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November 13, 2013

HBKU’S TII Welcomes MATS Class Of 2015

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HBKU-logo-large-qatarisbooming.com-640x480.jpgHamad Bin Khalifa University’s Translation and Interpreting Institute (TII) organized a student orientation program in September to welcome onboard its new class of 2015 inducted into its Master's degree program for Translation Studies (MATS).

Dr Amal Mohammed Al-Malki, Executive Director of TII addressed the new students, saying, “TII has started with a clear vision to create a hub for the teaching and training of translation, interpreting, and foreign language. Today I invite you to join us in realizing this vision. TII has become a reality through determination and hard work. If there is one thing that describes TII’s community, it is indeed hard work.”

Eighteen students have been chosen to join the MATS class of 2015; one international and seventeen local residents. A number of students received scholarships as well.

Dr Moneera Al-Ghadeer, Director of Postgraduate Studies and Research stated: "New students may encounter difficulty in reading philosophical concepts that are derived from other cultural contexts, but it is reading theory carefully in relation to the self, the other, and the world that would make it possible to understand theoretical texts.”

TII consists of a Postgraduate Studies section, a Research Center, a Language Center, and a Professional Services section. It organizes a wide range of international and local events throughout the year, many of which are open to the public.

To read the full article on TII’s website, please click here.