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The first UPSKILLS multiplier event – 25 June 2021

WHAT

This one-day multiplier event aims to bring together students, academics, industry and institutional representatives, to present and discuss the first results of the UPSKILLS project, and to provide opportunities for networking.

WHY

The aim of the UPSKILLS project is to identify and tackle the gaps in digital and research skills in existing programmes of study and develop supporting teaching and learning materials, with the ultimate aim of better preparing linguistics and language students for today’s jobs in the language industry.

WHEN

The event will take place on 25 June 2021, between 10am and 4pm. See the programme below for details.

WHERE

This is an online event to be held on Zoom. Please register to receive the link.

WHO

The event is organised by the Department of Interpreting and Translation at the University of Bologna, with technical support from CLARIN ERIC. Speakers include UPSKILLS team members, representatives of EU institutions, university lecturers, students, researchers and representatives of companies. See the programme for details.

PROGRAMME

All times are CEST (UTC+2)

10:00-10:10 Opening
10:10-11:10

UPSKILLS IOI: Language, technology and the future of the language professions

Speakers: The UPSKILLS team

11:10-11.30

Languages in the 21st century: Societal challenges and technological developments

Speaker: Jörgen Gren, Director for resources, DGT European Commission

11:30-11:45 Coffee break
11:45-12:45

Old jobs with new twists: Examples from industry and research

Speakers:

12:45-14:00 Lunch break
14:00-14:30

Studying language with science and technology: A wish list from two Erasmus Mundus masters

Speakers: 

14:30-15:30 Students meet industry, meet academia: Interactive networking session(s)
15:30-15:45 UPSKILLS’ next steps and concluding remarks

 

INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING?*

*IMPORTANT NOTE: The number of registered participants has significantly exceeded our expectations, so people registering as of Monday, 21st of June may be put on a waiting list. In the meantime, we are trying to find a solution to accommodate everyone. Thank you very much for your interest in participating!