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Student secures fellowship with international organisation

7 August 2023

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Postgraduate student, Yuri Kano, who has secured a fellowship with the World Intellectual Property Organization

A postgraduate student at the School of Modern Languages has won a fellowship with an international organisation.

Yuri Kano, a student on the MA Translation Studies course, has secured a fellowship at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) following a competitive process which saw entries from across the UK.

Yuri has won the Patent Cooperation Treaty Terminology Fellowship and will head to Geneva, Switzerland, where she will join WIPO as a Japanese terminology fellow.

On securing her fellowship, Yuri said: “At first, I only felt assured, but now I feel a mixture of excitement and responsibility for being able to leverage my study in a new journey. I look forward to working at WIPO.”

WIPO provides a global forum for intellectual property services, policymaking, information, and cooperation. Yuri’s role as a Japanese terminology fellow will be creating terminology entries for the PCT Termbase.

Dr Joseph Lambert is the Director of the MA Translation Studies course at the School of Modern Languages. He said: “We are all so proud of Yuri! This is such an excellent achievement and is richly deserved. The fellowship is highly respected across the language industry and is hugely competitive. It will be a brilliant next step for her career.”

Yuri will begin her new role in October 2023.

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