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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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MBA from a foreign university [closed]

I am from India (undergrad) plz specify the full path need to be followed to get into stanford for MBA with scholarship ofcourse ?
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Has the popularisation of online conferencing tools made research positions at smaller universities more attractive? [closed]

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent confinements in various countries, there has been a tremendous development of the use of online collaboration tools (e.g. daily use of video conferencing ...
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How to answer “Tell us who you are” in 20 words [closed]

How to answer "Tell us who you are" in 20 words Context: We've all heard the obvious question at the start of many interviews/uni applications - Tell us about yourself/who you are. ...
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Does auditing a course looks bad on transcript if I am applying for PhD? [duplicate]

In my university, audited courses do appear on a transcript. I have to apply for PhD, so I was wondering if auditing a course looks bad on transcript.
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Which ranked universities in the USA is easier to get a PhD admission with low cgpa and high research skills? [closed]

I want to apply for a Ph.D. position in the USA (departments related to health sciences) in the upcoming session. My bachelor's GPA is very low (below 3.00). I have worked hard to cover it up and now ...
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Doing research in academia and not liking competition

In short: is it possible to do research in academia (starting from a PhD position up to being a professor) while not liking competition? I was an athlete in high school and I left because I was not ...
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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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Need help with linear dynamics and kinetic frictional force question [closed]

I have went though my course notes a number of times and have still cannot solve the question below ​A penguin slides at a constant velocity of 1.52 ms-1 down an icy incline. The incline slopes above ...
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is it normal to work as an university professor in engineering but have no real professional experience (in the industry)?

I work as a university assistant professor, I teach engineering-related subjects. However, I have no real professional experience in engineering (in the industry), I've never worked as an engineer or ...
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How important is institution prestige at the postdoc level?

I once heard a piece of advice from an established researcher in my field: even if you don't want to stay there permanently, choose your first tenure-track institution wisely, since you won't be able ...
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Can I teach the same course I developed at one university at another university as well?

University A hired me to teach a course. It paid the costs of preparation (3 months) and financed tranining sessions to enhance my instructing abilities. University B now asked me to offer the same ...
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Is a PhD from a weak university worthless? [duplicate]

I did my PhD in pure mathematics at a university which does not have a good reputation in mathematics. At that time, I did not know that most British universities are quite weak in maths. Apart from ...
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Flexibility (or lack of) at the Open University [closed]

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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I am looking for a online PH.D in hospitality and marketing [closed]

I would like to find an affordable worldwide (or at least not top $$$) and recognized Ph.D. program to write my Hospitality Marketing book as my Ph.D. any advice or suggestions?
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Professorship without PhD in the United States

In the discussion made in comments to this question, it has been stated that in France, it is possible (though improbable) to become a professor without having PhD. It made me curious if there is such ...
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I received an allegation of academic misconduct from my university. What should I do?

I wrote an exam a couple of months ago and I recently received an email accusing me of academic misconduct. I had just finished my first year of university and this is the first time that I am ...
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What laws exist in India to protect students from harassment by teachers/professors?

I am a college student in Rajasthan. I had a chance to address a large group at a college function, and in my address I said unfavorable things about professors in the college. Since then, I believe ...
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Economics PhD, how to find the right university? [closed]

I am currently doing an MSc in Economics (finishing my first year - of two - in a couple of days) and thinking about applying for a PhD afterwards. I do not have a specific idea what I want to write ...
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Final exams: What is the most common protocol for scheduling?

At my college this semester, just a few weeks before spring final exams, the administration decided to entirely throw out the prior process for scheduling final exams (which has been in use for at ...
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Have some universities already tried to temporarily disable their journal subscriptions

Many universities pay a yearly subscription to journals so that their researchers (usually identified by IP address) can transparently access scientific papers from these journals. However, more and ...
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What is the difference in research culture between a University of X and a X University of Technology?

In various parts of Europe (even in Israel) I see that there are two types of universities: University of 'X' 'X' University of Technology where X is the name of a city. The main difference I ...
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Are there universities where authors can/must transfer their copyright to the university for negotiations with publishers?

Say you are a researcher employed by a university and publishing your work in a closed-access journal, which asks you to sign a copyright transfer agreement. To simplify, let's say you are the only ...
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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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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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