29 octobre 2013

Third Translation Studies Day — Brussels, 25 October 2013 - ‘Translating Europe’


http://ec.europa.eu/languages/images/content/promo_banners/button_quizz_en.pngOn 25 October 2013, two new studies on translation and multilingualism will be discussed by experts in legal translation and in intercultural studies. The first is a topic close to the heart of many translators working with institutional texts: "Document quality control in public administrations and international organisations" reviews best practices in a selection of legal environments and makes recommendations. The second study, "Translation and language learning", argues that translation today is back in fashion in language teaching, as a tool for motivation and for enhancing intercultural skills.
Young people will also be in the limelight: four young researchers from the EMT (European Master's in Translation) universities will make poster presentations of their research projects on related topics. Directorate-General for Translation’s new interns from Brussels and Luxembourg will join in the open discussion.
Participants include representatives from universities, the language industry, language institutes and professional associations.
Watch the event online!

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Joining Forces for a Stronger Language Industry


http://ec.europa.eu/languages/images/content/promo_banners/button_quizz_en.pngThe second LIND-Web Forum pdf - 67 KB [67 KB] Deutsch (de) français (fr) will gather language industry stakeholders from translation and language technology companies to universities and freelancers to discuss ways of highlighting and bringing forward the language industry and to promote its job generating potential.
The event goes together with the Translation Studies Day pdf - 18 KB [18 KB] Deutsch (de) français (fr) . This will allow participants to meet and exchange thoughts with players from the language industry and academia.
Speeches and debates may be followed live via web streaming here. Conference videos will be available after the event.

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Online assessment and linguistic support for mobility of individuals under Erasmus+

http://ec.europa.eu/languages/images/content/promo_banners/button_quizz_en.pngIn the framework of the new programme the European Commission aims to provide a centralised online scheme to assess, monitor and support linguistic competences of individuals participating in mobility actions financed by the programme Erasmus+.
The upcoming call for tender will aim to select 1 or 2 provider(s) to supply and manage the relevant services.
Click here to know more.

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UIL Supports Eritrea in Strengthening Adult Education



http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRZ7saYJpV0MHU2zc0Ik0XV1F-WW6pILvLsNgQZ0KDKaKFxqGcUk8zKy8YOn the occasion of the International Literacy Day celebrations on 7 and 8 September 2013 UIL participated in a two-day national meeting in Eritrea that was attended by adult education officers from the national level and from all six districts in Eritrea, as well as by local NGOs and associations. More...

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Technical and Vocational Skills Development in the Urban Informal Sector

http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRZ7saYJpV0MHU2zc0Ik0XV1F-WW6pILvLsNgQZ0KDKaKFxqGcUk8zKy8YThe 4th Bonn Conference on Adult Education and Development (BoCAED IV) was held in Bonn from 16 to 17 October 2013. The Conference, attended by over 150 international participants, focused on technical and vocational skills development (TVSD), including adult and non-formal learning for the urban informal economy. The informal economy involves between 30 and 90 per cent of the workforce of developing countries and generates about half of their Gross National Product. There is now a consensus among policy makers to raise the level of knowledge and skills of informal workers and employers, particularly women workers.
In his keynote address on Day 1, Dr Richard Walther of the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) set the stage for the ensuing discussions on the role of TVSD in the informal economy. On Day 2, the major thrust was on interactive workshop sessions designed to arrive at a better understanding of the roles and responsibilities of stakeholders and the interaction between macro- and micro-level factors for successful TVSD in and for the informal sector.
The conference ended with a panel discussion on future directions for international cooperation. UIL was represented at the conference by Ms Madhu Singh, Senior Programme Specialist.

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25th anniversary of the Magna Charta Universitatum



http://www.eua.be/images/logo.jpgOn 19 and 20 September 2013, the Magna Charta Observatory convened its Annual Conference in Bologna, Italy, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Magna Charta Universitatum. The conference, entitled "Universities, Students and Societies - Connecting Academic Freedom and Creative Cities", brought together participants from around the world, including the President of EUA, Prof. Maria Helena Nazaré, and Prof. Stefano Paleari, EUA board member.
To see the presentations from the event, a video of the Ceremony with the keynote speech by Umberto Eco, or hear the audio of the Conference, please visit the Observatory website.
The Magna Charta Observatory of Fundamental University Values and Rights is a non-profit organisation based in Bologna, founded by the University of Bologna and EUA. The Magna Charta Observatory aims to gather information, express opinions and prepare documents relating to the respect for, and protection of, the fundamental university values and rights laid down in the Magna Charta Universitatum signed in Bologna in 1988 by 388 Rectors of worldwide main universities. To date, the Magna Charta has been signed by some 776 university leaders from all over the world.

