What Schools/Universities Do You Attend/Teach At?

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In summary: One of my tutors works at open university! :eek: How do you get a degree from there without ever going there? I know it's supposed to be a weird university, but...I suppose you could just take online courses or something? I suppose you could just take online courses or something?
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I think the question's pretty self explanatory... I did a quick search to see if a thread like this already existed, but if it does, it has a tricky title to search for (since the only real key words I could think of are study and school, e.g. what school do you go to, and that means I get a lot of false hits)

Anyways, since a lot of people here are either going to school, or teaching at a school, I thought it would be a nice community-building project (hah! now they can't delete the thread... I've proven its use to the forums!) to get a list of where everyone's studying/teaching at.
 
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I'm doing neither, near Calgary.
 
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I am about to start study at uni [in New Zealand] I am doing health science - radiation therapy which will probably lead on to medicine at some point. [is that what you wanted to know?]
 
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Currently I'm a student at Sunrise Mountain High School (there are 3 members, that I know of [including me] who go to this school). Come mid-December, I will be able to tell you where I will be going to College. I'll try to remember about this thread then ;)
 
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Im attending the Salt Lake Community College now to get my associates. Once I have that I will transfer to the Univerity Of Utah to get my bachelors in Physics. Past that, who knows where the wind will take me.
 
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I'm doing my PhD in theoretical physics at the Dutch speaking Free University of Brussels. I'm also a TA there.
 
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Brock University, Ontario, Canada.
 
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I live in the most beautiful city in Belgium : Ghent but i do my PhD in Leuven at one of the oldest universities in Europe : the Catholic University of Leuven (KUL). My office is not at the KUL though but in IMEC "at the other side of the road" :)

marlon
 
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In answer to the question - anywhere and everywhere. My mind is constantly working - receiving observations from the world around me and analyzing.

I study at home or at the office, in bed (usually it's difficult for me to fall asleep), in the car (I scribble notes on my palms or forearm), at the computer, in the shower (some of my great ideas/insights pop up when I am showering), in the garden, while taking a walk, . . . anywhere/anytime.

As for bed, I have stacks of books by the bed, where I read before I go to sleep, and then in the dark, I'll often lie there thinking.
 
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Astronuc said:
I have stacks of books by the bed, where I read before I go to sleep, and then in the dark, I'll often lie there thinking.
I was under the impression that your wife is quite attractive. What's going on here? :-p

And it's no wonder that you get so many ideas in the shower; it must take 3 or 4 hours to get the water through all that hair.
 
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Univeristy of Alberta -Edmonton , preprofessional for medical laboratory science
 
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TRU, British Columbia, Canada. First Year Electronic Engineering - Man it's a big load hehe
 
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5th year of Postdoc - currently doing Physics in Amsterdam.
 
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marlon said:
I live in the most beautiful city in Belgium : Ghent...

Hang on there... I agree Gent is a nice place but calling it a city is overstating matters a bit :wink:
 
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Dimitri Terryn said:
Hang on there... I agree Gent is a nice place but calling it a city is overstating matters a bit :wink:
lol, it has 250.000 people livin' there...

greets
 
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Any mexicans in here?
 
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Well, a dominican, here!.

I study at Universidad Iberoamericana in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
 
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4th year of my BSc in the Mathematics Specialist program, University of Toronto, Ontario.
 
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Stanford University, pursuing a Master's of Electrical Engineering.

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In my living room and my bedroom,will be starting another complementary part time course in maths to prepare me for a physics degree, which will also be part time.

Oh and here on PF :smile: which is also my bedroom, by the wonderous power of the WWW. I live in England, my university though is the Open University(OU) although I've never been there so I don't technically study there.
 
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Final year BSc Phys student at University of Bath, UK.
 
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First year chem MSc student, in university of warwick, coventry, UK
 
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Schrodinger's Dog said:
In my living room and my bedroom,will be starting another complementary part time course in maths to prepare me for a physics degree, which will also be part time.

Oh and here on PF :smile: which is also my bedroom, by the wonderous power of the WWW. I live in England, my university though is the Open University(OU) although I've never been there so I don't technically study there.

