Next month, on 9 February 2011, the University of Leicester’s new Research Centre for Translation and Interpreting Studies will open its doors for the first time. The centre will focus on researching subjects related to translation and interpretation. Additionally, it will also help facilitate the spread of knowledge in the translation community by hosting educational events like seminars and conferences.
In a press release from the University, Professor Kirsten Malmkjær, who will lead the centre, commented:
“I am extremely excited about my new post and looking forward eagerly to establishing translation as an academic discipline at Leicester. The main challenge we face is to establish a distinctive profile within the national and international translation studies community.”