University signs agreements to promote French language
18 Nov 2012 - 4:39
Dr Amal Mohammed Al Malki, Executive Director of the Translation and Interpreting Institute, and Regis Dantaux, Cooperation and Cultural Counsellor at the French embassy, signing an agreement.
DOHA: Hamad bin Khalifa University (HBKU) recently signed two memorandums of understanding and an agreement that will promote the French language to its graduate students and to the citizens of Qatar.
HBKU’s collaboration efforts through its Translation and Interpreting Institute (TII), with the Institut Français and Sorbonne Nouvelle University Paris – 3’s Ecole Supérieure d’Interprètes et de Traducteurs (ESIT), will encourage exchange in the cultural and linguistic domains and in the areas of research and higher education.
HBKU’s TII aims to provide Qatar and GCC countries with top-of-the-line translation and interpretation education, training in several languages, as well as high quality translation and interpretation services. TII is also working to raise awareness of the rich contribution of Arab culture in constructing global knowledge in literature, the sciences and art through translation. In addition to these offerings, TII also provides a platform for higher learning through innovative research and is committed to fostering an environment based on scholarly excellence.
“Such agreements with highly prestigious international institutions help the Translation and Interpreting Institute in realising its vision of providing top-class education for translators and interpreters and contributing to the growth of the knowledge-based economy,” said Dr Amal Mohammed Al Malki, Executive Director of the Translation and Interpreting Institute.
We aim to build the linguistic and cultural capacity from within and build a caliber of professionals and researchers in the fields of Translation and Interpreting, and to do so we collaborate with prominent colleges and universities, such as ESIT, to exchange best practices and expertise,” she further said.
The agreements will further TII’s services, expertise and offerings in areas related to French language and culture. TII will accomplish this by working with the Institut Français du Qatar to promote linguistic and cultural exchange within the Arab and expatriate French communities in Qatar. The Institut Français du Qatar, is the official French government centre of language and culture in Qatar, one of 150 French institutes worldwide.