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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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How to abbreviate the name of a university when there is no official abbreviation?

Given that I must address a university by abbreviation, say call the University of X simply X, for some given X, and that there is no official abbreviation for the name of this university, what is a ...
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How to deal with lots of information as a Computer Science student?

As a Computer Science student, I have to deal with a lot of new information every day. While learning new concepts, we also have to learn multiple programming languages at the same time, learning ...
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What is the proper designation for someone who has not finished their master's degree?

If a person has completed their course work but has not submitted their dissertation or capstone project. what can you call them if they are teaching a class or course at an academic institution?
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appropriate Word for transfering student from one university to another university

I am searching an appropriate word for transferring student from one University to another University There might be such a word which helps me to search for related topics of transferring student ...
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Conducting independent research while in a university

This could possibly be very specific to each university, but I was wondering if there is a rule prohibiting researchers who are working within a university from conducting independent research — ...
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Is there a full-time job with variety and academic rigor but also 2+ months annual vacation? (don't care if vacation is unpaid) [closed]

I've had one full time job in my life. It was a teaching job and I got about 2.5 weeks of annual vacation. I had a great time my first year, learned a lot, and I think I improved quite a bit as 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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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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Terminology & description: what are the steps after A Levels [closed]

I'm a science student currently doing my A levels under EDEXCEL from Bangladesh. I've never really paid attention to or had any counseling about career paths and the steps necessary to finish my ...
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How to properly format and write a department/office/lab/subsection of a university?

How would one properly format a department/office/lab/subsection of a university? If say I work in Lab X of University Y, should I format it like this? Lab X, University Y or University Y, Lab X? Or ...
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Is a diploma updated in new request?

When requesting the diploma/transcript for a new job, the transcript is signed by the current registrar, as transcript has issuance date. However, a diploma does not have issuance date (only the date ...
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How do you find out if academia is the right path for you?

Apologies if this question is not entirely fitting for this Exchange, but I didn't know where else to ask. I am currently working through my Masters, and while talking with one of my professors the ...
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Should I apply to grad school as an international or as a domestic student? (Canada, Engineering)

I'm interested in going to grad school in Canada. I'm a foreigner but I can relatively easily obtain my PR as I satisfy all requirements. Admission-wise, would applying to grad school as an ...
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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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German Grade GPA calculation

I'm doing MSc in one of the TU9 (TU9) in Germany where the grading systems work as defined below: The grades I have got are as follows: I'm wondering how the GPA was calculated as different ...
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Can tenured professors do more about injustice in universities? [closed]

This question pertains only to tenured professors, because untenured staff may fear and risk loss of employment if they protest or campaign against the university. How much can tenured professors do, ...
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Under what circumstances can the university council withhold Ph.D. degree?

This a case 28 years ago where the defense committee approved the dissertation and recommended granting the degree. The department council and the college council both approved granting the Doctoral ...
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Where to find curriculum for a specific program?

I have an assignment for preparing the first draft of curriculum for a new program in my university. To include international experiences, I tried to get the curriculum of other universities, but I ...
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Where to Address Issues With Bad Class Formats

A little background info: So I'm in my second year of studies at a state university in the town I live in. I'm specifically going to school for computer science. As I said, I'm in my second year, but ...
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Interview question

I have a question regarding an interview at a university. The candidates are asked to prepare a presentation on the topic of 'How will you contribute to the teaching, learning, and research in the ...
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Submitting a trivial correction to a CS assignment/coursework (i.e. source code)

I am a University student. I had some course work which I had to submit. This work is a computer program, a very large codebase. Due to technical reasons, which are entirely my fault, I submitted the ...
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Making business out of Ph.D. thesis [closed]

Would advisors and universities generally support Ph.D. students who have an applicable thesis, to make contracts with the public sector in the US? And, will it bring a good share for the student ...
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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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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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Professor and Class Laughed When Asking About Overflow In Project. Did I do something wrong? [closed]

I'm looking to stop lurking the stack exchange community and actually participate a little more. A little background, I am a student in University in my freshman year of my Computer Information ...
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Should I take PhD application recommendation letter from academic advisor?

I am applying for PhD in engineering and wondering whether should I take recommendation letter from academic advisor during master's program. He has 'professor' in his title. He was not my thesis ...
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What will help a master student more a Research or One extra subject?

