What is CIUTI?
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.
What does CIUTI do?
- CIUTI organizes an open annual Forum where training institutions, industry partners and international organizations meet and discuss the state and future of T and I
- CIUTI organizes train the trainer programmes for participants from T and I institutions worldwide
- CIUTI awards an annual prize to the best Master dissertation submitted at one of its member institutions
- CIUTI entertains close contacts with major employers in T and I
- CIUTI organizes an annual General Assembly (members only) to promote networking between its members.
How does CIUTI relate to other international organizations?
CIUTI entertains close contacts with the United Nations, the European Commission, the European Parliament and many international and national professional organizations around the world. Some of them have become Associate Members of the organization.
How does CIUTI relate to EMT?
CIUTI shares the goal of the European Union’s EMT network of improving the employability of T&I graduates by promoting good training. CIUTI was established in 1960, EMT was initiated in 2009. While EMT only has members from the EU, the CIUTI membership is truly global. EMT admission standards focus on employability, while CIUTI has always required that its members provide not only excellent training and employability but also progress in T&I research. Hence, CIUTI’s motto “Excellence in T&I Training and Research”.
Who can apply for CIUTI membership?
Only institutions offering sustainable T & I degrees at master level are eligible for CIUTI membership. Single programmes are not eligible. CIUTI membership is not open to individual scholars or professionals.
Who can become an Associate member?
Professional organizations and major employers in T and I can be considered for Associate membership.
Can individuals become a member of CIUTI?
As an organization promoting cooperation between institutions, CIUTI does not allow individual members.
Why should my institution become a member of CIUTI?
- Because CIUTI is the only global organization for T and I institutions
- Because CIUTI offers great networking opportunities with high quality training partners
- Because CIUTI promotes training that is both research-based and professionally oriented
- Because CIUTI has close relations to the professional world, among others through its associate members
- Because CIUTI has members in four continents
- Because CIUTI opens up further possibilities for exchanges (students and staff)
- Because CIUTI provides a forum for the discussion of curriculum and training issues
- Because only institutions meeting rigorous quality standards are admitted as members, and CIUTI membership is therefore a quality label.
Who runs CIUTI?
CIUTI is a not for profit organization set up under Belgian law. Representatives from the member institutions constitute the General Assembly, which elects a Council from among its members. The Council is elected for three years and operates as the executive of the organization.
How is CIUTI financed?
CIUTI is a not for profit organization which is financed mainly through annual membership fees. Currently the fee stands at 350 EUR.
Who do I need to contact for information about becoming a member?
Information about becoming a member is available here, on the CIUTI website, under Join CIUTI. The Secretary General serves as first point of contact for additional questions.
How can I get to know more about CIUTI?
The CIUTI-Forum publications provide an overview of some of the issues CIUTI has been working on over the past 10 years. If you wish to get in touch with representatives from CIUTI and its members, you can attend the annual CIUTI Forum (link), which is open to all, free of charge.