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UCL shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Entrepreneurial University of the Year Award

UCL has been shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Entrepreneurial University of the Year Award.

The Award, which is sponsored by the National Centre for Entrepreneurship Education, seeks to recognise an institution which has developed an unparalleled environment for fostering enterprise throughout its staff and students and delivered significant impact in its local community, across the UK and overseas.

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Computer-based Language Prototype for TNK-BP Russia

14 May 2008

UCL has developed innovative language and cultural training in computer-based, virtual and web-based environments to assist global businesses in developing and assessing communication skills and intercultural awareness.

TNK-BP

Following initial negotiations by Dr Anna Clark with BP, a team of UCL language experts, led by Dr Christine Hoffman, visited TNK-BP in Moscow. After assessing the company’s particular language and cultural challenges, a detailed Needs Analysis was drawn up. UCL then prepared an innovative computer-based prototype for the international oil company, which was trialled and evaluated in Moscow. This  programme drew upon sophisticated MALTED multi-authoring technology developed by the EU Telematics Applications programmes Socrates and Leonardo da Vinci, which was then tailored to the specific business needs of TNK-BP.

UCL specialises in providing tailored language programmes for global companies with special needs in oil & gas, engineering, medicine & pharmaceutical industries.