Conférence internationale permanente d'instituts universitaires de traducteurs et interprètes Excellence in T&I training and research

Questions & Answers

All you ever wanted to know about CIUTI...

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.