May 4, 2018

Technical Communication - Day

New Competences and Standards in Technical Communication

The Senate Hall of the University Politehnica of Bucharest hosted a multiplier event on May 4 within the framework of Erasmus and project, acronym TecCOM Frame.

The first part of the event was mainly meant to address university professors, academics and students. It was intended to disseminate the project’s results while at the same time leading a discussion based on the usefulness of its implementation in Romanian universities.

The keynote speech was held by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yvonne Ceary from Ireland, a member of the project consortium, who presented TecCOM Frame and its impact for Technical Communication education in Europe. The other three contributors from Romanian universities in the fields of economics, philology and engineering studies were Prof. Dr. Laura Muresan, Assoc. Prof.  Dr. Ioana-Hermine Fierbinteanu and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Voichita Alexandra Ghenghea. The latter was also another member of the project consortium, referred to good practices in their universities and opened the discussion session. 

The second part was primarily intended for professionals in the field of Technical Writing/Technical Documentation and included two equally interesting presentation. The lecture by Prof. Dr. Annely Rothkegel dealt with the question how to cope with data in a better “data culture” in companies. The other one held by Maria Nedelcu, a professional Technical Writer, was about the use of style guides.

All these presentations were followed by lively discussions which showed the interest of the numerous audience attending the one day event at the University Politehnica of Bucharest. This event was a premiere in Bucharest, organized as a joint event by TecCOM Frame and the country organization tekom Romania, which supported the project from the beginning.