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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Why do undergraduates pay for their education, but postgraduates are paid?

Per title. Undergraduate tuition often costs tens of thousands of dollars per year, but postgraduates are commonly paid a stipend. Not a lot of money, but still much better than having to pay for ...
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Finishing up an honours project dissertation, discovered an engineering law that means the majority of the designed system isn't needed, what do I do?

I created a concept offshore pumped storage hydro system using the open sea, pipelines and concrete vessels to simulate the upper/lower reservoirs and conduit of an onshore scheme, where the natural ...
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Should I mention research I conducted at University X in my application to other universities

I am a high school student and in grade 9 and 10 I conducted research for my science fair project at a recognized university under the mentorship of a professor and his PhD student. I designed and ...
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Sharing student recommendation forms with students

I sometimes get asked to give recommendations / opinions about students by potential employers or third party HR Firms. Is it acceptable to share the opinions with the students once I provide them? ...
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I have ended up on a mailing list for lecturers

I'm a final year undergraduate student. When I opened Gmail today there was an email regarding some conference and instructions on how to submit a paper to it. I never get emails like this, so I was ...
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Are undergraduate TAs appropriate/ normal in upper level courses?

I came back to school after a long break (5+ years) and jumped right back into higher level courses (junior and senior level courses). First thing I noticed was that a professor did not lecture or ...
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I can't focus on so many unnecessary subjects at my university, do i really need a graduate diploma to get a job eventually? [closed]

I am currently finishing my first year at university of Computer Science and IT, it has been a good journey so far and I have passed nine out of eleven subjects, two are left to be finished in August. ...
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What should I do if the professor gave me zero points on exam because he thought I was cheating even though I wasn't? [closed]

Recently I had a Java exam at university. Usually how I prep for this kind of programming exam is studying with my best friend. We were studying object oriented programming using lists, double linked ...
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Why doesn't my PhD&Postdoc supervisor want me to be successful?

I'm currently a postdoc working with the professor with whom I did my PhD work, and it counts up to 7 years for the time working with this professor. Basically, the situation is that I'm the only one ...
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Shall “the” be placed before the author (Government report) with in-text citation (Harvard style)?

I have finished my thesis and the only thing which I am not certain about is the following. In my reference list, government reports such as e.g. Public Defender of Indonesia, (2016), does not start ...
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Typical experiences of transgender people in academia?

I've recently come to accept that I'm transgender (MtF, male-to-female). I won't go into the exact details of this as it's personal, but I have a "girl mode" where I identify as a female. I'm also a ...
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Teaching “professorships”

Let me start with the following remark (which surely I am not the first person to bring up). When things work as it should, to get a job one usually needs to prove that one is competent in doing that ...
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What is the difference between “Hochschule” and “Universität/Technische Universität”, especially for master degrees?

I am really confused by the difference between Hochschule (university of applied sciences) and (Technische) Universität ((technical) university) in Germany, especially with respect to the master’s ...
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Can i continue studying architecture in Germany after i did two year of bachelor degree in architecture in Lebanon

I started studying architecture in Lebanon and I have finished two years of bachelor degree and when I started the third and final year I decided to continue studying abroad, So my question is: can I ...
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Are there areas where only some universities 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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Is a Masters year 1 in France the equivalent of a UK Masters?

I am currently in the final year of my undergrad degree in the UK. I would love to do a year-long master's in France. I have realised their masters are two years long. Would it be worthwhile doing the ...
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Are there academic institution-specific equivalents to attorneys (a professional who assists in navigating conduct and justice systems)?

There's an interesting question over at Law.SE on the possibility of suing a university over what the OP saw as unfair disciplinary practices. I have often wondered... Is there a type of professional ...
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Lower division vs Upper division

In the United States, what is the difference between lower division and upper division in colleges and universities?
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Allegation of Academic Misconduct

I completed my dissertation a few weeks ago, and submitted it the night before it was due and thus did not check it on turnitin etc for similarity reports. However, on Friday night I received an e-...
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Does economy of scale apply to universities?

On the one hand, it seems like "no" - hence some universities like Caltech choose to remain small, while others like Boston University & MIT don't merge into a single super-university in ...
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Moving from a modest research laboratory to a laboratory with a prestigious research portfolio. Tips to be successful?

Background I have done my PhD (Computer Science) at a university (in a third world country) with very limited resources. My research was not funded, my previous lab didn't provide any research support ...
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Visa preparation for the postdoc will take weeks. Can I start research (with the PI?)

As it's mentioned in the title. I am going to receive a formal letter this week. During my meeting with HR, they told me the visa will take 12 weeks so we can agree on the start-date at the point. My ...
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Postgraduate medschool

If an undergraduate in medicine and surgery(MBBS) from India wants to practice in UK, the person will have to register with NHS after the licensing exam. And after that the student is put through FY1+...
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For my PhD, should I go with the more prestigious university, or the one that is a better research match? [closed]

I will be starting a PhD in computer science in the UK this year, but have to decide between two offers that I'm pretty torn about. I've communicated with the supervisors from both universities in ...
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Is it possible to get a bachelor's degree just by having more than the required credit hours? [closed]

I have around 126 completed credit hours and I know the required amount is 120. My major is in education and I was originally planning on becoming a teacher however I am no longer sure if that is the ...
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What warrants acknowledgement or citation in a dissertation?

