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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 there a chance for a new university in another country to accept my passed courses/classes? [closed]

I'm looking to transfer to another university in another country - University of Geneva. Is there a chance that they will accept my passed classes in homeland university as all/most of my classes are ...
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Funding after getting an Integrated Masters Degree

Im going to get my Integrated Masters Degree in Production Engineering and Management in about 6 months.My next goal is to take another Master's Degree in Artificial Intelligence.The country I want to ...
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Struck up in a bad situation [closed]

I am an F-1 student doing Masters in the United States. During my third semester, I started doing my Thesis. After nearly one year, my professor refused to continue mentoring me. In my university, ...
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Can a university prevent me from choosing any elective module (subject)? [closed]

I am a student in an Irish university and I will be going into my fourth year in September. My problem is that I would like to apply for a MSc programme, for which one of the requirements is previous ...
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Are there other cities in the world like Boston where a large number of good postsecondary institutions are located? [closed]

The really unusual thing about the greater Boston area is that so many and such good postsecondary institutions are crowded into that area. Harvard, M.I.T., Tufts, Brandeis, and others. Is Boston ...
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Students with informal dress code and drinks during lectures - How to deal with it?

I have been involved in teaching in an university. However, I find the following few behaviors of students (all Undergrads) inside my classroom slightly unpleasant: In my university, some of the male ...
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What is the point of being the head of the department?

What is the point of being the head of the department ? I'm an undergraduate Physics & Mathematics student and I want to stay in academia, do research and also teach. I'm assuming professors also ...
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What is more useful in Australia- A bachelors in comp science, or a Certificate in Information technology [closed]

I'm currently a High School student that is looking at my options after school. I plan on joining the workforce in an IT field, and eventually, want to work in software development/engineering. I ...
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Can i go to university without finished high school? [closed]

I wasn't sure if this would be off-topic or not. Basically i have half finished high school here in Slovenia, it's slightly different here, i went to 3+2 program. I have finished 3 years but i don't ...
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I had a rough first year in undergrad— what now? [closed]

I think I'm off to a poor start to my undergraduate career. Some context: my major is Materials Science and Nanoengineering at the University of California, San Diego. I'm on the BS/MS track for 2020....
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How to find out the tier of a university in the USA?

How I can find out the tier of a university? Is it available in any website or report? If yes, what is the link? I tried to find out the list and I got some pages which says how the universities are ...
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Is it the denomination of the PhD course very important?

I received an unconditional offer for a PhD from two different universities. The first from a famous Department of English. The second from an average Department of Comparative Literature. (I have an ...
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PhD in Comparative Literature: how much does the University's pedigree matter compared to opportunties for collaboration?

I received an unconditional offer from two universities: one in UK, the other in a little country of Northern Europe. As I am uncertain about where to go, I would like to ask your opinion. On the one ...
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Which PhD program should I choose, a top three program without any guarantee of funding or a top 50 with full funding? [closed]

Prospective advisor and project are allocated for each program. They are equally interesting and close to my interest. They are located in beautiful cities. I can become a tutor to cover part of my ...
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Doing two PhDs one from Electrical Engineering and other from Theoretical Physics [duplicate]

I am currently doing MPhil degree in Electrical Engineering (Sensors & Robotics). I did my bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering as well. I have real motivation and love to do research on ...
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How to make tutorials more interesting

As a student, and as a tutor, I have found that tutorials for liberal arts subjects (in university) can be a bore. As a student, in large courses you mightn't know anyone in your class, you mightn't ...
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How to prepare for first year university after college diploma? [closed]

This will be my first year attending university after obtaining an advanced diploma from a local college. I will be going into first year Computer Science in September and graduated this year with a ...
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Are there any academic institutions operating on bodies of water? [closed]

Are there any (accredited/recognized) academic institutions with a significant part of their activities - administrative and academic - held over a body of water (sea, lake or river), on some floating ...
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Can a college or university withhold your degree for non payment and change your degree?

Just to explain my question a little bit. I know that if you owe the school money they are allowed to withhold your diploma and transcripts. My real question is if this is the situation and the ...
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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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Studying medicine in Germany

I'm sorry if this a wrong place to post this question but I don't know where to ask. I'm a medical student from Alexandria, Egypt. By next year I'll have completed the pre-clinical phase of the ...
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Can too many credits force you to graduate early?

I'm about to enroll at a local university as a mathematics major, with a view to later transferring and studying engineering. I can receive enough credits through AP, CLEP, and credit by exam to ...
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Typical assistant vs. associate professor startup packages

In the United States, are the startup packages offered for tenure-track positions at research universities typically significantly different for the assistant and associate professor levels? ...
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Is it legal / ethical for a professor to monetize course content videos?

I am a college student who is currently enrolled in a class where the professor posts lecture videos online with ads enabled. I was wondering if this is legal; the professor is being paid by the ...
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Pros and Cons of University vs Research only Institute [closed]

I love doing research, only research with no teaching duties. What are the pros and cons of having a job in a university and in a research only institute? If you were me, which one would you choose? ...
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How to refer to an Academic, NGO and private partnership organization?

