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EU Scholarship Programme for European interpreter trainees with Chinese - outcome of 2008 selection round

The Selection Board for the above scholarship, having completed interviews in Beijing and Brussels, has awarded five scholarships for the period 2008-2010. The successful candidates are:

Beijing (University of International Business and Economics - SITC)

Mr Richard Lamb
Mr Jonathan Rechtman

Shanghai (Shanghai International Studies University – GIIT)

Mr Jay Dring
Mr Philip Hand
Ms Irina Sivkova

The full selection Board consisted of:

P Brennan, China correspondent, DG Interpretation
Chen Yanjun, Professor, UIBE SITC
Li Zhengren, Chief of Interpreting, UN, Geneva
Robin Setton, Professor Shanghai GIIT
David Smith, Head of English language Unit, DG Interpretation
N Standaert, Professor of Sinology, KUL, Leuven
W White, Free lance, Beijing

It has not yet been decided whether there will be another scholarship round next year.


Paul Brennan
China Correspondent
DG Interpretation - European Commission
B-1049 Brussels
Cortenberg 107 - 3/72