Questions tagged [university]

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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Is 75% an acceptable failing cutoff? [closed]

The dean of our school/program teaches a class and has put in the syllabus that if a student gets below a 75% in her class it is an F and the student will be eliminated from the program. She doesn't ...
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How should I organize my life towards a PhD in the next year?

After graduating and working for a few months I decided that I will quit my job to pursue a master's and then a PhD. Before doing any applications I want to spend time reading the literature in ...
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When does the grad school classes begin [closed]

I want to know that when does the classes for grad school begin in US universities. Is it divided into two like summer and fall as i have seen in the websites of universities or does it have a ...
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University learning over online learning [duplicate]

What are some advantages of learning on-campus that one does not get from learning online?
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Creative solutions to convince research dean that I deserve PhD candidature [closed]

I need your help please to suggest solutions to a problem I am facing during my PhD. My story is detailed below with the important events that are related to the story: I just finished my first year ...
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How should one advertise a program if it doesn't lead to jobs?

(Asking this since similar themes have come up in a conversation with a friend) So-and-so physics department has decided to start teaching more astrophysics classes, because they need more students. ...
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Making business out of Ph.D. thesis [closed]

Would advisors and universities generally support Ph.D. students who have an applicable thesis, to make contracts with the public sector in the US? And, will it bring a good share for the student ...
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What can be done when my assignment's requirements has been so vague that it is jeopardising the grade that can be achieved?

An assignment spec was released but it was poorly written and vague to the point where the requirements of the software system is unclear. As a final year undergraduate this unit counts a lot to my ...
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Uni group project being used by companies for profit

Our second semester group project is to bid for, develop, and attempt to "sell" a software solution. Local companies are the customer that provide the brief, and that we attempt to "sell" to. I was ...
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Just how important is university prestige when completing PhD?

I'm highly considering attending smaller, lesser known private university to pursue a PhD in cognitive psychology. The university gives full funding, I really mesh the with the professor I'd be ...
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Academic dean (interim graduate program director) not responding to e-mails

This question goes along with this post here: E-mails being ignored by university Interestingly, my situation is also at a college institution in California. However, rather than note that it might ...
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Emails being ignored by University

I am a graduate student in the U.S., specifically California although I am not sure it matters. After three months in the American university system I am almost convinced there is an organizational ...
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How to react to a student proselytising during office hours?

A few weeks ago, a student asked me during my office hours whether I was religious or not. More specifically, he asked whether I believed in his religion, and was visibly disappointed when I replied ...
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Is there a ranking of mathematics positions at a given university?

What is the difference between, say, a postdoc and a lecturer? A senior lecturer and an associate professor? More generally, is there a ranking of mathematics positions at a given university?
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GPA calculation in German Grading system

I am studying in a German University where the GPA grades are : 1.0 , 1.3, 1.7, 2.0, 2.3, 2.7, 3.0, 3.3, 3.7, 4.0 with 1.0 being the best score a student can get in exam and below 4.0 it is fail. ...
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How to deal with lots of information as a Computer Science student?

As a Computer Science student, I have to deal with a lot of new information every day. While learning new concepts, we also have to learn multiple programming languages at the same time, learning ...
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Request Colleges internationally to let students participate in a survey

For a student research project in the field of IT I would like to interview students who have little to no experience in participating in Open Source projects. My professor said that only interviewing ...
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Is there a full-time job with variety and academic rigor but also 2+ months annual vacation? (don't care if vacation is unpaid) [closed]

I've had one full time job in my life. It was a teaching job and I got about 2.5 weeks of annual vacation. I had a great time my first year, learned a lot, and I think I improved quite a bit as a ...
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Rationale for Passing Students “by Compensation”

Certainly in Ireland at least, there is a mechanism whereby students, with otherwise good grades, are allowed to "pass by compensation" a module(s) that they have failed. For example, a student ...
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Why don't we have a special standard under university education system that will accommodate disabled people and at the same time educate them? [closed]

In the western countries, all the students are evaluated using the same standard at the university level including disabled people. At the university level, they extend the time, give voice to writing ...
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Post doctoral while working on self employed job

I am in need to know if there is a provision wherein I could do a post-doctorate in the USA for a year or two, while I am owning my own Biotechnology firm back in my home country?
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Name of a fictional scientist with fictional publications invented and ‘working’ at an existing British university

At some British university a fictional professor was invented in the 20th century. He also had is own office and his own (fictional) field of research, in which he published about three papers (in a ...
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What's the difference between a degree in Mathematics and in Mathematical Sciences?

I'm considering degrees (in England) and I noticed that Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences are separate. What is the difference? Is it the case that one subject is a sub-subject of another? Would ...
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Recommendations for maths courses choice to study AI [closed]

I study computer science at the Charles University. The undergraduate study (baccalaureate) in "general computer science" programme provides several focus areas, which are followed by corresponding ...
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Accused of cheating by proctor due to information on scrap sheet [closed]

Sorry if this is a bit long. I took a final for an intro elective (I'm a college senior), a pretty easy A- GPA booster class (average before this final was 90+). I have learning disorders so I get ...
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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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Are there areas where only some universities that pay their sports scholars?

