University of Warsaw

University of Warsaw (UW) was established in 1816 and is a public research-oriented HEI, Poland’s largest and finest university. From its beginning, UW has played a major role in the intellectual, political, and cultural life of Poland, and is recognized worldwide as a leading academic centre in Central Europe.

UW has 21 faculties, 31 independent teaching and research units; 47,600 students (incl. 3,200 PhD), 3,400 post-diploma learners; 7,100 staff incl. 3,500 researchers/teachers; 150 study programs in Humanities, Earth, Social, Natural Sciences at first/second/third cycles (Bachelor/Master /Doctoral levels), 5-year Master studies in Law and Psychology; 23 degree programs in English; 25 Joint Master Programs; hundreds of courses in foreign languages, vocational training, e-learning and summer education.

UW participates actively in EU programmes: a) LifeLong Learning Programme, incl. Erasmus+ (Mobility project: 2,350 outg.& incoming mobilities in 2015/16, budget – 3,700,000 EUR); b) Erasmus Mundus (A1 – 2 projects ADVANCES, GEM; A2 – 31 projects with HEIs from Asia, Russia, Middle East, Latin America, coordinating 4 projects SIGMA/ SIGMA Agile – Western Balkans; SALAM/SALAM 2 – Iran, Iraq, Yemen); c) in research – it is the most active Polish HEI (99 projects within 7th FP and 25 projects within Horizon 2020 in natural sciences, IT, mathematics, economy, sociology, chemistry, technology transfer, psychology, modern languages). UW is also a member of international associations and networks, i.e. EUA, EUF, UNICA, HUMANE, NOHA, BSRUN.


The quality of education assurance and enhancement system at UW is built with the observance of the autonomy and specific character of the UW units in the conviction that high quality is strengthened by self-evaluation, dialogue, cooperation, support and popularisation of the best and most effective solutions. Research on the conditions of education and recommendation of the actions influencing the enhancement of QA are conducted regularly by the University Team, Faculty Teams and Unit Teams for Quality of Education Assurance.



Institute of Applied Linguistics

The Institute of Applied Linguistics at the University of Warsaw (ILS UW) has led the first and only Polish project on live subtitling with respeaking, funded by the National Science Centre (NCN): “Respeaking – process, competences, quality”. Using a complex experimental study (which included measuring participants’ cognitive load by monitoring their brain activity with electroencephalography and their visual attention with eye tracking, as well as conducting working memory capacity tests and proof-reading task), we studied the competences of interpreters, translators and subtitlers required to become respeakers. The results of the study will be used to inform the current project. Apart from leading the respeaking project, ILS UW is the oldest translator and interpreting training institution in Poland, with extensive experience in training not only interpreters and translators, but also subtitlers.

Equipped with professional infrastructure and expertise to train novice interpreters, translators and subtitlers, ILS UW is the only university department in Poland which introduced live subtitling with respeaking in its curriculum. The Institute is a member of a number of international cooperation and exchange networks promoting professional recognition and best practice. These include the EMT Network (European Master’s in Translation), the EMCI (European Master’s in Translation) and CIUTI (Conférence Internationale permanente d’Instituts Universitaires de Traducteurs et Interprètes). These networks will be used to expand and increase the dissemination and sustainability of ILSA’s results.



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