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About low cgpa for German universities

Is it possible to get offer letter for a masters degree in civil Engineering in both public and private universities with a CGPA of 2.73 out of 4? I am open yo learn german. I am willing to go to ...
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Academic careerism: How can there be biased research or dishonest inquiry in theoretical hard sciences? [closed]

From Wikipedia: (emphasis added) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Academic_careerism Academic careerism is the tendency of academics (professors specifically and intellectuals generally) to pursue their ...
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Academics in the USA that were sponsored for H1B visa, can you tell me about your experience? How long did it take, how was the process?

I am currently being sponsored for the H1B and my proposed start date is mid-August. I am not sure about the feasibility of this as most websites say it takes around 3-8 months to obtain the H1B. Can ...
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Banned from the Journal Cureus [closed]

Unfortunately, I forgot to correct the ethical approval number of my manuscript and included the approval number of an already published article. I have been informed that my article has been blocked ...
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Interested in pursuing a Ph.D. to do research in making warp drive a reality [closed]

I would appreciate some feedback on my specific situation. I have always been passionate about space exploration and would very much love to start doing research on not just the physics that would ...
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Should one submit to a workshop and a conference at the same time, typically ACL and EMNLP?

I am currently a PhD student in NLP. Say that I submitted my work to ACL, where my paper was rejected for the main conference. Then I submitted to a workshop attached to ACL, for a deadline of June ...
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Polarizing paper "almost good enough", but no revision offered

For several years, I've been trying to publish a specific line of research, without success. Rejections are common in academia, so the lack of success is not surprising. During peer review the ...
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Why would academics spend funds on an apparently unnecessary publishing fee?

I recently worked on a paper with some colleagues as second author, and suggested that we publish in an open-access journal with a decent impact factor. Our university also has an agreement with this ...
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How do I save my group project and my mark?

I'm concerned about two members in my Marketing Simulation school group project this year. Let's call them Member A and Member B, respectively, in this. Besides me, there are 5 members in this group. ...
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I missed a paper from the past year which is very close to what I am doing. What should I do?

I have worked on a project for 8 months and am due to submit it in a month. Recently I found a paper (by a professor from a different university) which is very similar to mine and even goes a step ...
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Updating co-author order after circulating draft

I recently identified a major methodological issue in a co-author's draft paper. I then worked for 30+ hours including on several weekends to develop, implement, debug, and document a solution due to ...
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Is a PhD program the stage at which you define and carve out your own research niche?

Is a PhD the time when you define your academic path, or at least outline what it may become? While researchers have the freedom to change topics throughout their careers, would you recommend striving ...
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How do you reference Amazon - the company? [closed]

How do you reference Amazon - the company - in a bibliography? The guides online have examples for citing a product on Amazon, but how do you cite the company itself?
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What are the consequences of rejecting a Marie curie doctoral position, after accepting it?

I have recently been selected for a Marie curie doctoral position and have to inform the selection committee about my decision within a week. I don’t want to let go of this opportunity, but I also ...
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Will a low PhD GPA be a problem for industry R&D positions? [closed]

I am pursuing my Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (controls) in India. My undergraduate GPA in mechanical engineering was good, but my PhD GPA has been low (6.8/10). Will this bad GPA affect my ...
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Arguments for vs against filtering Internet Access to legal Websites on University Campus [closed]

A university in Germany is using Cisco's Umbrella to filter network access. It affects most areas on the campus used by scientists and students. The filtering goes beyond what is required by law — ...
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Potential PhD advisor may lack qualifications

I am an applied mathematics student and recently finished my MSc. During my second year of the bachelors I had many personal problems and was at risk of losing the entire year. To avoid this delay, I ...
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HealthCare policies for (short) medical leaves of absence [closed]

Which mechanisms can/should a university set-up in order to implement short medical leaves of absence of their faculty members? Has the situation in academia become worse or has it always been like ...
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Informative questions to ask in a faculty interview? [closed]

I have been in a number of faculty interviews where my overriding feeling was that we were judging how good the candidates were at being interviewed. This isn't necessarily useful information for the ...
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Google Scholar search strategy

Is there any way to search for specific keywords only in the Abstract in a Google Scholar search? I am working on a systematic literature review, and trying to mine articles based on abstract search. ...
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How easy is it to leave academia after being a PI? [closed]

I've always been uncertain about staying in academia since my PhD. Now I've been offered a PI position, which I'm considering to accept, however I would like to know if this will close me other career ...
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Is it considered cheating to use answers I remember from videos I studied?

This question is for those who are familiar with the format of CompTIA exams. Last week I took a test (and passed) which had two performance-based questions that I already knew the answer to. I had ...
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When should I worry if a potential postdoc PI doesn't respond?

I recently sent a cold email to a potential PI in the USA. He replied to me the same day showing interest and we set up a meeting, during the meeting he suggested we continue the selection process ...
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How should one decide the author order

Some introduction: I am a PhD freshman studying electrical engineering. Currently, a group member (who I consider a friend, also a freshman) and I are collaborating on a paper in configurable hardware ...
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Will the journal contact my supervisor without me knowing?

I sent my supervisor a manuscript, he did not have time to read it, gave me no feedback, and told me to put his name in the acknowledgements. I worked all by myself and one month later, my supervisor ...
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Teaching talks as part of the interview process for a faculty position?

