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How often do people who secured a supervisor for a PhD will actually end up getting admitted (in Europe)?

I am asking because I have already secured a supervisor for a PhD program in a Dutch University and now waiting for the admission committee to check my documents (which takes at least four weeks), and ...
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What can I do with a research project that is my university’s intellectual property?

I'm working on a final year project on software development. I intend to publish it as a research paper on computer science, but the university says that it will hold intellectual-property rights (IPR)...
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Best technique for prolonged study

According to my daily schedule I need to study for more than 10 to 13 hours each day including weekdays and weekends sometimes I find that these hours just are too much sometimes. Can you suggest me ...
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Is declining an undergraduate award which causes me discomfort appropriate?

I have been offered an award to be presented to me at my graduation this summer at a UK university. The award is not for academic achievement per se. It's for gaining my science degree despite having ...
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When an academic researcher receives a gift funding from an industry partner, does the academic researcher's university take a cut?

When an academic researcher receives a gift funding from an industry partner, does the academic researcher's university take a cut, or does the academic researcher receives the entire gift funding? ...
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Calculate GDP,GNP,NNP using both expenditure and income methods (b) determine national income (c) derive p.I, D.I and pcs [on hold]

Consider the following data to answer the above questions: personal consumption expenditure: 245. Transfer payment: 12. Rent. 12. Depreciation 27. Social security contributions 20. ...
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How to reuse/cite your paper in your thesis when both have same topic

I’m writing my thesis and I submitted a paper on the same topic to a conference, where it got accepted. However, the contents such as methods, results, and conclusion are identical in text, i.e. I ...
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How do I reference the Python programming language in a thesis or a paper?

I'm writing a scientific article and a dissertation in biology, for which I used Python for simulations. Some people in our department, especially the "non-computer-people", don't know what Python is, ...
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Pay academic computing centers for prioritized access [on hold]

For some research projects we need computing resources (High Performance Computing, HPC). Usually we apply in Europe to grants such as DEISA (https://www.bsc.es/research-and-development/projects/deisa-...
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Phd difficulties

I am at the end of the fifth year of research. My thesis was written last year but my supervisor refused to take in any submissions stating that he is very busy. I followed up from time to time for ...
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How to present a degree that was earned abroad on a business card?

I live in Australia and hold a M.A. degree from the University of Hamburg. That degree doesn't exist in Australia, so I can't get it acknowledged through the accrediting bodies. What is the ...
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In the FTIR, why the C=o stretching is red shifted to 1765 cm-1? [on hold]

In my manuscript some reviewer asked me that question, kindly someone explain for me. In the FTIR, why the C=o stretching is red shifted to 1765 cm-1? In my article i have written that the weak ...
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Dates on degrees don’t make sense – will people care?

I got my bachelor’s and master’s from different universities in different countries: I enrolled for my master’s overseas when I hadn’t officially graduated undergrad yet, despite having done the ...
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Do I have any obligations to my PhD supervisor's requests after I have graduated?

I graduated with a biology PhD last year. My supervisor named X was pretty hands-off (which was great) and most of my project, from conceptualization to data analysis, was done by me generally without ...
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A student in my course does well on exams, but doesn't do the homework: Go easy on them, or make them “pay the price?”

I have a student in my course that does well on the exams, and his answers to the exam questions show a deep understanding of the material. However, this student has not been handing in the assigned ...
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What does the request to “benchmark your manuscript against recent articles” mean?

My manuscript was favourably received, with a recommendation to publish after a minor revision. However, after submitting the revised version, the Associate Editor (or Editor-in-Chief) responded: ...
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Work for college affecting assignment

For an assignment, I was paired up with a professor who also has an administrative role within my college. The assignment was unique to me, with a competitive process to be chosen for the assignment (...
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Is it possible to automatically obtain abstracts and citations from a list of references?

I have a list of about 150 references stored in my reference manager. They are from my dissertation. My end goal is to do a bibliometric analysis of these papers to visualize their network of ...
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Is this statistic about how many Latinos/Hispanics have a PhD in the USA correct?

According to Ileana Freytes-Ortiz, < 2% of people in the US have a #phd Of those, 6.5% are Hispanic By defending my PhD yesterday, I just became part of the 0.13% in the US that is #...
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Ethics of trying to trick/sabotage students into failure [on hold]

Once in a while, I will hear stories (usually of the "friend of a friend" type) about some bold instructor who took some specific action in order to entrap or trick their students into poor academic (...
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Can one acquire “tenure” through teaching or being something like a Research Associate at a university lab?

This question is specific to the United States. Can one acquire something like "tenure" if either (1) their primary / only responsibility is teaching undergraduate courses and / or (2) they work ...
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Turning a conference proceedings into a book chapter. Is it self plagiarism?

I've recently sent some of my research to a local conference entitled "XIX Simpósio Brasileiro de Sensoriamento Remoto". After the conference, I started getting contacted by some publishers asking me ...
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Effective ways of organising one's time during a sabbatical

I am about to take a sabbatical period of 6 months. I have planned it with a series of short visits to oversea colleagues (my department does not provide a lot of financial support), but most of my ...
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Should I finish my current not so good PhD research or start a new PhD in a much better university with a much better PhD adviser?

I'm in the third year of my PhD in the US. I defended my PhD proposal successfully at November 2018. My research is related to computational science but the problem is that I did not and I don't have ...
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How can I make sure I (a white male teaching math) am sensitive to “underprivileged” students in my class?

