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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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What are my chances getting into a German vet school coming from the USA? [closed]

I will be graduating an American high school this year, overall my GPA would be summed up as average. I have taken one honor class and one AP class, my grades consist of mostly A's and B's. With this ...
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Why is Howard University still predominantly black?

Today, I read the name “Howard University” on a list, and since I had no idea where it was, I looked it up. I was amazed from their website because, well, most people on the photos there are black! ...
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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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Is the university really important for picking a PhD? [duplicate]

I want to study for a PhD in robotics. The research laboratory is a renowned one but the associated university is not. In fact, the laboratory is part of a research institute. Do you think that would ...
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Is there any difference between these two kind of researchers?

I tried to ask this question on Physics StackExchange because it's about physicists but it wasn't the right section, anyway the argument can be extended to almost every subject. I am studying physics ...
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What to do when the professor does not stand up to cheating? [closed]

I was the teaching assistant (TA) for a very introductory physics course at a large state university. In the course of grading for this class, I came to learn that my university used the same course ...
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My research supervisor left the university and no one told me

I am currently doing my Masters in a program that has both a practicum component and a thesis component. My research supervisor and I had been working over the past few years on a thesis topic. The ...
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How can I demonstrate my ability to attract research funding in an interview knowing that I don't have the evidence to prove it?

The title says everything but let me give more context. I completed my PhD in a third world country where research funding is pretty rare to nonexistent. So, I did research with basically no funding, ...
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How to arrange courses to timetable? [closed]

I would like to ask if there is some algorithm how to arrange courses to timetable. I study at the university and we can choose a few different lesson times for each subject. The problem is how to ...
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PhD forced out of university: Hong Kong

(Too Long; Didnt Read members of academia.stackexchange, read the text in bold only) I am a PhD student in one of the Hong Kong Universities. For those that do not follow news, Hong Kong has been ...
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How do American universities handle cases of discrimination? [closed]

Many non-American students come to America in the hope of good education and support from their academic advisors. How should anyone handle discrimination based on national origin by American ...
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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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How to ask for another university prof for course materials? [duplicate]

Just surfing the net to find useful resources, came across to the university course page, and course materials were well explained. However, when trying to download them, Unfortunately, there was a ...
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I found an error in my exam that caused me to lose time on other questions, resulting in a lower grade. How can I appeal?

I'm a student in college, and while I was taking a linear algebra exam, I noticed that there was a mistake in the last exercise. Our exam is composed of two parts: multiple questions and exercises. ...
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Academic policy does not let me earn credits from certain past courses. How can I challenge it? [closed]

I have read the policy below: No undergraduate courses taken to satisfy prerequisite requirements for admission to a graduate program may be included in the minimum number of units required for that ...
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I'm worried my former collaborators are going to publish without including me as an author. What should I do?

I have worked for a project of a Ex-Postdoc, as I was promised an authorship. I was told “You will be a major author”. I did almost all the labor job as postdoc was my cosupervisor too. I trusted the ...
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Transitioning from pure mathematics to artificial intelligence

I am studying for a Master's degree in pure mathematics, but still have one year to go with my studies. However, I'm interested in specialising in artificial intelligence and pursuing a PhD. I would ...
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As faculty, can I bring about changes in our outsourced campus bookstore?

I am tenured faculty at a state university in the US. Our campus bookstore is not run by the university; instead, it is owned and operated by a large, well-known corporation, and has a contractual ...
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How much time do I have after drop out to come back to my country? [closed]

I am a full funded international student of PhD grade in US. I like to know if I drop out the study, how much time do I have to stay in US before come back to my country?
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Is the promotion of meditation activities by my university a form of religious discrimination?

My university constantly promotes activities of meditation, mindfulness and other "new age" activities inspired from some eastern spiritualities (particularly Hinduism and Buddhism). The ...
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Does it cost universities less to teach online?

As more colleges stay online, students demand tuition cuts The article talks about students demanding tuition cuts because online classes are less effective, and because lots of things they pay for ...
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Can I add code in the supplementary material of my thesis which builds up on an existing library?

I've written a thesis in the context of global illumination. The explorations are purely theoretical, but I've implemented the basic building blocks of the described approach and would like to add ...
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What is a bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Master of Engineering

Context: I am high school student in Australia and currently applying for university 2021. I am interested in engineering and I came across this "bachelor OF Engineering (Honours) and Master of ...
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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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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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