The University of Antwerp is an internationally oriented research university with a student body of 20.000, whereof 16% are international students. It is characterised by its high standards in education, internationally competitive research and entrepreneurial approach. It offers 33 Bachelor, 86 Master, 32 Advanced Master and 27 postgraduate degrees – all Bologna compliant – organised in 9 faculties, 48 centres and 20 institutes. 24 programmes are entirely taught in English. Doctoral programmes are available in all faculties. ECTS is fully implemented in all study programmes. UAntwerp boasts 9 Research Centres of Excellence and counts several internationally renowned research groups. Concerning its educational policy UAntwerp focuses on 4 domains: the nexus between education/research, competence-based training, activation of the student and internationalisation.
UAntwerp has extensive experience in the management of international cooperation projects both in research and education. The University has participated successfully in all European educational programmes, both as coordinator and partner: Socrates/Lifelong learning (mobility, IPs, Curriculum development, Grundtvig, Lingua, Comenius), Leonardo, Tempus (MEDA/TACIS/CARDS countries), Asia-link, Alfa and Alban, Edulink, Erasmus Mundus Action 1, Erasmus Mundus Action 2, Jean Monnet (holder of different chairs), Tuning, EU/US Atlantis. Since 2009 the International Relations Office has coordinated 6 Erasmus Mundus Action 2 projects. The Faculty of Arts has extensive experience with several ERC projects, a EU Citizenship project (7th Framework Programme) and a Marie Curie ITN. The longstanding managerial experience in mobility schemes and in European and international projects makes the University of Antwerp and our faculty a reliable partner in international cooperation.
Department of Translation and Linguistics
The Department of Applied Linguistics/Translators and Interpreters boasts one of the few European courses in live intralingual subtitling, which includes a limited amount of interlingual live. The course is taught as part of the Department’s Master in Interpreting by Anthony Van Hoey, professional from the commercial broadcaster VTM (Vlaamse televisiemaatschappij/ Flemish Television Company) , who is also a former student of the department. Earlier the course was taught by Veerle Haverhals, also a former student, who is now head of subtitling at the same broadcaster. In addition, TricS, the Department research group, has a long-standing tradition in audiovisual translation and media access research, including research in intralingual live subtitling, which was conducted in collaboration with the Flemish Public Broadcaster VRT and funded through local projects. UAntwerp also organised the third International Symposium on Live Subtitling with Respeaking in 2011, and “Unlimited!”, the first international symposium on accessible live events in 2016.