One of my tutors works at open university! :eek: How do you get a degree from there without ever going there? I know it's supposed to be a weird university, but still...I realized I forgot to mention that I'm doing a math undergrad at oxford university
 
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Office_Shredder said:
One of my tutors works at open university! :eek: How do you get a degree from there without ever going there? I know it's supposed to be a weird university, but still...


I realized I forgot to mention that I'm doing a math undergrad at oxford university

I'm guessing online.
 
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Hey guys .. been a while but yaw ..

BScEng (Electronic) at University of KwaZulu Natal in Durban, South Africa ... Apparently the countries (African? Southern Hemispheres?) Best EEC school ...
 
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First year B.Sc in Aerospace Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University.
 
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marlon said:
I live in the most beautiful city in Belgium : Ghent but i do my PhD in Leuven at one of the oldest universities in Europe : the Catholic University of Leuven (KUL). My office is not at the KUL though but in IMEC "at the other side of the road" :)

marlon

Hmmm hate to burst your bubble (and perhaps irritate you) but its only 600 years old. :) Its the oldest in Belgium, and supposedly the oldest extant Catholic university but:

France
Italy
England
Scotland
Poland
Spain
Germany
Austria
Hungary
Czech Republic

All have older Universities in Europe.

http://www.reference.com/browse/wiki/List_of_oldest_universities_in_continuous_operation
 
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The whole old thing's weird...

Don't Oxford claim to have handed out the first degree in some official way of some 'academic' subject?

The Belgian ones are old because they handed out qualifications in brewing, iirc.
 
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Oxford was founded in the 1100's So its about 300 years older. Belgium didnt even exist in the 1400 so its debatable whether the old Universities in Belgium are of Belgium origins. IIRC it was called South Netherlands (South low lands) in those days.

You are quite possibly right, I am not sure. There is definitely a rigorous definition to what constitutes a university from a historic perceptive
 
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Anttech said:
Oxford was founded in the 1100's So its about 300 years older.
I never said KUL was the oldest

Belgium didnt even exist in the 1400 so its debatable whether the old Universities in Belgium are of Belgium origins.
LOL, you do see the "contradictio in terminis" in your own sentence here, right ?

marlon
 
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I never said KUL was the oldest
I never said you did, but you did say it was 'one' of the oldest in Europe. Which it isn't really, that was my point.

LOL, you do see the "contradictio in terminis" in your own sentence here, right ?
Nope I dont... If the University of Constantinople was still around, it would be in turkey, but of Hellenic Origins. Same goes for a University in Leuven, it could be argued that it is actually of Dutch Origins. That was my point. :)
 
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:biggrin:

yeap suppose so, thus the Identity crises you see in Many a place in Belgium. Looks like KUL was started around the time of the Burgundian Netherlands rule over Leuven, which were actually from the French Royal house. I suppose we can just say they were Netherlandish. hehe.

So KUL is the oldest "Netherlandish" Uni
 
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Anttech said:
I never said you did, but you did say it was 'one' of the oldest in Europe. Which it isn't really, that was my point.
Well, it is one of the oldest Catholic niversities, so YES it is.

Nope I dont... If the University of Constantinople was still around, it would be in turkey, but of Hellenic Origins. Same goes for a University in Leuven, it could be argued that it is actually of Dutch Origins. That was my point. :)
Well, your point there was wrong because you say "KUL is NOT a Belgian university because Begium did not exist back then. So we wonder if this university has Belgian roots". Well since Belgium did not yet exist how can you wonder about the Belgium roots ? This is the same error as saying that the KUL is a "Nederlandish" uni because you take a name that is assigned to a country we all know NOW but it was not the same "country" at the moment of origin. Besides, back then, this region was NOT just called "Nederlandish". That is your mistake as well.

regards
marlon
 
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Anttech said:
:biggrin:

yeap suppose so, thus the Identity crises you see in Many a place in Belgium.

LOL

Clearly you dont' know Belgium, but why does tha not surprise me ? LOL again.

But don't worry, i know what you are trying to do here...:smile:

Looks like KUL was started around the time of the Burgundian Netherlands rule over Leuven, which were actually from the French Royal house.
LOL

I suggest you start looking up who or what "house" founded the KUL because you are way off. It even surprises me you never mentioned the Catholic Church.

marlon
 

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