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English translation: Dean of Academic Affairs

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12:05 May 31, 2000
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: medio universitario
As used in the title: Decano del Medio Universtario. This educational jargon is difficult. For example, "rector" in Spanish has no real English equivalent.
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English translation:Dean of Academic Affairs
Explanation:
I am a retired professor (US). Since the terms are purposely general in both languages, this might be as close as you can come. The title in the US is often "Vice-President in Charge of Academic Affairs," but you probably want to stay as close as possible to the original, so keep the "Dean."
Hope it helps.
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Robert Anderson
Local time: 05:07
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Summary of answers provided
nasenior member/doyen
Claudia Esteve
narector = president; decano=dean
Maria
naSee belowemcall
naDean of the University SocietyJane Lamb-Ruiz
naDean of Academic AffairsRobert Anderson


  

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15 mins
Dean of Academic Affairs


Explanation:
I am a retired professor (US). Since the terms are purposely general in both languages, this might be as close as you can come. The title in the US is often "Vice-President in Charge of Academic Affairs," but you probably want to stay as close as possible to the original, so keep the "Dean."
Hope it helps.

Robert Anderson
Local time: 05:07
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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21 mins
Dean of the University Society


Explanation:
Medio Universitario: medio means society among other things; it does sound odd to have a dean of the university society; maybe director. one would need more context. It must be some sort of organization of university professors.

Jane Lamb-Ruiz
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in PortuguesePortuguese
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22 mins
See below


Explanation:
I agree with Prof. Anderson.

Rector de la Universidad is the President of the University.

emcall
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4 hrs
rector = president; decano=dean


Explanation:
In my humble opinion; the sentence reads "decano del medio universitario" Therefore, I think it refers to a Dean and not the President of the University. A dean which can be of any of the diverse departments within the university.


    Reference: http://www.anaya.es/diccionario/diccionar.htm
Maria
Local time: 06:07
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 920
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5 hrs
senior member/doyen


Explanation:
Hope it's not too late, since you've chosen your answer, but I've been thinking about this and maybe (big maybe) there's a misunderstanding. If the term is part of, for example, a CV or a resumé, the term "decano" might mean senior member. Why? Because the term "medio" doesn't mean anything in terms of a university job. If you used dean (as in the Spanish "decano") you'd need (in Spanish) a noun telling the faculty of which he is a dean, whereas "medio" here might mean the circle (as in political or literary circle). Again, maybe the term in Spanish means someone that has been part of the academic circle for a long time.
Good luck
Claudia

Claudia Esteve
United States
Local time: 07:07
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 65
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