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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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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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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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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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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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Asking a prof to change my grade [closed]

I got a B- in my biology course this semester and the day I received this grade I checked my requirements for a specific course I want to take next year and it said the minimum requirement was a B-. ...
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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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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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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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Are universities strongly associated with ethnic minority groups a thing outside the USA?

This question asks about the history of why Howard University in Washington, DC, USA has remained a school whose student and faculty bodies are predominantly African-American. Do "historically [...
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I have noticed GPA calculation “bug” in our University, what should I do?

University X offers course Y with Z credits. The course is mandatory, and very important. It lasts for more than one semester with heavy workload. The University awards Z credits for the course Y, but ...
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How does the college course 101 numbering system work?

I'm not an American, but I know that the number 101, often used postpositively, is used to mean fundamentals/rudiments of a particular scholarly subject. I know (partially as a hunch but I also looked ...
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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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Do American students enroll in unaccredited universities?

In countries with central governmental control over higher educations, universities normally should be accredited by a governmental body to establish a university and enroll students. However, in the ...
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Can I be a researcher at a UK university without having teaching duties?

I have looked at Geology jobs but only oil and gas or engineering comes up which I have no interest in. I'd rather do something more academic. I'm currently a student in a UK university and am hoping ...
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How to judge the quality of education of an art school?

I know that most question in this community refer to (natural or engineering) sciences. This question is concerned with the quality of higher education in the field of arts though, I hope it is on ...
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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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A+ in transcript and GPA [closed]

In the past (historically), A+ was a bonus in transcript and had an effect on the cumulative GPA too, but it is no common these days (at least I do not see around). If some universities/colleges use A+...
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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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Why do universities have to spend money on journals?

Obviously this is a question in the light of the recent Elsevier boycott. Currently we do have an arXiv, maintained by academia and where researchers regularly upload parts of their work. In such a ...
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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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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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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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“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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Why do universities tolerate uploading papers on their websites?

Lots of professors provide their full papers published by scholarly journals on their personal website (in the university official domain). PDF files of their final papers published by different ...
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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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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 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, ...
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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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Does Hill University (USA) have legitimate accreditation? [closed]

I need to know if Hill University is accredited. Especially in the field of MBA degrees.
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To what extent is Linux prevalent in University maths departments? [closed]

To what extent is Linux prevelant in University maths departments? I understand that distributions such as Scientific Linux and Fedora are quite popular, but I don't know whether this means 5% or 50% ...
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Received a less-than-great grade due to bad instructions. Should I appeal?

Last week, I did a computer lab for a class. At the end of the instructions was a script that would verify that everything in the lab was done correctly. At the end of the lab, I knew I had done ...
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What does it take for a lower-ranked university to compete with a top-ranked one?

Let's take the Times Higher Education world rankings. Oxford is first, and the University of Bonn is 100th. (Nothing special about the THE - I just used it to pick examples of a top-ranked university ...
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Is it worth self-funding a PhD to attend a top 10 university?

What should I opt for? Option A) very well paid PhD, around €3000 per month at a respectable university or; Option B) a non-paid PhD, where I have to pay €2000 per year at one of the top 10 ...
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How to reduce the distance between academics and students? [closed]

While this may appear a quite open-ended question I think it is quite pertinent for a large number of subjects. Considering undergraduate classes, particularly for students who are coming straight ...
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How to establish partnerships with a university

As a young assistant professor in civil engineering, i was tasked with building a new education program that leads to a masters degree in engineering. In order to offer the future students of this ...
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If the class average is too low, do profs usually curve or adjust the grading scale? [closed]

My prof for my first year anthropology class is new, and I'm having trouble understanding her marking scheme. Here is the distribution of our class grades: Exam 1: Median 62%, Top 75% got above 47%,...