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Translation and Authoring Center (TAC)

Inter-University Translation Competition

​​​​​The Inter-University Translation Competition is a unique competition since it is one of its type across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. No other similar competitions are held among the undergraduate students of Saudi universities with respect to translation. The Competition, which is open to women only, was initiated by the Research & Translation Center (RTC) of PSU in April 2014. Then, in its fifth round in April 2018, the competition became under the umbrella of the Authoring and Translation Center (TAC)

Competition Goals

  1. Create a healthy context for competition among translation students across the Kingdom
  2. Strengthen collaboration among translation programs across the Kingdom
  3. Celebrate the significance of translation and recognize excellence among its students 


Refereeing Procedure

The refereeing of any competition is the key to its credibility. Hence, great care was taken to ensure the impartiality of the referees and the integrity of the competition procedure. The selected referees are from universities that are not participating in the competition to ensure that they are not supporting any of the candidates.

To ensure the credibility of the process, the refereeing was blind in the consecutive interpretation and the written translation tracks. The results are announced by the referees without any interference or even prior knowledge of the winning teams by the organizers. They also explain the strengths and weaknesses they noted to the audience.

Competition Tracks

  1. Consecutive interpretation
  2. Written translation
  3. Translation Exhibition



6th Inter-University Translation Competition (2019)

Participating universities

  • King Saud University
  • Princess Noura Bint Abdul Rahman University
  • Imam Mohammed bin Saud Islamic University
  • University of Jeddah
  • Imam Abdurrahman Bin Faisal University
  • University of Hail
  • Prince Sultan University
  • Prince Sattam Bin Abdul-Aziz University

Winners

Consecutive Interpretation

  • First Place                   Prince Sultan University
  • Second Place               University of Jeddah
  • Third Place                  King Saud University

Written Translation

  • First Place                   University of Jeddah
  • Second Place               Princess Noura Bint Abdul Rahman University
  • Third Place                  King Saud University



5th Inter-University Translation Competition (2018)

Participating universities

  • King Saud University
  • Princess Nora University
  • King Abdul Aziz University
  • Effat University
  • Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University
  • University of Hail
  • Prince Sultan University

Winners

Consecutive Interpretation

  • First Place                   King Saud University
  • Second Place               Prince Sultan University
  • Third Place                  Princess Nora University

Written Translation

  • First Place                   King Saud University
  • Second Place               Princess Nora University
  • Third Place                  Prince Sultan University



4th Inter-University Translation Competition (2017)

Participating universities

  • King Saud University
  • Princess Nora University
  • King Abdul-Aziz University
  • Effat University
  • Prince Sattam University
  • Prince Sultan University

Winners

Consecutive Interpretation

  • First Place                   Prince Sultan University
  • Second Place               King Abdul-Aziz University
  • Third Place                  Princess Noura University

Written Translation

  • First Place                   Princess Noura University
  • Second Place               King Saud University
  • Third Place                  Effat University



3rd Inter-University Translation Competition (2016)

Participating Universities

  • King Saud University
  • Princess Nora University
  • King Abdul-Aziz University
  • Effat University
  • University of Dammam
  • Prince Sattam University
  • Prince Sultan University

Winners

Consecutive Interpretation

  • First Place                   Prince Sultan University
  • Second Place               Princess Noura University
  • Third Place                  Effat University

Written Translation

  • First Place                   Prince Sultan University
  • Second Place               Princess Noura University
  • Third Place                  Effat University

Exhibition

  • First Place                   Prince Sultan University
  • Second Place               King Abdul-Aziz University  
  • Third Place                  King Saud University



2nd Inter-University Translation competition (2015)

Participating Universities

  • King Saud University
  • King Abdul-Aziz University
  • Effat University
  • Shaqra University
  • Hail University
  • Majmaa University
  • Prince Sattam University
  • Prince Sultan University

Winners

Consecutive Interpretation

  • First Place                   King Abdul-Aziz University
  • Second Place               Prince Sultan University
  • Third Place                  Effat University

Written Translation

  • First Place                   King Saud University
  • Second Place               Prince Sultan University
  • Third Place                  King Abdul-Aziz University



1st Inter-University Translation Competition (2014)

Participating Universities

  • King Saud University
  • Imam Mohamed University
  • Princess Noura University
  • Prince Sultan University


Translation Exhibition

The Inter-University Translation Competition includes an exhibition to display the works of translation students and language centers in the Kingdom