Monday, 12 November 2012

Free event at the European Commission, London

From Angeliki Petrits at the European Commission's representation in the UK:

We will be holding a talk on the IT tools used by European Commission translators at 14.30 on Wednesday 28 November at the EC Representation in the UK (Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London, SW1P 3 EU). Please find below more information on the presentation and details of how to register for the presentation.

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Translation is one of the largest translation service in the world and produces over 2 million pages of translation per year. Markus Foti will present the tools and resources the European Commission provides for its translators to help them deal with this workload, from CAT tools to databases, and especially the Commission’s in-house machine translation project.

A translator for 13 years, Markus recently made the jump to the machine translation project, where he is supposed to bridge the gap between translators’ needs and IT technicians’ plans.

To attend this free presentation, please register in advance by e-mailing Agnieszka.PIELA at putting "IT and translation" in the subject field.

PhD funding at the University of Edinburgh

In 2013, the University of Edinburgh will have an AHRC award for a student doing a PhD in Translation Studies.

Awards are normally for three years but students who have already started their PhD may apply for awards for the remaining one or two years of their study. The closing date for applications is 15th February 2013.

These awards cover tuition fees for a maximum of three years' tuition fees at the Home/EU rate, as well as an annual maintenance stipend of about £13,300, payable in equal monthly instalments, for a maximum of three years.

Applicants must have applied and been accepted for study and must complete a separate application form.
AHRC awards are for home/UK students. European Union students may apply to this funding body for fees only.
Overseas students are not eligible to apply for these awards.

Further information on student eligibility is below.

Or on the Translation Studies Graduate Programme page: