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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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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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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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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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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PhD application to Austrian University

I have a master's degree and I would like to study for a doctorate in Austrian universities and among the questions that are in the application is "Where do you want to carry out your project ? (...
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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 ...
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Is it possible to do research in theoretical physics without going to college? [duplicate]

If one doesn't visit university/college and doesn't even take any courses in theoretical physics and learns PhD-level physics from other resources without stepping foot in college or university; Would ...
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Why do some universities shut down during December?

Examples: Newcastle University, Queen's University, University of Florida. It seems weird to give employees free leave. The Newcastle University page gives an explanation for why this happens: The ...
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Violated academic integrity on an online coursework. What do I do?

basically I was working on the answers with my friend and didn’t realize the questions were slightly different and therefore I used the answers we got that were based off of hers to mine. I am scared, ...
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Is there a case to be made for adjusting how academic semesters are scheduled in North America? [closed]

From my limited experience, many universities in North America with two-semester (full year) type schedule has the following timeline, Semester 1: Early September - Late November (or Late August - ...
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When does the grad school classes begin [closed]

I want to know that when does the classes for grad school begin in US universities. Is it divided into two like summer and fall as i have seen in the websites of universities or does it have a ...
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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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Can a University explicitly say, “no more conversations” to me about an issue? [closed]

To keep this as short and simple as possible I will only provide relevant details and be as anonymous as possible. I’ve been talking to a former University about an issue (hold on my account) for ...
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Using university's resources that are online

A lot of the time when looking for information about a topic online I come across another university's resources that are publicly available. Some have a full listing of all the resources available ...
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Which is better: PhD in university or PhD in institute? [closed]

Are there any benefits of getting a PhD from a university over getting it from an institute? Note that, at least in the case of Germany, some institutes are considered better than universities and ...
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Do I have to explicitly seek permission from Professor before audio-recording his lecture? [closed]

Similar questions (privacy/ethical point of view,generic legal point of view) have been asked before but I am looking an answer from a legal standpoint specific to the state of New York. I am a ...
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Stay in Institution or Move to a new institution [closed]

Last time I reported that I had failed my qualifier and now have been asked to leave. In that time, I have done the prep work to exit out of with my masters with a presentation for my Masters work ...
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What does it take to be a researcher/professor at a top, top university?

I'm just an undergrad, so I'm not really asking this question for myself. This comes more from general curiosity. I know/know of several people who did PhDs from top universities (e.g. Princeton, MIT, ...
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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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Cheating university in the name of university campus in Malaysia. [closed]

Can any higher educational institution use 'university campus' title for their unnamed building when they run franchise program from UK university? Nottingham Ran Franchise https://www....
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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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Professor Misinformed class on exam structure [closed]

In my module for the last 4~ months whenever the structure of our exam was brought up, our lecturer stated that we would get 3 questions and be required to answer only 2 of them. This had been the ...
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Accidental Plagiarism [closed]

So I have had a bad few weeks and I had an essay due on Monday. I decided to use an old essay to help me. I took a couple of sentences from my old work that were direct quotes and some that were not (...
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What's required for a PhD in pure math at MIT? [closed]

I'm new to college and I was wondering. I want to complete a PhD in pure math at MIT. Could you complete a Bachelor's degree at another university or would you have to get a Master's degree before ...
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Did I commit plagiarism? [closed]

Okay so, in my reference page I used citation machine and when I copied and pasted it on my paper, I made sure to check everything matched with the source within my intext-citation, but. After I ...
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List of universities accepting the GRE Mathematics Test [closed]

Would you please let me know the list of universities that currently accept the GRE Mathematics Test, especially for PhD programs in Statistics or Mathematics? Also, I'd like to know the minimal ...
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Ph.D or not Ph.D? [duplicate]

On october I get a master degrees of computer science. The thesis period is very full but I love it, because I learn every day new knowledge. Now my fear is to finish and get a boring job. Yes, the ...
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Do students need to wait a year to join university in Canada?

I am an Indian and my son is going to complete high school (+2) in March 2020. I am planning to apply for engineering/computer science for my son in any university/college in Canada. Now, I come to ...
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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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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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Tips on dealing with difficult professors?

I'm planning on going back to college (university for those folks across the  pond) and I was wondering what are some things that you have done to deal  with difficult professors. I had a C++ class ...
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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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Why has there not been established any coherent measure of educative quality? [closed]

It seems nonsensical and backwards that university institutions can attract students by boasting with their brand value or exorbitant tuition fees rather than focusing on the actual educative quality ...
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How should graduates who loathe their alma mater, answer when asked what university they attended? [closed]

My cousin had a loathsome experience at her university. In contexts (e.g. social) where answers aren't mandatory (e.g. unlike applying for the law society), how ought she answer questions asking her ...