Translation Studies Unit joins UCL
1 October 2013
Imperial College London and University College London today announced the move of Imperial's Translation Studies Unit to UCL's Faculty of Arts and Humanities.
The move sees the Unit capitalise on its existing long-term collaboration with translation experts from the Faculty, allowing it greater scope to develop its research and education activities in the future, and follows a review of its activities by the College in 2013.
As of this week the Unit officially joins the UCL School of European Languages, Culture and Society. The School is internationally renowned and promotes exchange and interaction between specialisms across the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.
Dr Jorge Díaz-Cintas, Head of the Translation Studies Unit, said: "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. We are really looking forward to working with our new colleagues to make sure that translation continues to be as highly successful in our new home as it has been at Imperial during the last 12 years."
Professor Jonathan Wolff, Dean of UCL's Faculty of Arts and Humanities, said: "I'm delighted to welcome the Translation Studies Unit to UCL. We have been long-standing admirers of their work, and believe that together we will provide world leading expertise in audiovisual, technical and literary translation. When this is combined with UCL's unique expertise in modern languages it will truly reinforce UCL's standing as London's Global University."
Professor Debra Humphris, Pro Rector (Education) at Imperial said: "This move draws the TSU into a greater critical mass of translation expertise and enables it to go from strength to strength in the future. We wish all of the Unit's members the very best in their future work."
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