English translation: groundwork research/elemental research
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09:39 Dec 17, 2010
German to English translations [PRO] Science - Education / Pedagogy
German term or phrase:Forschung für die Wissensgrundlage
Motto of new approach to research policies in Europe. Author's translation is "Science for the Knowledge Base", but this sounds rather odd to my yank ear. Would like to propose something better in English, but haven't come up with anything terse so far.
TIA for your help
"Forschung und Innovation für die Wettbewerbsfähigkeit" and "Komplexe Forschungs- und Innovationsvorhaben in europäischer Koordination", so we are comparing and contrasting here
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Research into the basis of knowledge
Explanation: ...might convey the idea of in depth investigation of the meaning of something,i.e, its whys and wherefores.Of course, if it were referring to multidisciplinary study, you could also pluralise 'basis' into 'bases'.
Oliver Toogood United Kingdom Local time: 22:38 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 4
Explanation: Not so sure of the intent behind it, but I think this may work.
Ramey Rieger Germany Local time: 23:38 Works in field Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 78
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Searching for the origins of truth
Explanation: examining/determining the origins/foundations/basis of knowledge/truth/information
This is just a rather random, free translation in an attempt to come up with something catchy that might imply whatever they think they are trying to do. A large number of possibilities come to mind, basically having to do with the idea of trying to establish an empirical understanding of the world.
Kphred Local time: 15:38 Specializes in field Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 11