I have just finished my dissertation and just have a question about acknowledgements and citation. There was a line in a proof of a paper that I did not follow and someone told me what it meant. Does ...
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Did they do some of the project without telling me?

So I am doing this bachelor thesis for a research institute and they wanted me to do different kinds of development. Like conversions of files and implementing a system (I call it system A for ...
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What do I write as response for an academic misconduct investigation?

I am a first year student at a UK university and submitted an essay for one of the courses a couple of months ago. Now, I received an email in which I am informed that some passages of my essay are ...
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Can I do bachelor’s, master’s and PhD at different universities?

Is it possible that I do undergraduation and post graduation from a university and Ph.D from other university?
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Paths to mathematics/university/research while dealing with a few difficult situations

I'm a (just turned) 17 year old student (Year 11) from Australia in a bit of a tricky situation. Unfortunately, I spent most of the last few years and am currently in a psychiatric unit. I've also ...
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Is it appropriate to ask a professor to bump up a grade when I suspect it may be at the cutoff?

Background: My course has three exams: I did really bad on the first, great on the second (97%), and I think well on the third. I regularly attended the professor's office hours and never missed class....
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Allegation of Academic Offence [duplicate]

I received an email from the university saying that the similarity report for my work identified that one of my answers shows a similarity to the answer within the script of a fellow student. They are ...
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Can we study University level subjects without getting admitted into a university? [closed]

I am currently a senior high school, and next year I will enroll for my undergraduate studies but I am afraid that my grades would not be good enough to be admitted in good universities like MIT, ...
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How to call colleagues who was once your professor or advisor?

After finishing my PhD in the US, I am now working in a university in an Asian country where I studied for my master. All of my colleagues are 20 years senior than me and are full professors except ...
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Is It Okay to Continuously Use One's Private Email Address?

I would have a question: Is it okay to use one's private email address to reply to all the university-related emails after having set up a forwarding to one's private email address - be it as a ...
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What's a realistic workload per blackboard hour for teachers during the semester?

There is this excellent thread about teaching workloads across the world on Academia SE: Is 100 hours per year of teaching a heavy load for a lecturer? I would now like to continue this discussion ...
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Is it SOP for a university course to claim to teach a coding language, and then have the coding portion of the course be completely self taught? [closed]

Is it standard practice for universities to have completely self taught portions of a course? For example, a statistics course that is said to teach R (among other things) and then simply quizzes over ...
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How to compensate students who face technical issues in online exams

I am teaching a college level course, and a few students had technical issues during exam 1 (held online) and where not able to complete various parts of the exam. One option that I could think of is ...
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Is it acceptable to hide your affiliation in research paper?

I am a Ph.D. student enrolled in one of the top universities. I was working on a research problem. And, it turns out that my results are not of as high quality as one would expect from a student from ...
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Potential downsides to requesting an extension

I am curently working on my final year project which has a deadline in 3 weeks. This deadline has already been extended by 1 month from the previous deadline (which would have just passed) for ...
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Is it ethical for PhD advisor to collect ideas or even project description text from students/postdocs for his/her own funding proposal?

Is it ethical for PhD advisor to collect ideas or even project description text from students/postdocs for his/her own funding proposal? Not sure how common this situation is, but this seems strange. ...
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Applying for postdoctoral fellowships: priorities? [closed]

I am going to graduate with a PhD in applied math/CS in early fall (I am studying in Europe). Due to various factors, there are not too many places that would fit my previous research well enough for ...
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Are Graduate Fellowships or Research assistants in state university considered a government employees in US?

I am applying for a post which asks me you ever part of government entity like federal/state/local government entities including publicly funded universities. I was a research assistant with ...
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How can I compare schools of business between universities in terms of research productivity and impact?

In trying to assess the learning, research and engagement opportunities of different universities at the undergraduate level (acknowledging that at undergrad level they all offer much more than the ...
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What types of questions should I be expecting for my final year project viva for my undergrad? [closed]

Currently doing a final year project in artificial intelligence and was curious to know how this presentation(viva) works ? and how I should prepare for it ? are there common questions I should ...
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Can we use online video lectures to free university professors from lecturing for lower-division courses in mathematics? [closed]

During the 2020-2021 Covid-19 season, universities and colleges around the world made most of their math classes online over Zoom and many professors have their recorded lectures. Most math lectures ...
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Informing a university about an offer from another university [duplicate]

I've received an offer from university A and I'm waiting for a decision from university B (both prestigious). Would it be sensible to inform university B about my offer from university A and tell them ...
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Is physics (and engineering) at university more like high school physics or high school math? [closed]

I am in high school and I find myself enjoying math a lot more than physics, probably because of the more focused teaching approach found in physics, which looks at specific cases and experiments and ...
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Is a policy of asking questions covering material not covered by lectures common in universities? [closed]

I have come to know a prominent EU university in which it is an official policy that examination questions will be external to the lectures. For example, say, they are teaching Probability & ...
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Is it possible to get an estimate of the average CGPA or conventional system of marks for an engineering course in any Indian university? [closed]

How can a student of engineering compare themselves to other students of the same studies in their own university and elsewhere in the country?

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