Third Mission

The University of Vienna is committed to having a positive impact on society by translating academic research into practical implementations. Within HAITrans, there are several ways in which we have been sharing our expertise with the wider community of translators, translator trainers, and language service providers:


Collaborations with the European Union Directorate-General for Translation (DGT)

Univ.-Prof. Dragoș Ciobanu has been collaborating with the European Union's in-house translation service in the area of translating, revising and post-editing machine translation output with speech technologies.

Shaping the future of translator training within both the industry and academia

Univ.-Prof. Dragoș Ciobanu is an active member of two Globalization and Localization Association (GALA) Special Interest Groups (SIGs): the Machine Translation Post-Editing Training SIG and the Global Talent SIG, as well as the EDUinLOC initiative of LocalizationWorld (LocWorld). Prof. Ciobanu is also a member of the Founding Advisory Board for Translation Commons

At the same time, Prof. Ciobanu is involved in the European Masters in Translation (EMT) Working Group (WG) on Translation Tools and Technologies and is representing the UniVie ZTW in the IAMLADP Universities Contact Group.