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Queries related to universities, as an institution of higher education that grants academic degrees and provides both undergraduate education and postgraduate education.

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Which university is better for robotics and employability, POSTECH or Sungkyunkwan University? [closed]

I'm trying to decide between POSTECH and Sungkyunkwan University for my studies in robotics. I am particularly interested in understanding which university offers better opportunities in terms of ...
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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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Data Science undergrad degree from business school isn't what I expected to be [closed]

I chose a data science undergrad degree in the best-ranked business university in Peru (where I live). I've always been very interested in math and in programming so I thought I made a great decision. ...
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Is there no liberal arts "school" that is also a research "school"?

Note: Using "school" as an alternative word, because "college" and "university" have different implications for degree level awarded, at least in the US. Edit: apparently ...
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Academic misconduct effect on potential acceptance

I’ve received an academic misconduct (yes my fault) which will result in an F in the course and a term suspension. However, they take a very long time to issue a punishment and so oftentimes you’ll ...
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Will writing a thesis in MS Word or LaTeX impact my future career?

I wonder what is the trend or reaction of academia towards writing a thesis in MS Word. I am in the process of finalizing my PhD thesis, which is in MS Word for now. I am equally proficient in both ...
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Finding the equivalent title/position of "Oberassistent II" in both the US and in the Italian university system

What is the equivalent title/position of the Swiss "Oberassistent II" in both (or at least one of the following) the US university system? the italian university system? I have heard that, ...
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Reasons for the lack of contract extensions to a senior researcher who is doing his/her duty [closed]

Let's consider that you are a "Senior Researcher and Lecturer" in a University that is ranked in the 100-150th position range, and you have a fix-term contract (around 2 years). You are ...
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Is/was there a final university examination where the student was required to write down everything they knew about the subject (e.g. History)?

In about 1990, I heard that in Japan, after completing a History bachelor's degree course of several years duration, the student was required to write down everything they knew about History. It would ...
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Is there a way to stop students using AI to generate essays?

A friend of mine teaches German at a university outside the EU and has observed a rise of the quality of essays written by students, comparing the same years of study: first-year students now compared ...
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Asking a professor at another university for a reading course

For context, I am an undergraduate at a T20 school. My summer plans fell through and I am currently in the process of figuring out what to do. For personal reasons, I would like to spend the summer at ...
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Which countries allow you to become an Assistant Professor (in CompSci) with just a Masters [closed]

I am a PhD student in Computer Science currently ABD, hoping to become an Assistant Professor. I'm concerned that I might be unable to complete the PhD (for reasons unrelated to my ability). I've ...
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What do you think is the best way for me to get into grad school?

So, I completed my bachelor's in mathematics a month ago, and I'm planning to move to another country to continue my studies. I really love mathematics and I want to apply to a master's program in ...
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Can I include my contribution to a internationally recognized research project in my college apps, if I wasn't part of the presenting team [closed]

I am from a non-US high school, facing a dilemma about mentioning my involvement in a successful research project (Project A) on my college applications. I contributed significantly to Project A, ...
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How important is the grade of your Maths PhD thesis if you want to stay in academia?

I would like to ask if there are people out there having made experiences regarding the following quesion: Assume you would like to stay in academia. How important is the final grade of your Maths PhD ...
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I got odd answer to my PhD application from Waikato University, What should I do now? [closed]

In November 2023, I submitted my PhD application to Waikato University in New Zealand. As part of the application process, it is required for each student to establish direct contact with a supervisor ...
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Why can the same person sit on the boards of trustees of multiple schools? Has this caused problems?

I was reading this dude's Wikipedia page and it caught my attention that he seems to have served on the boards of both Chapman University and Caltech. Although his status on Chapman's board of ...
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How many hours spending learning a day [closed]

I am studying cs and biology in my first year, 7 courses in total. From the start of the semester I pretty much learned every day from the moment I finished my day in the university until I went tto ...
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Does whistleblowing make me unemployable?

I am an undergraduate who is particpating in my university's scholarship program, where we are given financial aid in return for volunteer work such as cleaning the buildings and preparing big school ...
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Why do most US regional colleges/universities/institutions have poor reputations in academic circles?

I'm at the tail end of my Ph.D. at an R2 institution that's considered a regional institution in the United States. I attended a regional university for my undergrad at an R2. I did my Master's at a ...
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I was caught cheating in a University exam. No action was taken but my professor is very angry with me. My main concern is how to face my classmates [closed]

I was caught cheating in a University exam. However, no action was taken because I am a good student. Moreover, my professor is very angry with me. My main concern now is how to face my classmates and ...
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My thesis proposal [closed]

I'm a student in Iran studying English Language Teaching (M.A.) at University. Before pursuing English at the university level, I was an engineer, so I have a background knowledge of math. I've ...
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How to study and follow a lecture if it feels like the professor is info dumping and cramming too much information in 1 class period?

I am taking 8 classes my spring sophomore semester as a finance major and 3 of which feel like the professors are info dumping without following the textbook, lecture slides, and scheduled chapters. ...
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Advisor's Move to Another University: Should I Identify as a Visiting Student or Visiting Researcher?

