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Encyclopedia > Regents Professor

At many universities the honorary title of Distinguished Professor is given to a small number of members of the faculty who are recognized by colleagues throughout the world as leaders in their fields. At some universities governed by a board of regents, the title Regents Professor is used. At some universities, the title Distinguished University Professor is used. At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the title of Institute Professor is used. Representation of a university class, 1350s. ... A title is a prefix or suffix added to a persons name to signify either veneration, an official position or a professional or academic qualification. ... A Board of governors is usually the governing board of a public entity. ... The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, or MIT, is a private research university located in the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Its mission and culture are guided by an emphasis on teaching and research grounded in practical applications of science and technology. ... At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology the title of Institute Professor is given to a small number of members of the faculty with extraordinary records of achievement. ...


At some schools the title is considered to be a higher rank than (full) Professor, and at others it is considered to be a distinction within that rank. A professor giving a lecture The meaning of the word professor (Latin: one who claims publicly to be an expert) varies. ...


 
 

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