I have a feeling this is off-topic because this is about undergrad and not about research, but this question Why do American colleges and universities have sports teams? isn't closed, so yeah here ...
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will I get money back if I drop out of college? [closed]

Alright, hear me out. it’s the second day of college, and I want to drop out. I never should have accepted enrollment at this college, I knew deep down for months that I didn’t want to go, but I felt ...
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PhD application to Austrian University

I have a master's degree and I would like to study for a doctorate in Austrian universities and among the questions that are in the application is "Where do you want to carry out your project ? (...
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Can two universities have the same name?

I am now developing a database having information about universities. The database has a feature to prevent a duplicate name for the university title. I actually wonder of whether it is possible for 2 ...
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Getting a job and quitting PhD at university in UK [closed]

I am going to be straightforward in here. I am currently doing PhD at university in UK within the field of power electronics. However my previous background was related to general Energy Engineering (...
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Does having a low CGPA reduce my opportunity to get an MS admit from top universities like Stanford, UC berkeley, etc? [duplicate]

So my case is a little different. I never liked my college studies much because the subjects never excited me, which eventually lead to a low CGPA (7.18/10). But I started to have a strong liking for ...
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Is it ok for an examiner to hide exam reviews

We recently had our final exam for our bachelor degree and most of us haven't passed it, despite all the hard work we've put into it and the difference in our expectations for the results. We asked ...
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On some cases where exam results are manipulated

This problem has been bothering me as a lecturer and future PhD student for a while now. A student just finishes filling his exam sheet. He then gives the sheet to the lecturer. The lecturer is then ...
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Studying PhD in the UK as an EU student?

I have been very concerned about a friend who is considering studying PhD here in the UK. He wants to study music composition in RCM / Trinity Laban / guildhall music school. I have been thinking ...
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PhD from university where I did my bachelor's degree or master's degree?

I currently live in New Zealand an I'm studying animal science. I got my bachelor of science in New Zealand (from Massey) and my masters from Melbourne University. Do you think it is strange if I go ...
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Can I qualify for program that has different requirements if you are from a different country than the other [closed]

I was planning on going overseas for my higher education. However when I went to look for the academic requirements needed for the degree I was concerned when I found out that the qualifications that ...
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Advisor and co-advisor of PhD with different areas of research

I did my graduate studies in Mathematics at two completely different universities, A and B, from my country. During my studies from university A, I had a very good professor X in theoretical ...
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University-wide use of cracked OS and software – how to fix this?

My university is using cracked OS and software throughout. The school is very huge at 70 hectares and there are buildings everywhere. All of the computers in the computer labs and offices are full of ...
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Which university uses or used this academic regalia?

Given information about academic regalia such as colour and style of graduation robes, how can I determine the university that used that regalia? I have the photo below, and would like to find out ...
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Should PTAs be allowed to mark exam scripts? [closed]

PTA - Postgraduate Teaching Assistant Because I love information (I'm at university, right?), I was looking through some manifestos of my department, and came across a proposal to allow PTAs to mark ...
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Efficient way to determine potentially good AI research groups in mainland Europe

So I want to go about and compare different research groups for their standing, their potential for an exciting and fruitful environment etc. My field is Software Engineering with a heavy tendency ...
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Postdocs (Bioinformatics/NGS data science) from university of Toronto get Salary or stipend [closed]

I am bit puzzled, regarding the payment made to postdocs in Canada. I am a PhD and in my first postdoc (Europe). For my next assignment, I am in my final stages of negotiating a position of postdoc at ...
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Should I mention my university name when publishing a paper if I'm tenured teacher but not researcher?

I'm teacher in a French university (I don't know if the right english term is 'tenured', I mean I'm hired permanently in this university, not temporarily), but I don't have any research role and I'm ...
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Is it widely followed that only some parts of academic books are taught to undergraduates?

I'm an undergraduate student studying psychology using English language in a non-English speaking country. I'm graduating soon, and I'm applying for master programs. We mostly use McGraw Hill ...
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How does average profile of person that got accepted into top university look like? [closed]

I define top university as Harvard, Berkeley, MIT, Stanford, Oxford, Caltech, Yale and similar. If relevant, I am talking about computer science field. I am interested in all levels - bachelor, ...
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“Upgrading” PhD

I have recently read many questions about doing a second PhD and (to my surprise) most people consider it a bad move. Also - it looks like some universities (for example Berkeley) even have formal ...
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How to get a second Bachelor's degree in an unrelated field? [closed]

I was studying journalism in my country, but I realised it's not for me at all. I kind of had to apply there because there aren't really any good schools in things I was interested in. I was thinking ...
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How do I ask a professor to recommend me to another professor to hire me as a teaching assistant?

I have been admitted into a college in the US for a master's program. I am applying for TA positions under various professors because TAs get tuition benefits. One of the professors who taught me as ...
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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, ...