Founded in Vienna in 1992, the Society now has members in more than 46 countries. It functions as a network for research, a forum for exchange, and a center for research resources.
Its aims, as stated in its Constitution, are
- to foster research in translation and interpreting,
- to promote further education for teachers of translation and interpreting,
- to offer advice on the training of translators and interpreters,
- to facilitate contacts between T&I practitioners and relevant academic institutions.
The EST is an international network of translation and interpreting scholars.
The EST organizes Translation Studies congresses every 3 years.
The EST rewards Young TS scholars through its Young Scholar Prize.
The EST supports graduate students through its Summer School Scholarship.
The EST helps translation and interpreting research centres through its Book Purchase Grant.
The EST publishes a bi-annual Newsletter.
The EST proudly supports the International Doctorate in Translation Studies (ID-TS).