due to discussions of mental health and self-harm. Hello academic community - I could use some advice! I’m a 1st year PhD student, and I ...
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Create YouTube videos on exercises of a University level course

Is it acceptable to create YouTube videos about exercises of a University level course ? I struggle to follow a quantum mechanics course I need to take and thought about making YouTube videos where I ...
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Are there any for-profit schools that have achieved a good reputation in academia?

Is the for-profit model feasible to higher education institutions? In other words, are there any for-profit schools that have achieved a good reputation in academia (teaching and/or research)?
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What's the proper way to (APA) reference a settlement agreement?

I want to reference an exhibit from the following document (it's been split into separate parts): Exhibits: https://targetbreachsettlement.com/Portals/0/Documents/Settlement%20Agreement%20Exhibits....
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Can university educators provide private tutoring to anyone seeking it? [closed]

Let me elaborate: I’m aware that school teachers often do private tutoring for children on the side (although I believe it’s only ethical/fair if they tutor children from other grades, classes or ...
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If I get a bachelors degree without a high school diploma, will I be able to study masters or PHD?

I dropped out when I finished grade 11, and started my career as a software developer. I've had a very good experience and working now as a senior software developer. So, I saw a program in one of the ...
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Do universities in US contain rooms for discussions between students

In India, many universities I know personally does not have any discussion rooms intended for students. There are class rooms(for normal lectures), faculty cabins, seminar halls, administrative ...
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How should bathroom breaks be handled during written exams to avoid cheating?

It seems to me that it is impossible to prevent cheating (as in: communicating and getting help from outside) if one allows students to use the restroom during written classroom tests. Excluding ...
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Who is an Academic Associate? [closed]

I've recently shifted my career to teaching at University, and I am quite not familiar with the post I am assigned, from the answers what I have read for entry-level Assitant Professor and Associate ...
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Where to Address Issues With Bad Class Formats

A little background info: So I'm in my second year of studies at a state university in the town I live in. I'm specifically going to school for computer science. As I said, I'm in my second year, but ...
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UK university salary scales confusion — advertised job pay seems very low, any ideas why?

I've just seen a job advertised by a London university for a job similar to mine but as senior lecturer. I'm confused because the bottom end of the salary listed is lower than what I am currently on ...
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Academic dishonesty: Sending material to other group members?

To help with the rest of the members for the group assignment I sent some images of a guide on how to do academic research for assignments. This ordinarily came from another unit of mine, which was ...
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What is the best way to express my condolence to a professor? [duplicate]

I am a Ph.D student at the university. Every student has a favourite professor same as mine. I really care about and our student-teacher relationship growing stronger day by day. My professor really ...
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I was caught cheating on my university GE exam [closed]

I got caught cheating on my university GE exam, and I am afraid suspension, I know I was wrong, should I just email prof to said I sorry and you can give me 0 in this exam or other advance to me that ...
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Breach a Hiwi (TA) contract

I'm a Master's student at one of the TUs (Technical Universities) in Germany. I have been working as a hiwi ("Wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft", or Teaching Assistant) under a PhD for the past one year. ...
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What exactly happens when a department head is contacted about a specific instructor in a specific course?

Related, but not what I'm getting at In one of my courses at a University, I overheard some of my classmates talking before a very difficult test (we knew it was going to be hard beforehand based ...

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