On 28 and 29 September the Department of Translation, Institute of Foreign Languages, Herzen University held a two-day conference, organized jointly with T-Systems Company. The event was timed with the World Translator’s Day. The first day saw the battles between the teams from different universities of St. Petersburg, where the participants discussed various translation situations from the viewpoint of professional ethics and competence. Each pair of teams analyzed and presented arguments for its case. The team of the Ustinov Baltic State Technical University “Voenmech” came as a winner. The SCIT team headed by Timofey Mineev was the first runner-up.
29 September was the day of most interesting reports. The one by Professor Achkasov from St. Petersburg State University, devoted to the future of translation, attracted general attention. SCIT was represented by Director Irina Alexeeva who made a presentation on Two-lateral translation workshops as an element of new educational design.