What is SCIT?

SCIT offers a non-degree post-graduate professional training program which aims at producing highly qualified interpreters and translators capable of meeting the requirements of the international market. It is a cooperative effort of the language services of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), the European Commission, the European Parliament, and the United Nations.

The School of Conference Interpreting & Translation (SCIT) at Herzen University, is a member of leading international consortia for the training of conference interpreters and translators:

SCIT was founded at Herzen University in 2008. Every year, around 15 highly-trained graduates leave the school to pursue international careers in translation and interpretation.

70% of the School’s graduates do internships with the UN. 41% of the School’s graduates get full-time jobs with the Russian MFA and such international organizations as the UN, Medecins Sans Frontieres, and others.

The courses at the School are designed and taught exclusively by practicing interpreters and translators.

 

Alumni speak:

SCIT provides a well-designed learning environment, filled with rich and diverse opportunities.

Kristina Lugovina

2016-04-01T04:08:05+00:00

Kristina Lugovina

SCIT provides a well-designed learning environment, filled with rich and diverse opportunities.
Майя Косова

SCIT gave me the wings to fly on a completely different level as an interpreter, and also to see the wider world.

Maya Kosova

2016-04-01T04:16:45+00:00

Maya Kosova

Майя Косова
SCIT gave me the wings to fly on a completely different level as an interpreter, and also to see the wider world.
Наталья Акуленко

It’s thanks to SCIT that I now work at the UN.

Natalia Akulenko

2016-04-01T04:14:25+00:00

Natalia Akulenko

Наталья Акуленко
It’s thanks to SCIT that I now work at the UN.
Светлана Сидорова

SCIT is a springboard, opening up opportunities, and setting you off on your journey. But of course it’s up to you quite how far you go, how high you jump.

Svetlana Sidorova

2016-04-01T04:20:07+00:00

Svetlana Sidorova

Светлана Сидорова
SCIT is a springboard, opening up opportunities, and setting you off on your journey. But of course it’s up to you quite how far you go, how high you jump.

I think a quote from William Butler Yeats is the best way to describe studying at SCIT: "Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."

Oleg Sibiryakov

2016-04-01T04:03:01+00:00

Oleg Sibiryakov

I think a quote from William Butler Yeats is the best way to describe studying at SCIT: "Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."
Дмитрий Осадчук

SCIT is a springboard which launches you into a new life. If you really want it, you will jump as high as you need to.

Dmitry Osadchuk

2016-04-01T03:44:17+00:00

Dmitry Osadchuk

Дмитрий Осадчук
SCIT is a springboard which launches you into a new life. If you really want it, you will jump as high as you need to.
Станислав Репин

State of the art, exciting, and intense education programme simply delivered.

Stanislav Repin

2016-04-01T04:15:26+00:00

Stanislav Repin

Станислав Репин
State of the art, exciting, and intense education programme simply delivered.

Sergey Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

LavrovDear colleagues, I am addressing you as such because you have decided to dedicate yourselves to strengthening relations between countries and peoples as language professionals. I am familiar with this work. And I am convinced that the effectiveness of international dialogue largely depends on it. I urge you never to stop your professional growth, acquire new knowledge, keep striving for self-improvement, and love and respect your mother tongue. I wish you success in your studies and good luck.Sergey Lavrov