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Joint Faculty Graduate Open Day

New Centre for Translation Studies (CenTraS) 

6 November 2013

On 1 October, Imperial College London’s Translation Studies Unit moved to UCL’s Faculty of Arts and Humanities.

The newly established Centre for Translation Studies (CenTraS) offers an MSc in Scientific, Medical and Technical Translation with Translation Technology and brings a thriving research community of some 20 PhD students.

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CenTraS joins the UCL School of European Languages, Culture and Society. Staff are based at 50 Gordon Square and most of CenTraS’s postgraduate teaching will take place in a dedicated cluster in Foster Court.

Dr Jorge Díaz-Cintas, Director of CenTraS: “We are very excited about the opportunities that this move to another world-class institution like UCL will bring for us. UCL has a great track record in translation and we have been collaborating with them for many years.”

The Centre brings extensive expertise in translation technology, audio-visual translation and media accessibility.

Professor Jonathan Wolff, Dean of UCL’s Faculty of Arts and Humanities, said: “I'm delighted to welcome the Centre for Translation Studies to UCL. We have been long-standing admirers of their work, and believe that together we will provide world leading expertise in audio-visual, technical and literary translation.”

Amongst other activities, CenTraS is active in the EU-funded project ClipFlair (clipflair.net), which is working on foreign-language learning through interactive re-voicing and captioning of clips, and its MSc is part of the European Masters in Translation (EMT) network.

The Centre also runs a series of seminars, open to the general public, where translation scholars and professionals share their views, latest developments and research findings.