Obviously a master student with some beneficial research efforts instead of an extra subject will boost up his/her confidence in future, but students sometimes want to do masters with extra subject ...
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Comparison of grading systems [duplicate]

What is a good source which compares grading systems in different countries? Which also gives the equivalent of a grade in a country X to that of a country Y?
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Converting a degree program to a non degree one

Is it possible to convert a degree program into a non degree program? For example if someone has started a degree program and is not able to complete it, or decided not to complete it, can he/she ...
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How does Faculty of Graduate Studies work? [duplicate]

Canadian universities have Faculty of Graduate Studies for supporting graduate programs and students. However, I do not under stand how it can operates without conflicting overlap with the technical ...
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What's the proper way to (APA) reference a settlement agreement?

I want to reference an exhibit from the following document (it's been split into separate parts): Exhibits: https://targetbreachsettlement.com/Portals/0/Documents/Settlement%20Agreement%20Exhibits....
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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%,...
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Is meeting the entry requirements enough to justify applying for an MSc? [closed]

This summer, I will be graduating from the University of Leeds (BSc Mathematics) with an expected 2:1 grade. I am now looking at finance-related MSc courses. Going to a top tier London university (...
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Should I go for a Campus or University [closed]

I'm currently looking at higher studies options, taking a degree in Computer Science. So far, I have two options: Get a degree locally, from a campus that partners with a foreign University and you ...
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Assessment of an IT-related extended abstract [closed]

For an assignment at our university it was our task to program a prototyp and document it in an extended abstract. Intro text: The Idea is to create a system, which allows data exchange (contacts, ...
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What are the incentives for universities to recruit athletic student [duplicate]

Is there any special incentive for universities to have many athletic students? I am speaking based on my personal observation on North American universities. I often hear that universities look for ...
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Reverse engineering the acceptance rate?

Assume that we have an educational instance X which requires a certain prerequisites (mininum TOEFL, GRE score, etc.). In total 100 applications have been received and 50 students have failed to score ...
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Can I change my field for Masters? [duplicate]

I just got done with my bachelors in Computer Science. After four years of CS, I realized I don't really like programming or anything to do with computers. I'd rather work for organisations which ...
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Ethics of “recycling” assignments [duplicate]

I can't think of a better title, feel free to edit. I'm retaking a course at university, and the basic assessments are very similar; if I can assume that I'm studying effectively, could there be any ...
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If I get an HND then a BSc, can I then go and specialise in any area for my Masters?

I am currently in an apprenticeship for Software Development; however, I want to change my future career after doing a job as a Software Developer. I would like to know if I would be able to go and ...
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Post-Baccalaureate Online BS Programs? [closed]

I am going into the field of computer science after getting my original bachelor's and masters (in city planning) a few years ago and finding out I like the technology much more than the actual field ...
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Is it permissible to protest during a convocation? [closed]

I saw this news article recently about the University of Malaya taking action against one of its undergraduates for a protest during the graduation ceremony. On October 14, 2019, Wong had staged a ...
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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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Academic dishonesty: Sending material to other group members?

To help with the rest of the members for the group assignment I sent some images of a guide on how to do academic research for assignments. This ordinarily came from another unit of mine, which was ...
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How to tackle interviews trying to leave a recent lab

Both me and my current PI agree that I am not a good fit for the lab I joined 1 month ago. I have good recommendations from my previous PI from grad school, How do I tackle interviews and job ...
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For a TA, is a recommendation from his employing university helpful for a PhD?

A friend of mine finished his Master's program a year ago and started working as a Teaching Assistant at a university. He will be granted assistant professorship this year but he is in the process of ...
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University learning over online learning [duplicate]

What are some advantages of learning on-campus that one does not get from learning online?
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How to increase chances of getting into American universities as a foreigner? [duplicate]

I'm currently in my last year of Gymnasium in the Netherlands. My dream would be to study Computer Science at an American University because those are generally more advanced in these topics than ...
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What PHD program to choose if my bachelor degree is in Business and Master degree in Computer Science

I have my Bachelor's degree in Business and Marketing and my Master's degree in Computer and information Science. This year I have applied to 3 different universities in Germany for taking another ...
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Is 75% an acceptable failing cutoff? [closed]

The dean of our school/program teaches a class and has put in the syllabus that if a student gets below a 75% in her class it is an F and the student will be eliminated from the program. She doesn't ...