What would you call an umbrella organization that unites a university faculty, an extra-academic non-profit research center, and a NGO? These organizations plan to pool resources to facilitate ...
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Difference between faculty position at a public university and state university

Is there a difference between faculty position at a State university and between public university in terms of employment conditions, salaries, research funding and politics (e.g. faculty position at ...
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Information technology requirements and issues for academic research

I am on a committee tasked with advising my university's Information Technology office on institutional needs and issues regarding IT. They are pretty knowledgeable about how to support the ...
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Are Masters' degrees in Sweden and Denmark free?

Information on the internet is not clear, hence my question. I have read that masters in Denmark and Sweden are free for Europeans. I am from Spain, so I could potentially apply. My questions: is ...
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How to propose alteration of study subjects in college?

I've been studying and working with Game Development for quite a while and I can't help to notice that I'm not using anything that was presented to me in college. My college is focused in gaming ...
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Historic basis for Honorary Degrees

What is the historic basis and/or context for "Honoris Causa" degrees? What were the original reasons for granting these?
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Should I go for a Campus or University [closed]

I'm currently looking at higher studies options, taking a degree in Computer Science. So far, I have two options: Get a degree locally, from a campus that partners with a foreign University and you ...
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Does the native language capability (for a foreigner) help in applying for a faculty position?

Consider an international scholar X, fluent in English, who currently holds a postdoctoral position in science (say, in particular, the fundamental science: physics, chemistry, math or biology) in the ...
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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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How should graduates who loathe their alma mater, answer when asked what university they attended? [closed]

My cousin had a loathsome experience at her university. In contexts (e.g. social) where answers aren't mandatory (e.g. unlike applying for the law society), how ought she answer questions asking her ...
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Terminology & description: what are the steps after A Levels [closed]

I'm a science student currently doing my A levels under EDEXCEL from Bangladesh. I've never really paid attention to or had any counseling about career paths and the steps necessary to finish my ...
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Our professor does not make any effort to engage with us

I don't know if this question is appropriate for this site, nevertheless, I will do my best to explain the situation. And I'm sorry if the title does not fit the question very well. The thing is, ...
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How do you think about volunteering helpers and two-body problem for PhD

I am an international student and I just got the offer of a very good D.Phil. program in an elite university in the UK. My only concern is the "two-body problem", i.e., I have to get involved into a ...
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Which is better: PhD in university or PhD in institute? [closed]

Are there any benefits of getting a PhD from a university over getting it from an institute? Note that, at least in the case of Germany, some institutes are considered better than universities and ...
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What to teach first: theory or practice?

The educational system in which I have studied focuses on teaching the theory/abstract theoretical courses before the applications. For example, I spent the first 1-2 years of a 5-year engineering ...
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German Grade GPA calculation

I'm doing MSc in one of the TU9 (TU9) in Germany where the grading systems work as defined below: The grades I have got are as follows: I'm wondering how the GPA was calculated as different ...
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Flexibility (or lack of) at the Open University

I'm thinking of doing a maths degree at the Open University. This course "BSc (Honours) Mathematics" The problem is, I'm expected to do the most basic of courses, starting with "Discovering ...
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Does Homeschooling Negatively Affect Applying to College [closed]

I know a few people who home school their kids, and it often makes me wonder if this is looked down on by universities and colleges. I know that there are droves of kids and teens who do very well in ...
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Can you exclude issue numbers in references based on APA 6th edition?

I'm currently working on my thesis (communication science), and I'm wondering about the issue number in the reference list. A teacher told me that I don't need to include the issue number. But I ...
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Professor and Class Laughed When Asking About Overflow In Project. Did I do something wrong? [closed]

I'm looking to stop lurking the stack exchange community and actually participate a little more. A little background, I am a student in University in my freshman year of my Computer Information ...
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Any advice on the Erasmus experience

What are the advantages and disadvantages of taking an Erasmus exchange semester abroad, and will it have an effect when it comes to finding a job?
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How do I reconcile with a vindictive professor, or at least protect my grade?

I (foolishly) corrected my physics professor as he was about to teach fifty students a blatantly wrong simplification, and since then he's been out to get me. I get grades of 20% or lower on tests ...
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How to justify lecture note taking by students in modern era? [closed]

It has long been known that people are quite bad at multitasking. It may seem strange that today most lecturers still assume that students are supposed to copy whatever is on the blackboard, thus ...
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Nobel laureates and where they currently work

There are a lot of lists of Nobel laureates by institution available online. However I cannot find any that list laureates by where they are currently working. Does such a list exist?
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Do I have to explicitly seek permission from Professor before audio-recording his lecture? [closed]

Similar questions (privacy/ethical point of view,generic legal point of view) have been asked before but I am looking an answer from a legal standpoint specific to the state of New York. I am a ...