I've recently transitioned to university B to continue my research following my advisor's move from University A. However, my enrollment and degree completion remain at university A. This situation ...
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Industry-funded postdoc at university -- how does it work? [closed]

I am recently discussing an opportunity of joining a university as an industry-funded postdoc. Both the company (in the US) and myself do not have any experience about this so I would appreciate any ...
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What do "minor" and "major" mean (in relation to degrees)?

I hear "major" and "minor" when discussing college/university degrees, e.g. having a major in X and a minor in Y. What does it mean to have a "major" or "minor" ...
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What would be the difference between Lecturer and Assistant Professor in the UK in terms of salary?

Out of curiosity I did a search of average salary of a Lecturer and Assistant Professor in the UK on indeed. There was a significant difference in the average salary for the two positions. What I do ...
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Asking a professor for materials before the course

Next semester I will be at another university taking several subjects. I want to ask the professors there for the materials they use in class before my arrival, so that I can study them before the ...
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How can I use one Google Scholar account with two different university emails?

I have a Google Scholar account which is verified by an university account (let's call it university "A"), and my account on scholar has three articles in it. But now, I got a second ...
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Understanding the value of short-term undergraduate internships for host universities and professors

I am currently exploring the possibility of participating in a summer internship. While researching, I've noticed that many internships offered by universities last for approximately two months. This ...
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Does a recommendation letter from a professor at the university I'm applying to enhance my application?

I'm currently preparing my application for a graduate program and have the opportunity to include a recommendation letter from a professor who is part of the faculty at the university I'm applying to. ...
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I lost my university email account. How can I help the readers of my publications reach me? [duplicate]

In my university days, I published eight papers in journals of Elsevier and in the the top-50 publications. I used the email account provided by my university, since they promised me that such account ...
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Do online University Systems close during holidays and are unable to process submitted information?

My examiner has recently told me that he is unable to submit information to the Uni system about the result of his examination of my revised thesis. I am uncertain of the name of the online system ...
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In addition to naming three professors, should I mention that I am open to working with other professors in SOP?

I am naming three professors from specific Ph.D. programs with whom I have identified similarities in our research interests in my SOP. In the last sentence, I want to mention that I am also ...
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Pronouns of professors in Statement of Purpose

In recent years, we have seen the emergence of numerous pronouns beyond the regular he/him and she/her, such as they/them, Xe/xem, Ver/vir, and many more. However, the issue arises when browsing ...
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Do PhD degrees in Germany require government accreditation?

I am an academic from China and I am currently studying the accreditation and quality assurance of German master's and doctoral degrees. However, the existing English literature does not clearly ...
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About Times Higher Education world university ranking

Recently I have received an invitation from Times Higher Education to participate in their world university ranking survey. In the email it has been said that participation is based on invitation only....
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sending good/bad rec letter without waiving my rights

Would a professor send a recommendation letter whether good or bad to the grad university or the research summer program I am applying to without my permission? if she did not like me in her lab for ...
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Should I collaborate with a potentially manipulative collaborator?

As a young assistant professor (female) in a math-oriented field, I've looped in a former colleague, now in industry, in one of my projects. While he is professional and skilled, a pattern has ...
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How to decide about the university to stay for the future after facing some troubles

In our country working in a state university is regarded as a priviledge. Even when we consider the degrees offered, people accept the state university degrees more. Usually first preference is given ...
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Do university departments take on additional faculty members for existing lab groups?

I am coming into (hopefully) the last year of my PhD and starting to think more seriously about next steps. I am really enjoying my research, as well as several teaching assistant experiences that I ...
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Do all 3 recommendation letters carry equal weight? [closed]

In most of the universities in the USA/Canada, they want 3 letters of recommendation (LOR). I am curious to know do the admission committee reads or reviews all 3 LORs equally or do they give more ...
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What is "Total Possible" in Undergraduate Grade Point Average

While working on a university application, I found the following, please see the image below. Here, what should I write in Total Possible field? Could you briefly explain with an example? Thank you.
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Would it be possible to work as part-time staff in a university research lab?

I was wondering if it's usual(or even possible) to work in a research lab as part-time staff. I would love to just apply for a full-time position, but I cannot leave my current job due to an education ...
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Inquiries about affiliation of some universities to US universities [closed]

In some countries, I have seen that some universities are affiliated to US universities. What is the meaning of this affiliation? Does it have any affect on the educational system and quality of that? ...
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Top 3% in Reference Letter when applying to Yale

I am applying for a master's program at Yale university. My advisor has given me a draft of his reference letter for me. Overall it is a very nice letter, and finishes "[name] always shows great ...
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What does it cost for universities and colleges in the U.S. to sponsor H1B and why many of them don't sponsor H1B?

From what I learnt, many universities do not sponsor H1B for postdocs and would like their postdoc employee to use OPT and J1. I wonder if there is a quota restriction (but academic H1B is non-cap) or ...
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Does a professor emeritus typically retain full health benefits? [closed]

Across four-year universities in the U.S., do professor emeriti tend to receive full health benefits? Do professors ever retain health benefits in retirement? If not, how do retired professors ...
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Why do American universities typically have Scholarships for bachelors but not for masters?

I've heard from many people that America offers full ride scholarships for bachelors students, with enough money that they don't have to put any money from their side. However, such a possibility does ...
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Is it a bad form to ask for extra complimentary copies from academic publisher?

I've published a book based on my thesis with a reputable academic publisher. It turns out that I have to provide 2 more books to my university than I originally thought - they say for archival ...
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