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Is it appropriate to ask a student who wears the full-face veil to speak louder?

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Why is research at highly productive research institutions better than those at not-so-highly productive research institutions?

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Is it true that almost everyone who starts a PhD and sticks around long enough can get one?

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Why do colleges attempt to teach students who lack prerequisite skills?

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Why do academics drink so much coffee? [closed]

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As a private tutor, is it ethical to recommend the student take more classes?

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Should teachers encourage good students to help weaker ones?

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Do people want to work in overseas branches?

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What does it take for a lower-ranked university to compete with a top-ranked one?

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How much does being denied tenure damage your career?

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Has the Nobel Foundation said anything about the skewed gender ratio in the 2021 Nobel laureates?

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How do academics deal with growing old?

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What do teaching faculty do during semester breaks?

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If Brexit is bad for British science, why hasn't the rankings of British universities worsened?

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Why do academics tend to be reluctant to ask for help from other academics?

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Is endowing a professorship less effective in a lower-ranked university than in a higher-ranked one?

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Did it become easier to land an academic job in the UK after the Brexit referendum?

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How do I tell a professor I don't find their research topic interesting?

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Are new experimental verifications of well-understood theories publishable?

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Who decides a university's stance on a topic? [closed]

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How are junior professors evaluated for promotion? [closed]

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Affiliation in conflict-of-interest situations

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Dealing with a plagiarized paper with both junior and senior authors

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Is it a bad idea to put real papers on the arXiv during April Fool's Day?

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1 answer
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Does funding past research also qualify as conflict of interest?

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Prospective supervisor wants me to do irrelevant videos as a condition for supervision. Can I say yes when I mean no?

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What are the upsides for British science from Brexit?

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What to say at a wake for a professor's wife? [closed]

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How did journal editors find peer reviewers before the internet?

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Paper with potentially inappropriately-ordered authors, should a journal act?