09:10 Jan 10, 2001
English to German translations [PRO]
Science - Science (general)
English term or phrase: thought-leader
im wissenschaftlichen Sinn

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na +1Vordenker ( und Wegbereiter)?
Johanna Timm, PhD
Sabine Trautewein
naführender Kopf
Mats Wiman
na"Thought Leader"
Ulrike Lieder (X)



13 mins
"Thought Leader"

It appears this stays in English, but is put in quotation marks.

Stanford's School of Engineering, die Hebamme des Silicon Valley, hat das "Stanford Technology Ventures Program" eingerichtet. Das Programm sponsert zwölf Kurse pro Semester, in denen Ingenieursstudenten Lust auf Unternehmungen gemacht werden soll. Zum Beispiel mit der "Thought Leader" - Vorlesungsreihe, die jede Woche einen anderen CEO aus dem Silicon Valley präsentiert.

Henschel & Partner etablierte sich nicht nur als "thought leader" unter den weltweiten Agenturen, sondern erreichte als erste mit gezielter Pressearbeit den Massenmarkt.


Ulrike Lieder (X)
Local time: 08:20
Native speaker of: German
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21 mins
führender Kopf

(plural: führende Köpfe) is a possible translation, at least when one is talking about individiuals.
Führende Denkfabrik wäre denkbar für eine Firma oder eine Institution.

    13 years in Germany
Mats Wiman
Local time: 17:20
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
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57 mins

It's just some kind of translation of the English, somebody who "leads others' thoughts", but I do not know if it fits the context.

Sabine Trautewein
Local time: 17:20
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2 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
Vordenker ( und Wegbereiter)?

I agree with uel: It is one of these expressions that does not have to be translated anymore, but if you prefer a German term, how about Vordenker ( as suggested by trautewein) or "Vordenker und Wegbereiter" commonly used as title of (research) papers such as:
"Giovanni Battista Benedetti : Vordenker und Wegbereiter der galileischen Physik. Eine wissenschaftshistorische und wissenschaftstheoretische Analyse der Vorläuferproblematik in der
Entwicklung der Physik "
Good luck!

Johanna Timm, PhD
Local time: 08:20
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman

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