Hryhoriy Kochur Department of Translation Studies and Contrastive Studies of the Faculty of Foreign Languages, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv became the first department in this field in Ukraine to have received a grant from the European Society for Translation Studies (EST) enabling to enrich its collection of books with new editions on the theory, history and sociology of translation published in the leading European publishing houses (Routledge, John Benjamins and others).
Due to Iryna Odrekhivska’s, the docent at the department, the department staff led by professor Okasana Dzera had the chance participate and apply for the competition taking into account their requests for certain learning resources.
The department having gone through the technical selection of the competition, the expert panel was taking into consideration the department’s profile, academic achievements and publications of its staff in the foreign periodicals for the last 5 years as well as academic curricula with the detailed description of the courses conducted by the professors.
The official letter on awarding the grant focuses on the department’s professors teaching a range of innovative courses, e.g. “Genre theories of translation”, “Translation and computer technologies”, “Translation and media”, “Audiovisual translation”, “Translation in the social sphere”, etc. They also highlighted the cooperation between the department of translation studies and contrastive linguistics with the international cultural institutions to create a translation workshop in Lviv in 2019 which was held in collaboration with the “Lviv – UNESCO’s city of literature” branch, funded by the city council.
During the last 10 years, departments of such well-known universities as Lisbon University, (Portugal), the University of Tartu (Estonia), the university of Messina (Italy), the Pedagogical university of Cracow, Pázmány Péter Catholic University (Hungary) and others were awarded such kind of a grant.
This grant is bound to present a unique opportunity for both students and professors of the department to work with modern resources and discuss new tendencies in the sphere of translation, literature and intercultural communication which is sure to establish the ground for generating new ideas and working on new research project.
We cordially congratulate the staff of Hryhoriy Kochur Department of Translation Studies and Contrastive Studies on such an outstanding achievement.