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English translation: (named) chair = distinguished professorial position

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07:15 Sep 4, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial
German term or phrase: Gründungslehrstuhls
Obwohl der Inhaber des renommiertesten deutschen Gründungslehrstuhls Prof. Schefczyk dieses Thema schon während seiner Zeit bei BAH betreut hat, ist aus dieser frühen Beschäftigung bisher keine nennenswerte Aktivität der Beratungsgesellschaft in G&A resultiert.
Desre Derda
English translation:(named) chair = distinguished professorial position
Explanation:
This position is the sort that would be called in NAmerica e.g. The Bernard Baruch Chair for Political Science at UNC. Dr Smith would be the Bernard Baruch Professor of Poly Sci.

It is a bit confusing since the word chair is also used for the chairman of the whole department, then chair is not a position, it is the person.

From your context it looks as if the chair name had been mentioned previously.

Your Inhaber... could be rendered:
the incumbent in the famous German XYZ professorship. Or, you could work the famous German in elsewhere and say Now the XYZ Professor

It's more awkward than I thought, but your context can lead you in the challenge. The URLs show this in German and English. This one shows professors in named chairs and just plain professors.

http://www.nyu.edu:81/gsas/dept/fineart/html/fct.htm

BW, Nancy



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Nancy Schmeing
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Local time: 10:25
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Thanks very much you got me on the right track
Regards Des
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nasee below
Tom Funke
na(named) chair = distinguished professorial positionNancy Schmeing
na(holder of the) founding chair
Michael Dollman


  

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49 mins
(holder of the) founding chair


Explanation:
There are lots of examples that fit the context, if you look in Google with "founding chair".


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Michael Dollman
Local time: 16:25
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 86

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Dierk Seeburg
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1 hr
(named) chair = distinguished professorial position


Explanation:
This position is the sort that would be called in NAmerica e.g. The Bernard Baruch Chair for Political Science at UNC. Dr Smith would be the Bernard Baruch Professor of Poly Sci.

It is a bit confusing since the word chair is also used for the chairman of the whole department, then chair is not a position, it is the person.

From your context it looks as if the chair name had been mentioned previously.

Your Inhaber... could be rendered:
the incumbent in the famous German XYZ professorship. Or, you could work the famous German in elsewhere and say Now the XYZ Professor

It's more awkward than I thought, but your context can lead you in the challenge. The URLs show this in German and English. This one shows professors in named chairs and just plain professors.

http://www.nyu.edu:81/gsas/dept/fineart/html/fct.htm

BW, Nancy






    Reference: http://www.ksk-tuebingen.de/spi/nf/lehr42.html
    Reference: http://www.sv.cc.yamaguchi-u.ac.jp/~ogawa/e-intro.html
Nancy Schmeing
Canada
Local time: 10:25
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 328
Grading comment
Thanks very much you got me on the right track
Regards Des

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Dierk Seeburg
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3 hrs
see below


Explanation:
by way of adding my two bits, you might also consider substituting _most [highly] respected_ for _most famous_, since such honors generally escape the attention of the great unwashed.

Tom Funke
Local time: 10:25
Native speaker of: English
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