|La Jolla, CA and Nice, France — February 11, 2015 — The University of Nice Sophia Antipolis (UNS) is teaming up with MadCap Software to ensure that students pursuing a master’s degree in its Applied Foreign Languages program have a strong competitive advantage in the fields of content development, technical communications, content localization, and content strategy.
UNS chose MadCap Flare–the versatile content development software that supports the ability to publish to a number of devices and formats including print, Web, desktop and mobile–to provide students with the most advanced authoring and publishing solution available today. Additionally, UNS is incorporating MadCap Lingo–the XML-based computer-assisted translation (CAT) tool–to support translation and localization best practices. As a result, students will build their expertise in modern technical writing, localization and translation techniques through hands-on experience with the software used by thousands of companies across the globe.
Understanding Modern Technical Writing and Translation
UNS is a prestigious training and research institution located in the French Riviera, which offers a range of high-quality teaching programs in a scenic study environment. With an ever-growing number of scholars and professionals from around the world, international students currently make up nearly 20% of UNS's student population.
To enhance its students’ learning experience and advance their skills, UNS has updated its "Master 2 Pro LEA Business Translation Writing" course with MadCap Flare and MadCap Lingo. The course will provide an introduction to modern approaches for technical writing using MadCap Flare’s functionality for topic-based authoring, content reuse, and single-source multi-channel publishing. Additionally, it will have students dive into real-scale projects focused on localizing modern desktop, mobile, and Web-based computer applications and then processing them for translation with MadCap Lingo.
"Since the beginning of UNS's technical writing course in 2013, we have been committed to providing our students with innovative methods and tools to thrive in the pervasive field of business content management,” said André Vanderschueren, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis technical writing instructor. “I am thrilled to have MadCap Flare and Lingo bring this course to the next level, providing our students with the skills to enable leading-edge localization practices with effective content management and reuse.”
“We are excited to join forces with UNS in giving students hands-on experience in applying modern content development and localization approaches using our cutting-edge MadCap Lingo and Flare software,” said Anthony Olivier, MadCap founder and CEO. “Through our MadCap Scholar Program, we are providing students from all over the globe and regardless of location the tools that will help build their skill sets and give them a competitive advantage as they establish their careers. Our partnership with UNS highlights a shared commitment to creating a superior learning experience through state-of-the-art technical communication and translation practices.”
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About MadCap Scholar Program
The MadCap Scholar Program offers special discounts on MadCap’s state-of-the-art technical communications software to help students, educators and universities gain access to industry-standard tools that support technical writing and documentation best practices. They include the ability to outfit labs with MadCap Software applications for free; free training, including the MAD Certification Test for teachers and professors, and discounts on software for current students. For more detail, visit http://www.madcapsoftware.com/education/scholar.aspx.
About the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis (UNS)
Founded in 1965, the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis (UNS) is a comprehensive university with about 12 main campuses, 9 faculties, 4 institutes and 2 schools, including the Polytech Nice Sophia. The university offers a variety of high-level training and research courses, leading to a wide range of Masters Degrees, meeting the expectations of its students and suiting the constantly evolving labor market. At the heart of the Mediterranean Basin, UNS has developed a vivid cosmopolitan spirit, making it an attractive choice for many foreign students. To honor its location, the university will soon be changing its name to the University of Cote d'Azur. For more information, visit http://unice.fr.
About MadCap Software
MadCap Software, Inc. is a trusted resource for the thousands of companies around the globe that rely on its solutions for single-source multi-channel authoring and publishing, multimedia, and translation management. Whether delivering technical, policy, medical, marketing, business, or human resources content, MadCap’s products are used to create corporate intranets, Help systems, policy and procedure manuals, video tutorials, knowledge bases, eBooks, user guides, and more to any format, including high-end print, online, desktop or mobile. MadCap services include product training, consulting services, translation and localization, and an advanced developer certification program. Headquartered in La Jolla, California, MadCap Software is home to some of the most experienced software architects and product experts in the content development industry.