University of Macau

Centre for Studies of Translation, Interpreting and Cognition

Recruiting New PhD Students


The interdisciplinary Centre for the Studies of Translation, Interpreting and Cognition (CSTIC) was formally inaugurated in November 2014. The Centre is set up as a research-driven platform that promotes translation/ interpreting research on the one hand and facilitate interdisciplinary cooperation and research on the other. Besides consolidate University of Macau existing research strengths in media translation and its relevance to Macau societies and cultures, and history of literary translation in anglophone and lusophone cultures, the Centre will engage in new front-line original research on:

  • theorization of translating/interpreting processes as part of higher human cognition and related methodological procedures;
  • corpus-based cognitive study of translating/interpreting processes;
  • laboratory-method-led translating/interpreting process research for modelling human behavior and human-computer interaction;
  • cognition-based enhanced methods for translator/interpreter training.

CSTIC is currently recruiting 4 new PhD students in Translation Studies to begin in the Fall of 2015.  The new recruits will be carrying out research in the broad area of cognitive processes of translation and interpreting, taking a data-based empirical approach in their investigations. Those interested in this area of study are encouraged to apply through the Graduate School of University of Macau.  Students and researchers with training in cognitive studies, neuroscience, cognitive psychology and data-based empirical research methods are particularly welcome to apply.

Financial support in the form of Teaching Assistantships is available.

For further enquiries, please contact  Mr. Liu Xiaodong at  lxdumde@gmail.com


2015-05-05 Updates: Application closed in April. For more info, please go to http://www.umac.mo/grs/cn/admissions_phd_regular.php.