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CIUTI-Forum 2014

Pooling Academic Excellence with Entrepreneurship for New Partnerships

Martin Forstner, Hannelore Lee-Jahnke and Mingjiong Chai

The proceedings of the CIUTI FORUM 2014 outline in five chapters the different perspectives of academic excellence, pooled with entrepreneurship for new partnerships, focusing thus on an additional sense of innovation, fresh ideas and clever solutions in T&I training at universities. Therefore new projects of cooperation between universities and the market and international institutions are being presented, having always as a conditio sine qua non excellence and quality in training, paired with responsibility towards the students. This CIUTI FORUM did try to advise the major stakeholders once more, to use their own expertise to help to identify new needs, demands and challenges in their environment, and clearly showed how important it is in our academic training to look out of the box into the research of other disciplines in order to improve our didactical methods.
This volume contains contributions in English, French, German and Italian.
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The Internship Mechanism of the MTI Programs in GIIT, SISU


Mingjiong CHAI

Internships are crucial for the professional translator and interpreter training. According to the “Guide for Master in Translation and Interpreting (MTI) Education” (《翻译硕士专业学位研究色教育指导性培养方案》, 2011) by the China National Committee for MTI Education, MTI programs must include an internship session for at least one semester. But with the ultrafast development of China’s MTI programs1, the problems related to internships have become more and more prominent. For example, in many MTI programs students have to find internship opportunities by themselves. More often than not it turns out to be quite chaotic: some students find posts which offer them quite good internship opportunities but the majority has to work with very little professional guidance in places where they are used as cheap laborers. A few students’ internship might even have nothing to do with language service industry. Some MTI programs in China do provide students with some internship opportunities. But due to the lack of communication and collaboration between and among the MTI programs, the students and the internship partners, the students cannot benefit much from the internship and the internship partners complain that the students create chaos in the agencies and did not contribute much. Therefore they express reluctance to enroll interns in the future. ← 277 | 278 →

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