CIUTI Conference in Melbourne 3-5 June 2019

CIUTI is an international association of institutions of Higher Education offering master degrees in translation and interpreting, founded in 1960. The partners form a network for cooperation with the aim of furthering quality in training and research, thus enhancing the employability of their graduates.

The Conférence internationale permanente d'instituts universitaires de traducteurs et interprètes or CIUTI is the world’s oldest and most prestigious international association of university institutes with translation and interpreting programs.

 “Excellence in Training and research”


Melbourne’s Monash University is Australia’s only full member of the CIUTI. Membership requires fulfilment of strict quality criteria and enables participating universities are to demonstrate they are able to meet the quality standards set by CIUTI for T&I training and research.

Monash University Translating and Interpreting Studies Program, (Faculty of Arts) are very proud to announce that the CIUTI conference for 2019 is be held in Melbourne. 

The conference will targeted at the industry at large, not just the academic community.

Bridging the Divide between Theory and Practice: Innovative Research and Training Strategies in Translation and Interpreting Studies.

As international contacts in all spheres of life continue to increase, so does the complexity of language and intercultural communication. Globalization and advances in technology have profoundly affected the T&I sector, influencing how we think about and practise translation and interpreting. This international interdisciplinary conference aims to map the changing landscape of the field and examine paths for the development and consolidation of the traditional roles of interpreters and translators, as key strategic players in cultural exchange, social development and in the establishment of knowledge-based societies

A Call for Papers

The Call for Papers is currently open for the CIUTI Conference 2019 in Melbourne.

Monash University, Caulfield Campus, Melbourne, 3-5 June 2019


Conference organisers:

The conference organisers are; Professor Rita Wilson, Dr Marc Orlando, Mr Alex Avella


The conference seeks to provide a forum for T&I academics, trainers and educators, professionals, and industry representatives to share innovative ideas on how to strengthen the interface between research and practice in the field of translation and interpreting studies. 

Contributions are invited which encourage interdisciplinary dialogue between scholars, practitioners and the industry at large, in the form of individual papers, themed panels or round tables. 

Topics for papers and panels may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Interdisciplinary research design; co-created research projects (with industry/community groups)
  • Translation and Interpreting competence vs Translator and Interpreter competence
  • Innovative pedagogical practices
  • The impact of digital and technological developments: online communities and practices; machine translation; remote interpreting; corpus-based studies
  • Inter-modal translation and adaptation
  • Cultural and literary translation in the digital age
  • Translation and the media
  • The evolving identity and role of the professional translator/interpreter in the 21st Century
  • Certification, standards and norms in T&I
  • Graduate employability in today’s workplaces and markets
  • Migration, multilingualism and T&I policies


Additional  information

Abstracts for papers (appprox. 250 words) or panel proposals (which should include the title of the panel as well as title and abstracts for each of the individual papers) should be submitted to

Email:  CIUTI-2019@monash.edu by 30 September 2018. 

Please include a biographical statement of no more than 100 words. 

Presentations should not exceed 20 minutes. Audiovisual facilities will be available.

Monash University's Professor Marc Orlando was recently elected on the CIUTI Conseil for the next three years and now holds the position as one of the three Vice-Presidents on the Conseil. 

CIUTI website 


Published: 06/07/2018