The Translation Studies Research Community (TRAST) of the University of Helsinki gathers researchers working on translation and interpreting studies, terminology, and translation technology. Translation and interpretation have a significant role in society. For example, translation and interpretation are essential components of language policy and contribute to the achievement of linguistic rights. Literary translations and translations of nonfictional texts have an important impact on the development of written language, literature, and culture and society as a whole. Through our research, we aim at improving translation and interpreting quality, highlighting the importance of translation and interpreting in contemporary society, and ensuring translator and interpreter education of high quality. Our research is multidisciplinary and combines translation studies with other relevant fields such as literary studies, linguistics, sociology, semiotics, cognitive science, language technology, and digital humanities.
Translation Studies Research Community
Our research aims at understanding different linguistic, sociological, technological, and professional phenomena related to translation and...
The translation studies team at the University of Helsinki represents various fields of translation and interpreting studies and several...
XVIII Symposium on Translation and Interpreting Studies (KäTu2020) postponed until spring 2021
(Updated March 12, 2020) KäTu2020 postponed until spring 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic
Seminar in honour of Professor Liisa Tiittula
Invitation to a seminar in honour of Professor Liisa Tiittula on Friday, 26 October 2018. The seminar is held in Finnish and German.
Research visits abroad
Research visits at the University of Granada and at the University of Montepellier
Translation Studies Research seminar sessions in English
Most sessions of the Translation Studies Research Seminar are held in Finnish. However, English is used in the following two sessions in autumn...