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03:45 May 22, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
German term or phrase: Habilitation
In a CV,
'Hans Schmidt', Promotion, Habilitation

I need to keep it relatively short, but e.g. "professorial thesis" doesn't work, because that describes the 'act' not the 'qualification' any idea?
berelin
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na +1HabilitationUlrike Lieder
napublicly installedgangels
naHabilitation
DPS
naTechnically, according to Muret-Sanders, this is still
Parrot
nastate doctorateRebekka Groß


  

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11 mins
state doctorate


Explanation:
I found this in Eurodicautom. Does that help?

They also list "habilitation" and "aggregation in history and geography" (Habilitation für Geschichte und Geographie)


    Reference: http://europa.eu.int/eurodicautom/
Rebekka Groß
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14 mins
Technically, according to Muret-Sanders, this is still


Explanation:
"habilitation" in English. This is really a lecturing (teaching) qualification.

Parrot
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43 mins
Habilitation


Explanation:
Indeed, in this case too, it might be advisable not to translate. However, a description such as "(formal) promotion to professorial status/university chair" might be useful.


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DPS
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neutral  Ian M-H: Agree with not translating this, but - as Ulrike wrote - a Habil. in Germany does not automatically mean promotion to professor, let alone a "university chair"
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4 hrs
publicly installed


Explanation:
If it should describe an officially recognized level of scientific professionalism due to having written a doctoral thesis, this sounds the most convincing.

gangels
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5 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
Habilitation


Explanation:
Der Große Muret-Sanders lists "habilitation" with the following explanation: "qualification or qualifying examination for lecturing at a university". I would NOT go so far as to indicate that this might be a (formal or otherwise) promotion to a teaching position, a Habilitation is just the qualification. Having your Habilitation is not equivalent with a teaching position (Lehrstuhl) at a German university, but it is a prerequisite if you aspire to such a position. (I happen to have some personal knowledge on the intricacies of this as a family member is going through the entire process.)


Habilitation [mittellat.], Verfahren zum Erwerb der Lehrbefähigung (lat. ›venia legendi‹) an wiss. Hochschulen. Es besteht aus der Einreichung einer wiss. Arbeit (Habilitationsschrift), einem Kolloquium im Rahmen des Fachbereichs oder der Fakultät sowie einem öffentl. Vortrag (Antrittsvorlesung).
(c) Meyers Lexikonverlag.


    personal knowledge
    Lexirom
Ulrike Lieder
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Ian M-H: A *very* late agree - this is a good answer that should help future glossary searchers
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