Global connections

FTI’s international relations

The FTI is an international faculty, thanks to its strategic position and diverse staff and student body. As a pioneer in translation and interpreting studies, the FTI has successfully collaborated with partner universities and institutions around the world in order to organize exchanges, develop innovative projects and provide community service. These collaborations have enabled us to further develop our international role and adapt to a society that is becoming increasingly interconnected.

Each year, the FTI welcomes exchange students under the Swiss European Mobility programme (formerly Erasmus), and other institutional and bilateral agreements. Students enrolled in the BA in Multilingual Communication programme are required to spend a semester or two at another university in Switzerland or abroad. Students in the MA in Translation programmes may also be eligible to go on exchange.

The FTI is is member of some of the most renowned networks in its areas of study:


European Masters in Translation (EMT)

European Masters in Conference Interpreting (EMCI)

Universities Contact Group (UCG) of IAMLADP

UN MoU (memorandum of understanding) network

Conférence internationale permanente d'Instituts universitaires de traducteurs et interprètes (CIUTI)

International Doctorate in Translation Studies (ID-TS) of the European Society for Translation Studies (EST)

International Federation of Translators (FIT)
(associate academic member)

European Legal Interpreters and Translators Association (EULITA)
(associate academic member)


The FTI has also signed a number of bilateral agreements with other universities and international organizations, in particular with regard to internships.

In the event of any further questions, see the contact person for exchange programmes.

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