UL to head search for senior Google appointment

14 Jun 2006

The University of Limerick (UL) has been chosen to lead the search for a new project manager who will lead the move by Google to internationalise all of its products globally.

The university was retained through Korn/Ferry International, one of the leading headhunting agencies in the world, which recommended UL as the premier source of digital media localisation and internationalisation experts throughout the world.

Cyndy Cartwright, senior analyst with Korn/Ferrry International, was reported as saying: “The University of Limerick has been highly recommended as the premier academic institution that teaches the best minds in the localisation/internationalisation business.”

The announcement was made earlier this week at the sixth annual Internationalisation and Localisation Summer School, which is taking place at the Localisation Research Centre based in UL. Delegates and lecturers from several different countries are set to attend the summer school, including Prof Juliane House from Hamburg University and Prof Anthony Pym of the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Spain).

According to Reinhard Schaler, director of the Localisation Research Centre, the university’s position as a world-leading academic institution in the area of digital media localisation and internationalisation was due to several factors, namely: “its unique GradDip/MSc programme, the publication of the peer-reviewed and indexed ‘Localisation Focus — The International Journal of Localisation’, its summer school and its success in international partnerships and internationally funded research programmes.”

By Gordon Smith