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See Freihoff, Roland (2001). Kernfragen der Übersetzerausbildung: Curriculumentwicklung, Praxis und Theory der Translation. Acta Wasaensia No. 95. Vaasa 2001: Universitas Wasaensis (291 pp.). According to Freihoff (January 2002), the independent institutes established in Tampere (1966), Turku (1966), Savolinna (1968) and Kouvola (1971) were taken over in 1981 by the universities of Tampere, Turku, Helsinki (Kouvola) and Joensuu (Savonlinna). "These days translating and interpreting are a matter for the language departments. In Tampere Translation Studies are now a part or section of a large department of 'Language and Translation Studies', in other words: no independence left."  
Kouvola
Established 1971, taken over by the university of Helsinki in 1981 and divided between the BA in Kouvola, the MA in Helsinki.
(Freihoff 2002)


Helsinki
University of Helsinki. Department of Translation Studies
Box 94. SF-45101 Kouvola
Tel: 51-825 211. Fax: 51-8252 251
Established 1971 (see Kouvola)
Students: 423
· Five or six-year undergraduate programme leading to degree of Candidate of Philosophy in Translation and Interpretation.
Specialization: law, technical texts, commerce, audio-visual translation, interpreting.
Languages: Finnish, English, German, Russian, Swedish.
(1994)
 
Savonlinna
University of Joensuu. Savonlinna School of Translation Studies
PL-48 (Kuninkaankartanonkatu 5). SF-57101 Savonlinna
Tel: 358.5.57 575 95. Fax: 358.5.75515096
Established 1968 (taken over by the University of Joensuu in 1981)
Students: 400
· Three-year undergraduate programme leading to degree of Candidate of Humanities in Translation and Interpretation.
· Five or six-year undergraduate programme leading to degree of Candidate of Philosophy in Translation and Interpretation, following on from and including the previous degree.
· Licenciate and doctoral degree in Translation studies.
Specialization: commerce et economics, law, government, technology, interpreting.
Languages: Finnish, English, German, Russian, Swedish.
(1994)
 
Tampere
University of Tampere. Department of Translation Studies
PO Box 607. SF-33101 Tampere 10
Tel: 358-31 2156 111. Fax: 358-31 2157 200
Established 1966
Students: 450
· Three-year undergraduate degree (Humanististen Tieteiden Kandidaatti).
· Two-year advanced degree (Filosofian Kandidaatti ) open to students who have completed the first degree.
· Two-year doctoral programme (Filosofian Lisensiaatti) open to students who have completed the advanced degree or equivalent.
· Two-plus-two-year doctoral programme (Filosofian Tohtori).
Specialization: law, technical texts, commerce, audio-visual translation, literary texts, terminology.
Languages: Finnish, English, German, Dutch, Russian, Swedish.
(1994, corrected 2002)
 
Turku
University of Turku. Center for Translation and Interpreting
Tykistökatu, 2-4. SF-20520 Turku
Tel: 358.21.633 8700. Fax: 358.21.633 87 30
Director: Yves Gambier. E-mail: yves.gambier@utu.fi
Established 1966
Students: 425
· Three-year undergraduate programme leading to degree of Candidate in the Humanities in Translation and Interpretation (Humanististen tieteiden kandidaatti) (120 credits, with each credit representing 40 hours of class and individual work).
· Five or six-year undergraduate programme leading to Degree of Philosophy in Translation and Interpretation (Filosofian kandidaatti) (160 credits, including the three-year programme).
Specialization: technology, commerce, medicine, law, interpreting.
Languages: Finnish, English, French, German, Spanish.
(1994; MDR 1998)
 
*Vaasa
University of Vaasa. Department of Modern Finnish and Translation
PO Box 297 (Raastuvankatu 31). SF-65101 Vaasa
Tel: 358.61.324 81 11. Fax: 358.61.324 81 31
Director:
Established 1980
Students: approx. 800
· Three-year undergraduate programme leading to B.A. Courses in translation and interpreting are within a general progamme in foreign languages.
· Five-year undergraduate programme leading to M.A. (including the above three-year programe).
Languages: Finnish, Swedish, Scandinavian Languages, English.
(1994)
 


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