"Brain up! Deutschland sucht seine Spitzenuniversität"
English translation: Germany's "Brain Up" campaign to find the country's top university
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09:57 Aug 13, 2004
German to English translations [PRO] Science - Education / Pedagogy
German term or phrase:"Brain up! Deutschland sucht seine Spitzenuniversität"
This is the name of the campaign by the German govt to encourage competition among German universities. As the "English" is so odd, I'm not quite sure what to do with it. I am tempted to paraphrase it, i.e. "The German Govt's "Brain Up!" campaign to encourage competition between universities", but I would be interested in hearing other suggestions!
Hi all - this was VERY interesting - I wish I could split the points, because I used this answer, but I thought David Moore's "University Challenge" suggestion was brilliant. Thanks very much! 4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer
Hi Hilary - I agree, too, but I've found some interesting uses of the phrase in exactly the same way in English (though I've rarely if ever heard it before):
Hi Hilary, I agree with you wholeheartedly. The "English" is odd! It's horrible, in fact. Your paraphrased version sounds great. Check this out: http://www.spiegel.de/unispiegel/wunderbar/0,1518,303094,00.html
10:10 Aug 13, 2004
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Germany's "Brain Up" campaign to find the country's top university
Explanation: perhaps - for the rest, I despair!
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Hi all - this was VERY interesting - I wish I could split the points, because I used this answer, but I thought David Moore's "University Challenge" suggestion was brilliant. Thanks very much!