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In the world of academia, a visiting scholar or visiting academic is a scholar from an institution who visits a receiving university that hosts him where he or she is projected to teach (visiting professor), lecture (visiting lecturer), or perform research (visiting researcher or visiting research associate) on a topic the visitor is valued for. The position is often not salaried and typically for one year[1][2][3], though it can be extended.


The purpose of the visiting scholars programs is generally to bring to the school or educational institution in question an exceptional senior scholar who can contribute to and enrich the community's intellectual and research endeavors and international projection. Hence, in addition to conducting their own research, visitors are often expected to actively participate in a number of productive institutional activities, such as:

  • Deliver a formal lecture to the host institution
  • Engage in formal or informal discussions with graduate or postgraduate research students
  • Undertake collaborate research with faculty or staff
  • Contribute to the university's teaching by presenting guest lectures or faculty seminars
  • Present a paper as part of the university's seminar program

See also


Sources consulted
  1. ^ CMU, op. cit.
  2. ^ HLS, op. cit.
  3. ^ UT, op. cit.


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