I teach math classes and I was speaking with the assistant chair of my department about a student who claimed that I was rude and put my students down when lecturing. (I'm a Ph.D. student.) This ...
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My co-supervisor wants authorship in a paper he didn't contribute

I have two supervisors, in different countries, one in home institute who sent me as an exchange student to the host institute, where I closely worked with another co-supervisor who significantly ...
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I feel like my teacher is disrespectful towards me in the most subtle, Japanese way possible. What should I do?

It's hard to pin down, but every time I ask a question in Japanese class, my teacher tends to do this long pause. Sometimes she'll look around the class as if to say "What does anyone else think?" and ...
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Changing ordering of authorship in a proceeding

In the field of applied math where a paper has been accepted for a conference presentation (talk), is it common for the ordering of the authors to be changed for a proceeding that entails thereafter?
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How to politely ask supervisors for a 1-2 month contract for finishing some work?

I've been doing my PhD in a research centre for four years with a contract, and abroad from my hometown. My contract finished 3 months ago and I recently defended my thesis (consider the economical ...
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How to convey your full length paper in conference through slides?

I am a PhD student works in computer algebra(Theoretical computer science). I have published one research paper recently, I am currently making slides for the paper. It is my first time and believe me ...
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Cite NumPy in BibTex

How to cite NumPy in BibTex? The Scipy citing page recommends: Travis E, Oliphant. A guide to NumPy, USA: Trelgol Publishing, (2006). Is it correct to use: @Misc{numpy, author = {Travis ...
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How to include reference when mentioning author? [on hold]

How to cite the publication when the author is directly mentioned in the sentence - something like this: "In their report Rubin et al. derived that .... (Rubin et al., 2008)" or "In their report ...
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Dealing with misconceptions when proposing a new idea as an outsider to a field [duplicate]

I have some ideas related to computer architecture/electrical engineering on which I would like to get feedback from academics. A professor at a university I visited has the belief that something I ...
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Publication Approval Letter

I will publish a conference paper and as I'm a PhD student the committee asked "If the corresponding author is a PhD/MSc student, he/she also should send a Publication Approval Letter from his/her ...
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In-house code used in paper methods section but not shared

I am muddling my way through my program an stumbled upon a technique I would really want to employ in my research. The technique is well outside the realm of my PI's expertise and my PI would not run ...
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Completed Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical need advise to take Master in Chemical Engineering [on hold]

This is behalf of my sister posting here. she has completed her Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical and ready for Masters in Chemical. My question is whether any other available category under ...
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In the upper echelon of universities, is it the case that international students generally perform better than local ones?

This question is aimed at undergraduate level, since postgraduate students are more mobile. By "upper echelon" I mean those that are, say, in the top 200 universities in the world (presumably there ...
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Is there a place in academia for researchers who write only white papers?

While being a Ph.D. candidate (software engineering), I've observed a strange tendency in academia: many mediocre researchers are writing lots of white papers with no evaluation at all. I was also ...
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CV education ordering

Chronological order education What would be the most logical way to order this in my resume? Currently I'm using: Master (From next year onwards) Bsc 1 Bsc 2 Exchange pre-uni But this way the dates ...
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How can I find a good Online Master's program that teaches AI and Machine Learning? [on hold]

I'm a self-taught programmer, I have a bachelor's degree in a field unrelated to tech, and my dream is to live in the US and work in AI and Machine Learning. I'm trying to find an online Master's ...
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Should I apply for a position that I am interested but not competitive enough?

I am interested to an assistant professor (AP) position. The topic is very suitable for me but I think I am not competitive enough (not enough paper etc). Also, I am willing to take a lower grade ...
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Is it necessary to have a background in philosophy in order to get a position in logic in philosophy departments?

What the title asks. Apparently there are some professors in departments of philosophy working on logic or semantics (e.g. William Starr or Nino Cocchiarella [retired]). Does one need to know the "...
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How do I complain to chair if my advisor regularly writes to scam journals to get tenure?

My advisor and his PHD Students are writing regularly to journals published by a publisher, which is on Beall’s list of Predatory Journals. I emailed Beall and he told me that the journals were ...
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How to calculate overlap with a previous publication

I have a paper that was a published in a conference proceedings. This paper was extended and turned into a journal paper. However, some things like figures from the motivation section or the ...
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Withdrawing paper and submitting to another journal [duplicate]

I decide to withdraw a paper in a journal (biology) which is already almost 3 months in "With Editor" status. The reason for the delay is because of the journal's lack of preprint policy (my paper was ...
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Using open source code in solving course exercises

Is it normal in computer science courses that one can't use open source code to solve exercises on courses even if the licenses of the code allows to use the code? I was confused as I used some code, ...
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How to choose a journal to publish research? [on hold]

I have done a research in Textile Process Technology field and wish to publish my finding. I have done a product development based research in flat bed knitting and is in the process of applying for a ...
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Approaching supervisor for master's thesis when I have ideas but nothing concrete?

So I have to write my master's thesis, and I need to contact a potential supervisor. The field is statistics. I am slightly confused by how these things work: on one hand, you often hear that you ...
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Do repositories of translated papers exist?

I've recently been told to read an article for my research, but do not speak the language it is written in ("Drei Vorträge über Diffusion, Brownsche Molekularbewegung und Koagulation von ...
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How to communicate college's financial problems to faculty candidates?

I'm a faculty member at a small liberal arts college with significant financial problems, which make the long-term viability of the college questionable. In addition to faculty pushed out, junior and ...

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