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.
Cooperation between universities and the profession in the translator training curriculum: Issues of testing, assessing, and quality assurance
The title of the 2014 CIUTI Forum was “Pooling Academic Excellence with Entrepreneurship for New Partnerships”, a title that is well in line with current developments in the area of translator1 training, i.e. further professionalisation of the curriculum. The latter has become/is becoming apparent from a number of aspects such as:
1. the formulation of quality standards for the training curriculum, e.g. at MA level in the framework of EMT (the European Master’s in Translation), with special attention for professional competences, and practical translation work,
2. greater emphasis in accreditations on employability of graduates, as well as on testing, assessing, and quality assurance,
3. the Europe-wide project OPTIMALE (“Optimising Professional Translator Training in a Multilingual Europe”) in which 70 training institutes for translation and interpreting throughout Europe collaborated on a number of objectives ← 293 | 294 → including “… monitor market and societal needs and professional requirements and standards relevant to translator education and training …”2, as well as
4. the fact that more and more training institutions incorporate entrepreneurship in their curricula in a variety of ways or plan to do so.
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