As recognised by all major international organisations and networks, terminological consistency is the basis for strong and efficient communication. Based on the state-of-the-art bilingual terminology management tool UGRTerm, developed by terminologists and language policy and internationalisation experts at the University of Granada, during Arqus I (2019-2022) the feasibility of upscaling the content and functionality of the database to include the Arqus partners’ languages was analysed.
The expected output included the analysis of existing terminological resources at each partner institution and a feasibility study on the upscaling of UGRTerm, which studied the interoperability of the data. Thereafter, a Work Plan was laid out for the gradual development of specific terminology collections in the partners’ languages. By 2025, a fully multilingual termbase containing the compiled terms will be available.
The outputs developed at the Plurilingual and Multicultural Hub will be disseminated through the Arqus Termbase Portal as will terminology collections produced by the team or in collaboration with other groups. Glossaries will be updated on a regular basis. In addition, publicly available terminology resources related to higher education at the partner institutions will be listed.
Access to Arqus Termbase Portal
Arqus Terminology Collections
● Arqus Official Multilingual Terminology: This glossary contains the official names in English and translations into the partners’ languages of Arqus work packages; action lines; mission and goals; governance, coordination and advisory structures, etc.
Bilingual Partner’s Institutional Terminology: These glossaries provide the most relevant terminology for the seven institutions in Arqus in the partners’ official languages together with their official English translations. The terms relate to government and academic structures, student services, representative bodies, etc.
● Joint Programme Development English Glossary: This glossary defines the main terms used in the context of Arqus Alliance activities related to the development of joint programmes. It should be understood as a common ground for joint and flexible curricula initiatives that aim at fostering student-centred and research-based learning. The glossary will thus help Arqus to innovate in joint programme development in a wide variety of academic disciplines and interdisciplinary areas, building in a step-by-step fashion on existing academic partnerships and the mobility of students and staff.