Programs

SDGs in the Translation Courses

In 2015, the Member States of the United Nations collectively embraced the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. At the heart of this agenda lie the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDG goals acknowledge that eradicating poverty and addressing various forms of deprivation must be pursued in conjunction with efforts to enhance healthcare and education, mitigate inequality and promote economic advancement, all while confronting the challenges of climate change and preserving our precious oceans and forests.

The Translation program followed the university‚Äôs streamlined process by integrating some SDGs into its major courses at the undergraduate level. This is done as such:  

  1. Three translation courses (TRA330, TRA464 and TRA486) integrate the concepts and values of SDG16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions). This is done through the translation of legal texts that emphasize the role of an independent and strong judiciary system in the protection of human rights, in guaranteeing that all people are equal before the law and in strengthening the rule of law.
  2. One course (TRA350) tackles SDG3 (Good Health and Wellbeing) through various medical texts that highlight the importance and necessity of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
  3. One course (TRA334) tackles SDG9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure) through the translation of technical texts that show the importance of building resilient infrastructure, promoting the industry to reach higher levels of productivity and fostering technological innovation.
  4. Two courses (TRA326 and TRA484) stress the importance of decent work and economic growth (SDG8), quality education (SDG4), as well as poverty eradication (SDG1) through the translation of several texts published by the United Nations and its different specialized institutions that deal with these particular issues.
  5. Two courses (TRA332 and TRA460) underscore the role of SDG8 through the translation of economic texts that show how, and by which means, it is possible to achieve decent work and economic growth in low-income countries.

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