Department of Translation Studies, School of French,
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
The Department of Translation Studies of the School of French was established in 1993, its main object being Translation Theory and Practice; its study programme was initiated in the academic year 1997-98. The establishment of the Department of Translation was deemed essential due to the development of the science of translation on an international level, and the increasing demand for qualified translators in the Greek and European labour market.
The main educational and research objectives of the Department are the following:
- to provide theoretical and practical training to students at the School of French in the field of translation,
- to promote research and theoretical thinking in the fields of translation studies, intercultural mediation, automated language processing and computational linguistics (fields directly related to translation and its technological requirements),
- to connect students of the Translation Department at the School of French with the labour market, and reversely to inform professional translators about the latest developments in the field, and potentially provide training.
At present, the Department of Translation employs 4full-time DEP (Teaching & Research Staff) members, 1 part-time DEP member and 2 Special Teaching Fellows.