A delegation of 25 officials from Indonesia’s Ministry of State Secretariat is visiting Monash to develop capability in translation and interpreting as part of the Australian Government’sAustralia Awards Fellowship program. The Ministry of State Secretariat (Republic of Indonesia) provides technical, administrative and analytical support to the President and to the Vice-President.
The new 10-week interactive program was developed by the Monash Sustainability Institute (MSI) in partnership with the School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics (SLLCL). The visiting fellows, who are drawn from across the Indonesian archipelago, are responsible for providing translation and interpreting services to various Indonesian government agencies.
The MSI’s Dr Paul McShane said the Institute’s work in knowledge management had prompted the initiative.
“Language offers a window to culture and aligning culture and policy is important in promoting sustainable development,” he said. “Links to key Indonesian agencies through this program will reinforce MSI’s and Indonesia’s shared interests in linking research to policy, for example in responding to climate change.”
Monash is the only Australian university to be a member of Conference Internationale d’Instituts Universitaires de Traducteurs et Interpretes (CIUTI), the world’s oldest and most prestigious international association of tertiary institutions offering degrees in translation and interpreting. It is also the only Australian university to be listed on the directory of the International Association of Conference Interpreters.
Head of SLLCL Associate Professor Rita Wilson welcomed the opportunity to engage with Indonesia.
“Our school offers professional training in translation and interpreting targeted to the Government of Indonesia’s needs,” she said. “A combination of theoretically informed seminars and practical workshops with Australian Government departments and industry partners will provide real-world opportunities for the fellows to develop their skills. While the Indonesian fellows learn from us, we will gain a deeper understanding of the socio-cultural aspects of language services across the archipelago in Indonesia, reinforcing the international reach of our school.”
The current program is expected to be the first of many supported by an enduring collaboration between Monash University and Indonesia. The Indonesian fellows are at Monash until the end of August.
Oscar Schwartz wins The Lifted Brow Prize
Oscar Schwartz – currently undertaking a PhD in the Literary and Cultural Studies program – … Continue reading Oscar Schwartz wins The Lifted Brow Prize
Double Master in Translation student writes about her internship in France and her passion for words
One of the double master students currently undertaking an internship in France as part of … Continue reading Double Master in Translation student writes about her internship in France and her passion for words
New agreement signed between T&I Studies and global company Oncall
Monash Translation and Interpreting Studies program has recently signed a new agreement with the global … Continue reading New agreement signed between T&I Studies and global company Oncall
Internship agreement signed between T&I Studies and the international organisation CCAMLR
The Translation and Interpreting Studies program has recently signed an internship agreement with the CCAMLR, … Continue reading Internship agreement signed between T&I Studies and the international organisation CCAMLR
Video: Derek Attridge on Kafka and Coetzee
The Question of character in Modernist Fiction: Kafka and Coetzee Derek Attridge 19 November 2014 … Continue reading Video: Derek Attridge on Kafka and Coetzee
Launch of journal special issue edited by Monash LLCL academic
Associate Professor Millicent (Slobodanka) Vladiv-Glover, of Monash’s School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics, has … Continue reading Launch of journal special issue edited by Monash LLCL academic
Warwick Prize for Writing opens for nominations
The 2015 Warwick Prize for Writing has opened for nominations and for the first time … Continue reading Warwick Prize for Writing opens for nominations
LLCL Public Seminar Recordings 2014
The School of LLCL runs public seminars across a range of disciplines. Recordings of selected … Continue reading LLCL Public Seminar Recordings 2014
The Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowships
The Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowships, sponsored by the Readings Foundation, offer support to emerging … Continue reading The Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowships
Linguists recognised by Indonesian government
International recognition of the calibre of Monash translation experts was demonstrated by a recent visit … Continue reading Linguists recognised by Indonesian government
LLCL Honours student’s short story to be published in Award Winning Australian Writing 2014
Many congratulations to current LLCL Honours student Leah McIntosh, who won the award for the … Continue reading LLCL Honours student’s short story to be published in Award Winning Australian Writing 2014
Three reviews of recent theatre and film
LLCL Honours student Patricia Tobin is a regular writer for SCREEN ArtsHub. Here are links … Continue reading Three reviews of recent theatre and film