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University of Leeds – Center for Translation Studies

The University of Leeds is acclaimed world-wide for the quality of its teaching and research. It is one of the largest universities in the UK with an income of €500m, contributing €1 billion a year to the local economy. Leeds has over 30,000 students (5,000+ from overseas), 700 first-degree programmes and 470 postgraduate degree programmes.

Leeds is a research intensive university which strives to create, advance and disseminate knowledge; develop outstanding graduates and scholars and make a major impact on global society. It is amongst the top ten universities for research in the UK, employing over 3000 researchers. It is famous for its research laboratories, extensive libraries and excellent computing facilities. Its broad research and skills base and superb facilities attract interest from major multinationals and small local businesses alike, and it currently attracts the highest level of industrial funding of any university in the UK.

Many of its research initiatives cross traditional subject boundaries and Leeds currently promotes projects through 58 interdisciplinary centres. The 2008 national Research Assessment Exercise confirmed Leeds as one of the most research intensive Universities in the UK: nine of its departments were ranked in the top five nationally for research excellence, and its overall results confirmed both the University’s position as a leading member of Russell Group of research intensive UK Universities, and that it is on course to achieve its aim of being one of the top 50 global universities by 2015.

Annual research income in 2007/2008 exceeded €120 million of which 8.25% was from EU awards. Actually, the University of Leeds is currently coordinating 23 Framework Programme 7 projects and is a partner in a further 37 successful FP7 projects. Leeds share of the research income from the FP7 programme is over €18.4m. Under FP6, Leeds was involved in over 200 funded projects that were awarded research income of over €60m Euros.

University of Leeds

Department contributing to the project: the Centre for Translation Studies (CTS)

The Centre for Translation Studies (CTS) supports the professional practice of translating and interpreting through its research, consultancy and teaching.

  • Research - The national research review (RAE 2008) found that 80% of CTS research (in Computational Linguistics) was "world leading" or "internationally excellent", with 20 per cent being "recognized internationally".
  • Consultancy – The Centre evaluates clients’ needs in translation technologies and offers training in the use of a wide range of translation tools.
  • Teaching – The centre offers a range of vocationally oriented MAs and Postgraduate Diplomas, all supported by state-of-the-art facilities and contributions from experienced practitioners.

Contact: Serge SHAROFF