For over 4 years SCIT students have been doing terminology projects for WIPO to update the term base WIPO Peral. In 2023 the project was devoted psycholinguistics. SCIT graduate Alena Bakhtina, who had a 9 month internship with WIPO in 2019, supervises the students’ work. Recently WIPO published the result of the year’s work on its site where the contribution of all partnebr universities, including Herzen University, is mentioned. Here is the link:

The WIPO Pearl database has been updated and now contains over 245,000 terms, all validated by WIPO-PCT language experts. The example of the term can be found here:

We hope that the joint SCIT-WIPO projects will continue. The experience of working in the international organization is paramount for the SCIT students, as it enriches them with valuable knowledge and skills to enhance the competitive edge in the fast changing job market. Such projects surely help our graduates to get contracts with WIPO. Thus, Anastasia Shchepetkova, SCIT aluma 2022, finished her WIPO contract which lasted from January to September 2023.