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English translation: Promotor or Presenter

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German term or phrase:Promotor
English translation:Promotor or Presenter
Entered by: Fuad Yahya
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07:06 Mar 5, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences
German term or phrase: Promotor
This is a specific Austrian term. A "Promotor" is a person who hands the actual diploma and administers the university vow to university graduates at the graduating ceremony.
Can anyone help? Thanks in advance.
MargitH
Local time: 08:40
"Promotor" or "Presenter"
Explanation:
In the absence of a well-established English equivalent, I would not hesitate to either use the word as is or exercise the privilege of coining a reasonable alternative.

The first choice has the advantage of both authenticity and the aura of academe. The second choice has the advantage of using a term that is accessible to the common reader.

Decisions, decisions.

Fuad
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Fuad Yahya
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I found this the most useful explanation, but would like to thank all of you!

3 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na"Promotor" or "Presenter"Fuad Yahya
naRector
Parrot
naSee below
Davorka Grgic
napromoter
Natalie
napromotor
Vesna Zivcic


  

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24 mins
promotor


Explanation:
This is a word of Latin origin, and as such widely present in the academic language of various language communities.

Here is only one of the numerous hits found on Google (promotor+graduation+ceremony):

"For each study for the doctorate, the Doctorate Board shall appoint a professor of a university as promotor. The doctorate graduation ceremony is held before this Board or a committee to be appointed by the Board, comprising professors and other persons whom are judged to possess sufficient ability to sit on the committee, with due regard for the doctoral regulations referred to in article 7.19."



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Vesna Zivcic
Local time: 08:40
Native speaker of: Croatian
PRO pts in pair: 571
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52 mins
promoter


Explanation:
promoter

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition, 2000:
1. One that promotes, especially an active supporter or advocate.
2. A financial and publicity organizer, as of a boxing match or an artistic performance.

Merriam Webster Dictionary
promoter
1 : one that promotes; especially : one who assumes the financial responsibilities of a sporting event (as a boxing match) including contracting with the principals, renting the site,
and collecting gate receipts

Also please see:
Promoter and project manager Experience in ...
www.poptel.org.uk/aries/environet/archive/msg00019.html

you could work as a promoter or educator in the craft fields ...
www.tekotago.ac.nz/polyweb/Faculties/Art_Technology/Art/ Courses/DCD/DCD.htm

... Promoter of my diploma: Prof....
www-med.eti.pg.gda.pl/~mirka/

... role as a health educator/promoter; to explore the need for ...
www.leeds.ac.uk/students/ugmodules/hscp1002.htm

Search for "promotor" at OneLook Dictionaries retutns only "promotor fidei" and "inducible promotor".
http://afen.onelook.com/cgi-bin/cgiwrap/bware/afen.cgi

Natalie
Poland
Local time: 08:40
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian
PRO pts in pair: 8
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1 hr
See below


Explanation:
In England (Oxford) the diplomas are delivered by the Vice Chancellor. In the States it is done by Presidents(Rectors). NO MENTION OF PROMOTORS AT US&UK universities´ web pages. There is no mention of the word in the big Webster´s Unabridged Dictionary!!!

Here are some aditional sources I wouldn´t rely on:

I hit several Dutch-to-English translated web sites that mention it but than it means a member of the examination Committee for PhD and a tutor/superviser of an PhD student.

Swedish-to-English translated protocols of Swedish universities give the same meaning as in German.

Unfortunately it seems that there is no direct and elegant translation of the term. The choice is yours.

I whish a could have helped.

Good luck.

Davorka


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Davorka Grgic
Local time: 08:40
Native speaker of: Native in CroatianCroatian, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 63
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2 hrs
Rector


Explanation:
The person who reads the oath (PhDs).

Parrot
Spain
Local time: 08:40
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 315

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Sven Petersson
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8 hrs
"Promotor" or "Presenter"


Explanation:
In the absence of a well-established English equivalent, I would not hesitate to either use the word as is or exercise the privilege of coining a reasonable alternative.

The first choice has the advantage of both authenticity and the aura of academe. The second choice has the advantage of using a term that is accessible to the common reader.

Decisions, decisions.

Fuad

Fuad Yahya
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 128
Grading comment
I found this the most useful explanation, but would like to thank all of you!

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