Translation Studies

Translation will play an increasingly key role in informing the world about sustainable development. Global challenges such as education, innovation and technology, justice, social inclusion and gender equality have resonance in translation practices, policies, as well as in scientific research on translation. By supporting cultural and linguistic diversity translation is vital to sustainable development and will increasingly become instrumental in achieving a better future for all.

Translation in the 21st century and the challenge of sustainable development

Event organised in collaboration with the European Commission

The themes debated in the course of the Summer School will be related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and particularly: quality education; industry and innovation; gender equality; reducing inequalities; peace, justice and strong institutions (cfr.

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Translation’s involvement in these topics is more and more noticeable, and themes such as professional ethics, the social and political responsibility of translation or the impact of technological innovation are just a few examples. The Summer School will therefore provide up-to-date analyses on these topics and stimulate reflections on translation’s contribution to a better future for all.


Dates and schedule

Lessons and workshops are scheduled from June 24th to 28th, 2019, for a total of 30 hours of lectures and seminars. All activities will be in English.

Programme Director

Prof. Mirella Agorni, Ca' Foscari University of Venice

Keynote Lecturers


The Summer school is addressed to national and international PhD students, research fellows (assegnisti), MA graduates and MA students (2nd year) in Translation Studies and Modern Languages, translation teachers and trainers, and professional translators, for a maximum of 30 participants. 10 places are reserved for students and researchers from Ca' Foscari University of Venice.

Should the applications exceed the number of reserved places, priority will be given to students and researchers from the Academic field "Area 10" (Antiquities, philology, literary studies, art history). For the remaining places, priority will be given to participants enrolled in the AIA 2019 Summer School on Translation studies.

University students can be awarded academic credits in accordance with the indications provided by the head of studies for the respective degree programmes (Collegio didattico).


Shared accommodation in Venice's city centre at a student residence (shared double or triple room) can be reserved through the SIE (Domus Civica or Residenza San Tomà). Students will be required to contact the accommodation provider for confirmation and payment following programme confirmation. For specific needs or requests please let us know well in advance; requests may incur additional costs. 

  • €30 double or triple room per night
  • €35 single room per night

Reservations will be made for check-in on the Sunday before the programme starts, and check-out the Saturday after the programme finishes. Please note that prices are approximate and will be confirmed once the booking has been reserved.


The event is organised in collaboration with the European Commission and is free of cost for all participants. Applicants are required to register before May 31st by filling out the registration form online

Following the application deadline you will be sent an email confirming your place. Following this confirmation email students who have reserved accommodation will be contacted with details on how to confirm the booking.

All participants will have access to the University Wifi network in all University buildings (including at the libraries and the cafeterias).

Last update: 17/04/2019