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Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF)
Department of Translation and Language Sciences

 Contact details
Contact personMireia Vargas-Urpi
Visiting professor 
StreetRoc Boronat 138 
Address 08018 - Barcelona (Spain) 
Phone+34 93 542 11 42 
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 Organisation details
Employees (in Depart.) 
Organisation TypeSecondary or higher education establishment 
 Research Focus

 Fields of activities:
» Languages and Linguistics
» Area studies
» Cultural studies
» Migration

 Brief description of your activity focus
Public service translation and interpreting for migrants, intercultural mediation

 Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
- Research experience in the field of public service translation and interpreting, i.e. translation and interpreting as a
means to enable communication between local service providers (healthcare, mental health, education, social
services, justice, police, etc.) and users with limited official language proficiency (mostly migrated persons).
- Previous research on intercultural communication and public service interpreting with the Chinese in Catalonia.
- Participation in various research projects concerning public service interpreting in Catalonia and Spain.
 Research Activities

 EU Framework Programme related activities:
» YOUNG-2-2014: Youth mobility: opportunities, impacts, policies
» YOUNG-3-2015: Lifelong learning for young adults: better policies for growth and inclusion in EU
» INSO-5-2015: Social innovation Community
» Regional, territorial and social cohesion

 Project participation
Project #1
Project TypeOther (International)
Project TitleSpeak out for support
Specific ThemeInterpreting for gender violence victims
Project websitehttp://cuautla.uvigo.es/sos-vics/
CoordinatorUniversity of Vigo

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