Pooling Academic Excellence with Entrepreneurship for New Partnerships
Edited By Martin Forstner, Hannelore Lee-Jahnke and Mingjiong Chai
This volume contains contributions in English, French, German and Italian.
A Prospective Center of translation at PNU
This paper’s focus is translation and interpretation in education and workforce fields. Its subject is the translation industry in Saudi Arabia and the need for qualified translation centers. There is a demand at universities to open new colleges and departments and some of the majors do not have enough references in Arabic. As this paper is concerned mainly with the academic part of translation I find Princess Noura University (PNU) an ideal model to establish a translation center. The paper will discuss a prospective center of translation at PNU and its work scope and targets.
Translation is an art and science, also a tool of communication. Since ancient time, man has acknowledged the importance of translators in sending and receiving the right message. Almost all civilizations appreciated the translators and were in the company of decision makers. They were and still are needed to convey the messages, conditions and terms between states. Those who master more than one language were highly appreciated and sought.
However, new civilization and sciences are born from the old ones and built on them as the knowledge is a cumulative entity. Some civilizations were mysterious and difficult to acknowledge until their languages were traced and deciphered like the ancient hieroglyph language.
Historically speaking, civilizations are built on their precedents. Qualified translators were engaged in translating the older knowledge to the new one which has a different tongue, that...
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