So, currently I am majoring in philosophy in University of Latvia. Since I am not an idealist, I realize that I need to swicth majors as a grad to earn decent income, and law, economics or political science would be good options for me I think (with law being the best option). Do I have any options or am I out of luck?

The conditions are:

  • It must allow philosophy grads like myself in

  • It must teach in English (or in Russian, but let’s be real)

  • It must have either no or low tuition cost for citizens of EU (that’s why I chose Nordic countries, as they are the only countries in the EU with no tuition cost IIRC)

  • Optionally, it must be at least decently rated on university rating websites, the higher – the better

So do universities like these exist?

My Profile:
Masters of Science (MSc): 2.0 out of 1.0 (German Grade scale)
Master Thesis Research (Obtained note): 1.3
Masters Program: Process Engineering and Energy Technology.
University: Bremerhaven University of Applied Sciences Bremerhaven (Germany)
Master Thesis Title: The idea of desulfurization process of diesel oil by adsorption process.
****Publication**:4
Research Experience: 2 years (One-year full time and one year Part-time)
Specialization: Aspen Plus, Dortmund Data Bank Software Package (DDBSP), Design Expert, Matlab, Siemens PCS7 and VBA.
Research Interest: Chemical Thermodynamics, development of chemical processes Process simulation, Oil/Gas upgrading, CO2 Separation, Biofuel, removal of industrial effluents, Thermal Separation

I want feedback on my profile.

I studied physics in Germany and graduated with a fairly okay Bachelor’s degree but a very good Master’s degree in theoretical nuclear physics. The only downside is that both studies took me in total 6.5 years. I started my Master’s mainly because it’s the usual degree in Germany required to enter the workforce as academic and did not think of the possibility of a scientific career before. I therefore want to know whether or not you think it is possible to be admitted with this background to PhD studies in Computer Science / Applied Math or you think my study duration is too long or my Master’s degree non-matching. I particularly wasn’t aware before that in English speaking countries the bachelor’s degree is rather considered as qualifying for PhD studies.

I have two funded projects. One works great but the other is terrible (probably wrong postdocs and PhD students). When I send future proposals, my history is evaluated against the overall research output, right? There is no factor indicating one of my projects has failed, right?

I have two options:

  1. Let the weak project fail and focus on the successful one to improve my overall research output. Then, I have a strong record of publications for the future proposals.

  2. Use some funds from my successful project in the problematic one (e.g., hiring more people) to save it at the cost of sacrificing the successful one.

By the way, I am an assistant professor of chemistry (close to promotion) and the projects have been funded by European schemes, if it matters.

I have two funded projects. One works great but the other is terrible (probably wrong postdocs and PhD students). When I send future proposals, my history is evaluated against the overall research output, right? There is no factor indicating one of my projects has been failed, right?

I have two options:

  1. Let the weak project fail and focus on the successful one to improve my overall research output. Then, I have a strong record of publications for the future proposals.

  2. Use some funds from my successful project in the problematic one (e.g., hiring more people) to save it at the cost of sacrificing the successful one.

By the way, I am an assistant professor of chemistry (close to promotion) and the projects have been funded by European schemes, if it matters.

I hold a degree from a European country, and at that time we didn’t have a system similar to the common “Bachelor + Master”. My degree has been considered as equivalent to a Master by the University of another European country, and in this other University I obtained a Doctorate.

Now, a non-European country has offered me a teaching position, and they want a statement of my undergraduate University, saying that that degree is equivalent to a Master. But this University (where I graduated) tells me that they can’t make a statement of equivalence, they can only certify that I have that degree.
So, who should be the authority that officially takes care of confirming the equivalence?

-addendum-

To complicate things, I graduated before the Bologna Process came into effect.

I hold a degree from an European country, and at that time we didn’t have a system similar to the common “Bacelor + Master”. My degree has been considered as equivalent to a Master by the University of another European country, and in this other University I obtained a Doctorate.

Now, a non-european country has offered me a teaching position, and they want a statement of my undergraduate University, saying that that degree is equivalent to a Master. But this University (where I graduated) tells me that they can’t make a statement of equivalence, they can only certify that I have that degree.
So, who should be the authority that officially takes care of confirming the equivalence?