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IUED Institute of Translation and Interpreting

«Today's language professionals are multilingual. They combine creativity and cultural sensitivity with know-how in the field of artificial intelligence. At the IUED we bring all of this together.»

Chantal Wright and Alice Delorme Benites, Co-Directors, IUED Institute of Translation and Interpreting

The Institute of Translation and Interpreting is the ZHAW competence centre for multilingualism and language mediation. We are actively engaged in conducting research, offering degree programmes and continuing education courses and in providing services and consulting in these fields. The Institute was created out of the former Dolmetscherschule Zürich (DOZ), which was founded over 50 years ago. We therefore have the benefit of a long history and extensive experience, which we can draw on to develop strategies for the future.

Our BA in Multilingual Communication and the specialisations in Professional Translation and Conference Interpreting within our MA in Applied Linguistics are practice-focussed degree programmes. At the Bachelor level, students train as communication specialists who can move confidently between different languages, cultures and domains. At the MA level, they acquire the skills and knowledge to become professional translators or conference interpreters.

Our diverse, practice-focussed continuing education programme gives our graduates and anyone interested in communication and language mediation the chance to advance and broaden their expertise.

In our research, we focus on the topics in translation studies, interpreting studies, applied text and discourse linguistics, accessibility studies, human-machine communication and technical communication. We also offer customised services and consulting in these fields.

The IUED is part of a well-established international network. We are a member of CIUTI (international conference of university institutes of translation and interpreting), and we also have close ties with numerous partner institutes and universities in Switzerland and abroad.

Our modern infrastructure combined with a personal atmosphere creates a professional but friendly study and work environment.

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