The Translation and Interpreting Institute (TII) held an orientation event on Saturday, September 15, welcoming students to its first MA programme in Translation Studies (MATS).
The students were warmly welcomed by Dr Amal Mohammed Al-Malki, TII’s Executive Director, Dr Moneera Al-Ghadir, Director of Postgraduate Studies and Research, and MATS faculty members.
The event included a tour of TII’s cutting-edge facilities at its new quarters in Awsaj Academy, part of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development. The facilities include interpreting labs, self-study labs, and multimedia labs, as well as lecture and seminar rooms equipped with the latest audiovisual equipment.
The first day of classes on Sunday, September 16 prompted high levels of excitement and enthusiasm among students and faculty members alike as they looked forward to working together
With its distinguished international team of faculty and staff, TII offers a Master’s degree in Translation Studies. This provides students with theoretical and practical translation competencies in the areas of business and commerce, science and technology, literature, and media.
TII is part of Hamad bin Khalifa University, and aims to become an international centre of excellence for the study of translation, interpreting, and languages. It offers a comprehensive range of translation and language activities unique to the GCC region, including postgraduate degrees in translation and interpreting, high-level language training, and quality translation and interpreting services.
The Institute consists of a Postgraduate Studies section, a Research Center, a Language Center, and a Professional Services section, which together organise a wide range of international and local events throughout the year, including many that are open to the public.