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German to English translations [PRO]
Marketing - Science (general)
German term or phrase: Wissenschaftsstandort
Die Bibliothek soll als bundesfinanzerte Exklusivbibliothek existieren um den Wissenschafts- und Wirtschaftsstandort Deutschlands erhalten zu koennen

This is a market research report on the values of a public library. Can anyone help with this terms please?
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4centre of learning
Inge Luus
3position as centre ofphillee
3location for sciencejashio
2location for learning
Paul Skidmore
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Kim Metzger

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location for learning

The phrase needs rewriting. Depending on what else comes in the text, I would say something something about the library

"with a view to retaining Germany's position as a [leading] location for learning and commerce" ...

location for research/science/learning are all alternatives.

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location for science

Der Wissenschaftsstandort Deutschland gewinnt an Profil

Germany is gaining more profile as a location for science

I think the general idea of the sentence is more along the lines of retaining Germany's reputation as a prominent or renowned location for science or research.

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neutral  Kim Metzger: I don't think Wissenschaft is restricted to science in this case.
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centre of learning

Germany as a centre of learning and commerce

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position as centre of

One of those sentences that might benefit from reformulation

"... retain Germany's position as a centre of scientific ... activity/excellence"

Note added at 3 hrs (2010-12-05 15:21:09 GMT)

"Position" in this context probably infers a competetive "ranking"

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Translating "Wissenschaft" is often tricky. Unless you're sure that it really is restricted to the physical, natural sciences, such as physics, chemistry, etc. "academic" or "learning" "scholarship" "scholarly" etc. are safer choices. We don't refer to political science as a science, for example.

In response to the student revolts breaking out at many universities, faculty members set up the alliance “Freiheit der Wissenschaft” (“Academic Freedom”). At the constitutive meeting, they reported on the chaotic situation in many lecture halls.


Google centre of academic excellence


Note added at 5 hrs (2010-12-05 16:39:01 GMT)


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