|Centre for Translation and Interpretation Brings International Lime Light to the University of Nairobi|
The Centre for Translation and Interpretation has attracted over 60,000 back links through the United Nations. The Centre maintains close links with the following international organizations: United Nations, European Union, European Commission (SCIC), African Union and University of Geneva.
The Centre for Translation and Interpretation was established in June 2010, it is a regional postgraduate institution based at the University of Nairobi. It was born out of collaboration between the University of Nairobi, the United Nations and the European Union with the mandate to train translators and, conference and community interpreters within the African region.
The Centre for Translation and Interpretation offers two professional MA programmes: MA in Translation and MA in Interpretation. These programmes target to train professional Conference Translators and Conference Interpreters for the African and world market. This centre is the only one of its kind in Eastern and Central Africa. Language combinations offered in these programmes include: English, Kiswahili, French, Arabic, Spanish, German, Portuguese and Chinese. It has one intake every year in October. Applications for the next intake are ongoing.
It collaborates with the United Nations, the European Union, the University of Geneva and five other universities in Africa namely University of Buea, Cameroon, University of Ghana, Legon, Pedagogical University of Maputo, Mozambique and Ain Shams University, Egypt. These collaborations include pedagogical and technical assistance, staff and student mobility and funding.
The Centre is part of the Pan African Masters in Conference Interpretation and Translation (PAMCIT).
The Centre has highly qualified and committed staff drawn from specialized colleagues from other departments of the University as well as highly specialized practitioners of interpreting and translation from the United Nations, the European Union and the University of Geneva.
|Interpreting for Africa|
Thanks to the African Project, a number of centres of excellence providing training in these disciplines have established themselves in Africa. They provide a two-year course at Masters level leading to a Pan-African Masters in Conference Interpreting and Translation.
This initiative aims to help meet the demand in Africa for professionals in these fields. It comes in the wake of similar initiatives to train a new generation of interpreters and translators in Europe, Asia and the United States.
|Interpreting for Africa|
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