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Belgium’s Largest University Partners with MadCap Software to Provide Students with Tools and Expertise for Delivering Modern Localized Documentation

La Jolla, CA and Leuven, Belgium – June 28, 2016 – The University of Leuven (KU Leuven) is partnering with MadCap Software to provide students pursuing a certificate in the Postgraduate Program in Specialized Translation with the tools and skills to thrive in a competitive workforce.

MadCap Flare is the most advanced technical authoring and multi-channel publishing software for delivering content across print, Web, desktop and mobile channels. MadCap Lingo computer-assisted translation (CAT) software offers a translation workflow management solution that improves translation efficiency and streamlines the authoring and localization workflow. Utilizing these two fully integrated products, KU Leuven students will now have the opportunity to strengthen their authoring, translation, and localization knowledge to support the growing demand for technical communication professionals and deliver documentation in users’ language of choice.

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Promoting Localization Best Practices

KU Leuven is Belgium’s largest university and one of the oldest and most renowned universities in Europe. The school’s professors are integrating MadCap Flare and MadCap Lingo into their Introduction to Software Localization course, which is part of the Postgraduate Program in Specialized Translation. Taught by both KU Leuven professors and guest teachers in the translation and localization industry, the course will enable students to gain first-hand experience in using translation technology to address the localization and specialized translation issues faced with software documentation today.

We chose to use MadCap Flare and MadCap Lingo because, to our knowledge, it is the only environment that integrates authoring, translation, and document management,” said Iulianna van der Lek-Ciudin, research associate, KU Leuven. “By introducing these integrated software products into our program, we hope to raise awareness of technical communication as a profession among students and graduates, as well as give them the skills to support global companies’ demands for delivering software documentation in multiple languages.”

“We are thrilled to work with the University of Leuven in providing students with the chance to learn authoring, publishing, translation and localization best practices using MadCap Flare and MadCap Lingo.” said Anthony Olivier, MadCap founder and CEO. “The mission of our MadCap Scholar Program is to provide students with the tools to enhance their skill sets and better position them for the workforce. Through our partnership with KU Leuven, we are extending our commitment to empower students to meet the real-world challenges of technical communications in a global market.”

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; training, including the MAD Certification Test for teachers and professors; and discounts on software for current students. For more detail, visit www.madcapsoftware.com/education/scholar-program.aspx.

About University of Leuven

Founded in 1425, The University of Leuven (KU Leuven) is the oldest and largest university in Belgium. As one of the most prestigious and renowned universities in Europe, KU Leuven offers a wide variety of programs and courses that emphasizes research-focused methods and the use of state-of-the-art technology. Learn more about the University of Leuven at www.kuleuven.be.

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.

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