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« Reply #15 on: December 15, 2011, 17:24:21 PM »

It makes a mockery of the very concept of a university or degree.
Agreed, but degrees offered in Afrikaans is the same to a certain extent - I studied with people who completed their degree in Afrikaans and who struggle terribly to find work because they don't know the appropriate terminology etc. in the international arena.  Obtaining a University qualification and being able to use it are two different things.  Undecided

By "degree in Afrikaans," do you mean a degree with Afrikaans as major subject, or a degree done through the medium of Afrikaans?

Afrikaans as academic language seems to be quite a contentious issue at the moment, with lots of Afrikaners bitterly complaining about the anglification of Afrikaans universities like US and UP. It seems to me silly, for precisely the reason you point out. No researcher in his right mind would dream of publishing his research papers in any other language than English, because if he does, who the hell will read them? He could discover a warp drive or a cure for AIDS, and nobody would notice.

Now I do wonder what the medium of instruction is in European countries like Germany or Sweden? Does anyone know? Whatever it is, German and Swedish scientists surely have no choice but to learn English.

We should be grateful: in another few decades it's going to be Mandarin... :-)

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