New Initiative to Boost Arab Translators’ Skills

DUBAI – Professional Arab translators will get an opportunity to go in for a Master’s degree in translation from top regional universities under an initiative announced by the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation
on Sunday.

By (Wam)

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Published: Tue 21 Jul 2009, 12:11 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 7:59 PM

The initiative is part of the ‘Turjuman’ programme, which aims at boosting the translation industry across the Arab world by honing the professional skills of translators and equipping them with the latest tools and techniques for enhancing the quality and volume of translated works.

The Foundation has signed a deal with the American University of Sharjah to offer scholarships for Master’s degrees in translation to deserving Arab translators.

The Foundation has also signed similar agreements with the Algiers-based High Institute for Translation and the Jordanian University in Amman.

Other leading regional institutes and universities are expected to join the programme soon.

Ali Al Shaali, director of Publishing-Culture Section in the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation, said: “The Foundation is keen to work closely with its strategic partners including leading regional universities to achieve our over-arching goal of boosting the knowledge capabilities across the Arab world.

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