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The first UPSKILLS multiplier event – 25 June 2021

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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.


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.


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


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


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.


All times are CEST (UTC+2)

10:00-10:10 Opening

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

Speakers: The UPSKILLS team


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

Old jobs with new twists: Examples from industry and research


12:45-14:00 Lunch break

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


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


*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!

The registered participants will receive the meeting details one day before the event, around 16:00 – 17:00 hrs, and a reminder email one hour before the start of the meeting. In case you have not received the meeting details, please check your Spam folder before contacting the organizers.