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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Who is typically in charge of a typical US graduate school?

I was studying the website of the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences ... Obviously an impressive institution with a broad scope. But I wonder who is in charge of the operation. For example, ...
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Learning Style Issues

I am currently a third-year student at a U.S. liberal-arts university located abroad, and I come from a completely different educational system when it comes to taking exams. Back home in high school, ...
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pursuing PhD without relevant bachelor degree [closed]

I have a bachelor degree in Business Administration and 4 years experience in this field, however I discovered that this is not what I want to do for the rest of my life, I'm interested in Geography ...
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How can TAs encourage institution to use different administrative software

I'm teaching in a university where many different types of administrative software are used. Many seem a bit clunky and badly designed, but I'm only interested in those relating to teaching. Some of ...
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Should I take a Certificate for University Teaching while doing a postdoc?

I have just gotten a 2.5 year postdoctoral fellowship (philosophy) to do my own research project at a University (I am connected to a relevant research group and professor, but basically the project ...
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When is it acceptable to report classmates who cheat on an exam? [duplicate]

So for one of my computer science classes, we have a WhatsApp chat among all students in the class to network and help each other out with questions regarding homework, or if we have any confusion on ...
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Professor Isn't Teaching the Course we Signed up for

Okay, so it is kind of a weird situation and we don't know what to do. The situation is this: I am currently doing a math major and some of courses have two different (but equivalent) options -- ...
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What is the reason that once a student has passed a university course, the student cannot take the course again?

This question geared towards STEM but can definitely be expanded for courses in the arts as well. Imagine the following scenarios: A student has taken a course, but passed the course with barely a ...
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Vacation Days of Assistant Professor in Canada [closed]

I may apply for an Assistant Professor (AP) position at York University in Toronto, Canada. Since I live in Europe, I would like to know how many vacation days are available in this position. For ...
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Am I obliged to answer student queries that can readily be answered by reading the syllabus? [closed]

I maintain an email group for my class where the reading list and other course materials are made available to the students. Despite sharing all relevant information with them, I still have students ...
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Is it worth applying for a job to community colleges in the US as a foreigner (no visa)? [closed]

Would a small college (e.g., community college) in the US be interested in employing some PhD graduate (as an instructor) that does not already have a visa? Would they bother do the bureaucratic work ...
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FERPA alternative for German universities

Is there anything similar to US Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) that is valid for German universities, or education system of Germany in general? I mostly concerned in preserving ...
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How is the PhDs' (in Logics in Math) employment rate? [closed]

I am an undergraduate student who is majored in Math now. I plan to continue my phD degree in Logics in Math. My ultimate job plan is to be professor (I know instructor first). So I really want to ...
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Student number indicates when you started – what to do about the ensuing prejudice?

I come from a university where the first two digits of your student number represents when you started in the university. As such people often use this to judge age, whether the person is repeating or ...
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What action can be taken if hostel allotments are not out just after admissions are done? [closed]

I just joined a university for my post graduation studies, but as I'm from a different country, I don't have a place to stay. Therefore, I asked the hostel prefect if I can stay in a room as a paying ...
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What types of administrative jobs can a faculty member get?

I am a professor of physics and just moved to the UK with my wife, who is British. I anticipate that it will take a year or so to find a faculty position matching my field of expertise. To avoid being ...
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highly technical skills: is it possible for uni staff to provide these skills for a thesis or must you teach your self? [closed]

Note, by highly technical skills I mean anything that isn't directly taught by your course (i.e. programming/coding, use of specialist lab equipment, mathematical expertise) I am student of Earth ...
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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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Writing a “recommendation letter” for a supervisor from a student?

As a thank you to my thesis supervisor, I would like to write some sort of letter expressing my gratitude for the work he has done for me. I was wondering if students ever write letters in such a way ...
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White supremacists marching at the University of Virginia – does this reflect the university’s attitude?

White supremacist groups have been marching down in Charlottesville, Virginia, at the University of Virginia (article). Does this also in some ways reflect on the university itself for allowing the ...
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Do graduate students go home for the summer?

Is it common or something usual for students to sometimes go home for the summer?
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Studying at university [closed]

How do I get the motivation to study for a test for university? I was a high achiever in high school but I just don't feel motivated to study.
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Tattoos in academia..and CV [duplicate]

When applying for a job in academia, shall people specify in the CV if they have got visible tattoos?
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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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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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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 ...