The TS Doc working group on the integration of doctoral programmes in translation studies was set up in December 2007 on the initiative of Yves Gambier. TS Doc gave itself the tasks to draw a map of institutions that educate future translation scholars, collect and disseminate data, and set up a forum for the exchange of ideas, information and best practices.

Between March and November 2008, we contacted about a hundred centres that were likely to offer ISCED level 6 programmes (click here to see the ISCED classification). We received 60 replies, including from institutions that did not have graduate programmes or were just planning to introduce them.


Preliminary results of the survey were discussed in a virtual forum courtesy of Universitat Rovira i Virgili of Tarragona and of the Monterey Institute of International Studies between November 3 and 14, 2008 (click here to go to the forum) and at an on-site conference hosted by the Centre for Translation Studies of the University of Vienna on December 5 and 6, 2008 (click here to go to the conference page).

Participants in both events urged the working group to disseminate its findings, open a space for debate, and create opportunities for cooperation. TS-Doc.org answers that call. It also allows institutions to update the information they have already provided and to respond to the survey for the first time. The objective of this collaborative effort is to offer a comprehensive, independent, and reliable picture to the academic community and to everyone interested in the training and education of translation scholars.