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Department of Translation Studies

Here you will find information about:

  • undergraduate and postgraduate programmes
  • our principal research fields
  • extracurricular courses
  • study resources, available facilities and everything students need to know

Who we are and what we do

The Department of Translation Studies, or ITAT, is devoted to excellence in research and translator and interpreter education. Translation is understood in the widest possible sense and involves all forms of transcultural and intracultural text production. It includes:

  • technical, legal and literary translation
  • dubbing and subtitling of films
  • software localisation
  • technical documentation for different user groups
  • conference interpreting
  • court interpreting
  • community interpreting

for Arabic, Austrian Sign Language, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Russian, Slovene, Spanish, and Turkish.


Focus on South-Eastern Europe

The Department of Translation Studies contributes to the university’s research focus on South-Eastern Europe, examining linguistic, socio-cultural and historical aspects associated with the region. This focus is reflected both in the languages offered at the Department language offer and its close cooperation with universities in Croatia (Osjek, Zagreb), Hungary (Pécs), Macedonia (Skopje) and Slovenia (Ljubljana, Maribor). Every year, the Department welcomes many students from these countries underlining its reputation as a leading institution for translator and interpreter training.





The ITAT is a member of CIUTI.

Head of Department

Univ.-Prof. Dr.phil.

Stefan Baumgarten

Phone:+43 316 380 - 2670

Associate Head of Department

Univ.-Prof. Dr.phil.

Sebnem Bahadir-Berzig

Phone:+43 316 380 - 2671

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