Early June saw the final exam at the Caspian Higher School of Interpreting and Translation, which included not only interpretation tasks but also a presentation of the results of the students’ terminology projects, implemented by them within the framework of the cooperation between Astrakhan State University and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The graduating MA students not only presented and analyzed the results of their projects, but also answered some theoretical questions on terminology, and their knowledge and skills were assessed by Geoffrey Westgate, the Head of the Support Section of PCT Translation Division of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
The invited expert commended the students’ projects and informed about the publication of the results in WIPO Pearl (https://www.wipo.int/reference/en/wipopearl). Now the whole world community can benefit from the results of our students’ work. Each term, added by our students, is labeled with the abbreviation of ASU, which makes it clear that the entry of this term is a result of the cooperation between ASU and WIPO.
It is worth noting that one of the projects was developed into a full-fledged Master’s thesis: Julia Nikitina, the author of the project, did a great job – 97% of terms were accepted by WIPO experts, which is an excellent result.
Besides, on June 6, Mr. Westgate met with Aleksey Titov, the Head of the ASU Engineering Project Office. The experts discussed future cooperation between ASU and WIPO – the establishment of a specialized WIPO Technology and Innovation Support Center at the university, as well as the organization of a large-scale seminar at ASU with participation of WIPO experts and the Russian Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent), which is planned to be held this October.
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