Date(s) - 25/06/2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Zadal: Barbora Hladká
We would like to invite you to attend the first UPSKILLS multiplier event, entitled: „Every time I hire a linguist… Emergent tech profiles for linguists, translators and language experts”, that will take place on Zoom, on Friday 25 June 2021, 10:00 – 16:00 CET.
This one-day event brings together students, academics, industry and institutional representatives, to present and discuss the first results of the UPSKILLS project and provide opportunities for networking. After a vision statement by a representative of the European Commission’s DGT, we will present a needs analysis in which we surveyed the academic literature on the subject, courses offered by language and linguistics curricula across Europe, and job positions.
In the morning session, representatives from the language industry and research centres will describe some of the tasks for which they hire language and linguistics experts. In the afternoon, staff and students from two Master’s degrees integrating languages and technology will present their experience. The event will conclude with an interactive session in which participants are invited to contribute their views on emergent tech profiles for linguists, translators and language experts.
Participation is free but registration is required. Please register here
. You will receive a Zoom link one day before the event.
All interested parties are welcome, but we would particularly encourage students from languages, linguistics and translation degrees to attend and learn about opportunities for their future professional careers and educational paths.