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CIUTI-Forum 2013

Facing the World’s New Challenges. The Role of T & I in Providing Integrated Efficient and Sustainable Solutions

Martin Forstner, Nikolai K. Garbovskiy and Hannelore Lee-Jahnke

The proceedings of the CIUTI FORUM 2013 outline in five chapters the different perspectives of sustainable language policies, role of translators and interpreters and the challenges they face on the globalized market. Such as new global partnerships between Universities and Organizations and transcultural negociations with a special case study of US-Latinos.
A special section of this book is dedicated to training and research issues, which have to handle the difficult task of preparing students for the globalized and changing market on the one hand, and showing research directions permitting new approaches to highly sustainable training methods and curriculum development. On the other hand, the delicate question is raised whether multilingualism in language training is a drawback for translation didacts.
This book contains contributions in English, French and German.
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Welcome Remarks: Yves Flueckiger


On behalf of the University of Geneva, I would like first of all to extend a very warm welcome to all participants of the CIUTI Forum, this international conference showing the Role of Translation and Interpretation in Providing Integrated Efficient and Sustainable Solutions.

I would also like to warmly thank the United Nations Office at Geneva and its Director General, Mr. Tokayev, recently nominated Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Geneva, for hosting this conference. This event as all the other initiatives we are developing with UNOG is a key step in the process of the cooperation between UNOG and the University of Geneva in a longstanding and mutually beneficial relationship.

It is a great pleasure and honour for me to talk before this assembly. Our University is very proud to host this important Conference and I really wish to thank you very much for finding the time to come to Geneva to share with us this very special moment in the life of the CIUTI Forum which celebrates this year its tenth anniversary.

The CIUTI Forum, initiated in 2003, by my colleague Hannelore LEE-JAHNKE and Professor Martin FORSTNER from the University of Mainz, has become an important event not only for our university, but also for Geneva. The very fact that it attracts more and more participants from all over the world, is certainly due to the high level quality of the participants, and last but not least to the inborn enthusiasm...

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