Free UPSKILLS workshop "Linguists in tech- a Swiss perspective"
Publication Date: 2022-05-11
This multiplier event is the first of two events to be organized in Switzerland by the UPSKILLS project (carried out by CLARIN members). Its goal is to bring together members of academia, students and companies across Europe to work on improving employability of language and linguistics students.
Many companies, including technology giants, work with language data and the demand for research skills in language-related domains is constantly growing. University curricula, however, are rarely oriented towards specific skills needed for research and industry (such as programming, data acquisition and handling etc.). As a result, language and linguistic students tend to be poorly prepared for research or industry careers. The UPSKILLS project addresses this gap with multiple activities to be presented at this full-day event.
The event will take place at University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland, in Lugano, on 8 June 2022, between 9am and 5pm. See the provisional programme here for details, which will be updated in due course.
Registration is free of charge and is now available on this page (as of May 1st 2022):
- on site: https://forms.gle/R2ATxDBm6naqtXZY7