How common is it, when applying for faculty positions, that the applicant is asked to give a talk as if they are teaching an undergraduate class? Does the likelihood of this being asked depend on how ...
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Academic advisor asks me to rewrite text (too?) many times

I have to write a report about my academic progress every year, upload it in my university account (before May 15) and schedule a meeting with my thesis committee (before May 31). I started working on ...
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I want to use the same topic as my MA research for a PhD

I believe there's ample room for further exploration within the actual framework of my MA project. I'm very satisfied with how I've organized my work, and the fact that I couldn't fully execute it (...
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What are my chances of being accepted into a UK Phd program with average undergraduate and masters grades? [closed]

I want to do a Phd with funding in the UK but I'm afraid to apply as I meet the requirements of Phd but just barely. I have reasonable Bachelors grades and a merit in my masters. Also I have research ...
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Which endorsing body should I pick for a global talent endorsement? (UK, computer science lecturer/assistant prof) [closed]

I'm a UK academic wanting to switch from a skilled worker visa to a global talent visa. I completed the first step, which was to get a Statement of Guarantee from my university. Next, I need to apply ...
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The employer gives a job, but asks for a “plan” of work with a horizon until the end of summer

So, this is a continuation of my topics :) This and this. I need to consult specifically with the academic community. I found a scientific group (part of a large scientific institute). The lab staff ...
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How to approach publications when my information source isn't published? [duplicate]

I recently posted a mathematical question on MSE. I got a very useful, non-trivial answer that completes the last piece of information i needed to produce an article. By now, i haven't found any ...
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Regarding generic reply from professor [closed]

I have emailed a professor and received a reply email from him. He replied generically " please apply". Should I apply for a PhD program under his supervision?
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Does taking the title 'reader' have any connotations?

I work at an Australian university, and as such, my colleagues have titles and positions which align with the British system. I've met a number of academics which have chosen the title 'reader' over '...
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Can I cite the results from my unpublished manuscript which is included in my PhD thesis?

My PhD thesis is manuscript-based, and I have 3 manuscripts (unpublished), included as 3 chapters into the thsis. The data analysis of my 3rd manuscript is mostly based on the results of the previous ...
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What is the goal of this AI generated research solicitation?

As a research mathematician, I occasionally get unsolicited emails from local high school students asking if there are opportunities to work on a research project with me. I haven't ever decided to ...
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Great recommendations from people not in the field, or ok to decent recommendations from those in it? [closed]

I'm planning on applying this fall to several statistics/biostatistics grad programs (probably Master's, maybe PhD; still deciding) and I'm trying to get the best recommendation letters I can. For ...
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Struggling with PhD interviews [closed]

Based in London I did really well in my undergrad but ok in my master's in physics (average was around 66 with my lit review being 67 but 2 modules were below 60 so it was a pass). In my last year of ...
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In which section of a paper/thesis to report tercile split and dummy coding of variable? [closed]

I'm writing my thesis in psychological research. On one variable I did a tercile split because in other empirical work it is often done so and literature says that most likely there will be effects on ...
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Any good and easy to use .docx template for Academic CV? [closed]

So I have all the sections and contents ready but still lack a good professional looking template (.docx). There are many "CV builder" sites but some aren't free others don't produce good ...
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A question about paying tribute to someone I don't personally know in a paper

Let say person A passed away recently, and I want to pay tribute to A by writing something in the acknowledgement of a paper I am writing. I don't know A personally (having an email conversation doesn'...
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Would I italicize a treaty in Chicago style? [closed]

For example; War crimes, as defined by the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court... OR War crimes, as defined by the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court...
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My master's supervisor and paper co-author is not willing to give a letter of recommendation for PhD admissions?

She is saying that since she has left the University and moved to another country and working in a full time job there, she won't be able to write the letter. She maintains she is very busy and is ...
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I am on scholastic warning. What should I do? [closed]

I am currently a first year PhD student and I just finished my 2nd semester. I am an international student and I was out of academia for a few years as I was working and didn't have the habit of ...
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C.V. For PhD Application [duplicate]

I will be applying to a PhD in English program in about a year and a half. One of the admissions requirements is a C.V. Firstly, I am not sure of what to include in my C.V. Additionally, I feel as if ...
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How do you cite a published book that is a translation of an unpublished diary?

A book (ISBN: 0837156807) with the title 'The Diaries of Tchaikovsky' contains English translation of the un-published personal diaries of the Russian composer - how should this book be cited using ...
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What next after a Marie Curie postdoctoral fellowship?

I have a question for all postdocs, particularly those who are Marie Curie fellows. I am a non-EU researcher who moved to the EU for a Marie Curie postdoc. My fellowship is ending soon, and I am ...
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Can you share you got a Major Revision on LinkedIn?

I recently got my first Major Revision and I would like to share the good news, but I'm not sure if there is a non spoken rule that you shouldn't be publicly sharing that info during the review ...
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When is it worthwhile to report academic misconduct of a referee?

Sometimes academics become aware of misconduct of other academics. Reporting it can backfire if it comes off as petty squabbling to senior people. It’s also not clear that reporting misconduct often ...
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Do I do another masters or keep on looking for a PhD [closed]

I graduated last year with a masters degree in physics from a UK University. Unfortunately, despite my overall grades being good, my thesis had a low grade, and my supervisor didn't want to write me a ...
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