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Different MSc programs have different requirements. Most MSc programs in Economic admit students with BSc (or equivalent degree) in Economics, or similar topic, such as Finance, Business, Mathematics, sometimes Management, etc. Your Dentistry degree does not fall in this category - it is not similar enough to what you want to study. Some MSc programs (...


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he keeps blushing Simple answer. You are embarrassing him. No-one wants to be embarrassed. Stop doing it and behave normally.


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One tangible thing that could do is to nominate your supervisor/advisor for an award if you feel they have done an exemplary job. In my field there are awards for mentorship, research, etc. Sometimes these require a reference letter, which is a significant amount of work, and your supervisor would surely appreciate that. Edit: I agree with the other answers ...


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Congratulations! It sounds like your work has already impressed your new supervisor. And after so many years of working for top grades in your undergrad and Master’s, you naturally want to know how to do the same in your PhD. Here’s the thing: you can’t, not exactly. In the world of research there is usually no unambiguous "top of the class", no ...


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For completeness, one might mention that there exists a type of publication venue explicitly designed to have contributions that honor an influential researcher: Festschrift. Festschriften are usually bound to a certain event like the celebration a distinguished birthday, like 50 or 60, or the decease of the researcher (in case of which one uses the term ''...


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This is very dependent on your cultural environment (country) and field of studies. In my field and part of the world (Geology, Western cultures) the level of visible marks of respect between student and advisor is very limited - of course, this probably has to do with the fact that during your first field season, you're likely to see your advisor dripping ...


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You are the best and should be the only person to answer this question. If I were in your shoes I would consider these points. First, you need to answer the question: what is the objective of you pursuing a PhD degree? Do you wish to become a professor while trying to get into tech entrepreneurship? Do you wish to invent/discover something unique and ...


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Best way to show your gratitude and respect would be to do good/great work during this program. Show that he made the right choice.


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I am afraid your question reveals a rather superficial attitude to the matter. You are talking about the whole continents as places for "better PhD" and mention "AI" as a field you are interested in. A fairly standard textbook on AI sitting on my shelf is nearly 1200 pages long, so how can one judge a continent for being a better place ...


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Europe would be a better place for pursuing PhD. One, university education and accommodation cost less over there. Graduates in USA are burdened with heavy debts that take 10 years or more to pay off, whereas their counterparts in Europe pay them off faster within few years. Two, foods there are healthier, none with banned ingredients that are legal in USA. ...


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Even though you have not indicated where your Ph.D. studies are going to be, it is clear from your description of your advisor's behavior that he is not expecting special deference to him. I would say that the way to show him respect is to trust him when he says "don't do that." Then learn as much as you can in the program, and accomplish great ...


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I have worked with supervisors who are very humble while successful to those who are extremely egoistic due to their accomplishments. In my personal opinion, it is not wise to give Godly status to any person. He is your PhD supervisor, a famous one, but there are thousands of famous people in this world. And fame is subjective. Be professional, be polite and ...


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First of all, Well done and Good luck mate! I hope you make full use of this opportunity. Secondly, don't be that cautious or THAT MUCH courteous. As you have said that your professor does not care much about what others think of him. Actually, most of the high-profile academics (at least in my humble opinion) think that way. This humbleness, coupled with ...


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Disclaimer: Customs and individual preferences can differ, and this is my best guess. I wouldn't recommend that you show particular deference to your advisor, just because he is famous. Be respectful and polite of course, and deferential to some extent, but it's not necessary to be more so than if your advisor was lesser-known. I wouldn't recommend ...


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I don't know what field you're in, but in mine, writing such a paper would be viewed as unnecessary and perhaps a bit strange. You seem to feel that you don't deserve your place with this supervisor, and so you need to prove your worth, or impress them, by writing a paper. This is unecessary, as you have already impressed them with your project idea and PhD ...


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