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Terminology Collaboration with Universities for WIPO Pearl

March 11, 2022

Universities are invited to collaborate with us by offering students the chance to complete their terminology projects for WIPO Pearl, WIPO’s multilingual terminology portal. The aim is to promote an exchange of knowledge in the field of terminology and intellectual property as well as offer students the chance to have their work published in WIPO Pearl.

What will the students do?

The students are asked to extract terms in a specific subject field and compile terminology records in one or more of the languages covered by WIPO Pearl, according to the instructions and methodology provided by WIPO. WIPO also provides a self-study online terminology course that we encourage the students to take. After internal validation by WIPO language experts, the records created by the students are published in WIPO Pearl and labelled as being the result of the collaboration with the university in question.

Key requirements

The following key requirements should be met in order to establish a collaboration of this kind with WIPO. Universities should:

  • offer terminology modules involving a hands-on terminology assignment or allow students to write their end-of-cycle (BA, MA) dissertations on a terminology project
  • train students in one or more of the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish
  • coordinate with WIPO regarding the choice of languages and subject field(s) in which the terminology assignment is to be carried out
  • instruct students to create terminology records in accordance with WIPO’s terminology guidelines, which are shared with the university when the collaboration is discussed.

Universities participating in such collaboration projects are featured on the WIPO Pearl website as our partners for terminology.

We invite universities who are interested in a collaboration of this kind to contact us.