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Seminar in Strategic Management of Higher Education Institutions

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTLhAkHsYfb0eHetSNKDjot32rUKIfLMfqaJBhosilnq7bIm39FEjtkLQUPC UNESCO Chair of Higher Education Management (CUDU) invites to the "Seminar in Strategic Management of Higher Education Institutions". This event will take place in Barcelona from 11 to 15 November 2013 at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya – Barcelona Tech (UPC)
Strategic Management of Higher Education Institutions seminar, aims to promote reflection, discussion, analysis and solutions around the possible ways to get the university to meet its role as a fundamental agent for the development and progress of the people, places and countries. It is aimed at senior management of higher education institutions, both academic and administrative staff, who are part of the management teams of its institutions. The seminar organizer is the UNESCO Chair of Higher Education Management (Cátedra UNESCO de Dirección Univesitaria – CUDU), a unit of UPC with the goal to support initiatives that promote enhancement and innovation of higher education and universities, following the principles of UNESCO. For more information, follow this link.

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The UOC partners with the ESC Rennes-France and UNE and UWS-Australia to develop the first joint master to social entrepreneurs



http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTLhAkHsYfb0eHetSNKDjot32rUKIfLMfqaJBhosilnq7bIm39FEjtkLQThe Universitat Oberta de Catalunya partners with the ESC Rennes (France) and UNE and UWS (Australia) to develop the first joint master orientated to social entrepreneurs
On 8-12 April, a follow-up meeting was held in Rennes (France) to agree on the program’s mission, attended by three professors of the UOC Business School, along with French and Australian professors
The International MBA Social Entrepreneurship (IMBASE) is co-funded by the European Commission and the Australian Government to promote joint degrees between European and Australian Universities. These institutions will also offer mobility aids to the 40 students. The programme will launch in 2014, and will last 18 months.
The mission of the programme is to develop entrepreneurs able to challenge humankind’s most pressing problems by identifying opportunities, generating solutions and delivering initiatives that create sustainable value. The courses will combine face-to-face and online teaching. The institutions involved are the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Spain), the University of New England (Australia), the University of Western Sydney (Australia) and the ESC Rennes School of Business (France). In particular, the programme will include some innovative features such as on-line teaching, collaboration between universities, collaboration with non-academic partners to shape some of the projects students will engage in. For more information, follow this link.

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The University of Sarajevo participates in the “Quality in Research” Tempus Project’s Consortium Meeting



http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTLhAkHsYfb0eHetSNKDjot32rUKIfLMfqaJBhosilnq7bIm39FEjtkLQThe University of Sarajevo has the role of holder and coordinator in four Tempus projects, being "Quality in Research” one of them
The “Quality in Research” Tempus Project Consortium Meeting was held on 8-9 April 2013 and was hosted by the University of Novi Sad. The University of Sarajevo was invited to participate given its involvement in the project, which began in October 2011 and will last until October 2014.
During the meeting, participants discussed the guidelines for quality in research and agreed at the level of the consortium on a number of items, including ethics in research, promotion of young researchers, gender balance and equal opportunities, and training, practice and quality standards in doctoral dissertations. An agreement was also reached regarding the future activities, and in particular in terms of training the young researchers. For more information, follow this link.

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UNESCO leads Post-2015 Global Thematic Consultation on Education



http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTLhAkHsYfb0eHetSNKDjot32rUKIfLMfqaJBhosilnq7bIm39FEjtkLQThe Global Meeting on Education in the Post-2015 Agenda convened last 18-19 March 2013 in Dakar, Senegal
This meeting, part of the “global conversation” to discuss development goals as the 2015 target date for achieving the Millennium Development Goals approaches, was co-organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), with the support from the Governments of Senegal, Canada and Germany, and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. It gathered over 100 representatives from UN agencies, donors, academia and civil society organizations.
The discussions were focused around the way to put quality lifelong learning at the heart of the development agenda, and concluded that education should be central to the post-2015 development agenda. The meeting resulted in an agreement on the overarching goal of “equitable quality lifelong education and leaning for all”, highlighting the consensus that equal access to quality education should be the basis of the agenda in the post-2015 framework.
For the Outcome Document of the Meeting, follow this link.
For more information, follow this link.



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