Department of Translation and Interpreting Studies

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    Bar-Ilan University, The Fred and Barbara Kort Language Studies Building (1004)

    5290002 Ramat-Gan


Organization profile

Organization profile

The Department of Translation and Interpreting Studies is the only one in Israel to offer an MA, PhD and professional certificate programs in translation and interpreting studies. Since 2017, the department is a member of the International Doctorate in Translation Studies network, which promotes the research and teaching of translation in doctoral programs worldwide.  


The skill-oriented translation and interpreting courses focus on translation both out of and into the mother tongue, with particular attention to richness of expression, effective use of resources, efficient retrieval of information and an ever-broader knowledge base in areas for which translations and interpreting are often needed.

The theoretical background courses include seminars in such topics as literary translation, the translation of humor, intercultural communication, pragmatics, court and community interpreting, translation in history, intralingual translation, translation and ideology, and translation and technology.

The Department of Translation and Interpreting Studies prides itself on its faculty, which consists of established translators and interpreters and world-renowned scholars in the discipline of Translation Studies. A particularly strong commitment to teaching has garnered our department in recent years three university-wide Faculty Awards for Excellence in Teaching.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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