PACTE - Procés d'Adquisició de la Competència Traductora i Avaluació

Principal researcher

Amparo Hurtado Albir

Research team (in alphabetical order)

Anabel Galán-Mañas, Anna Kuznik, Christian Olalla-Soler, Patricia Rodríguez-Inés, Lupe Romero

Honorary members (in alphabetical order)

Allison Beeby, Olivia Fox, Wilhelm Neunzig

Collaborators (in alphabetical order)

Amaia Gómez Goikoetxea, Gabriele Grauwinkel, Patricia López

Predoctoral fellows

Laura Asquerino Egoscozábal

Ph.D. students (in alphabetical order)

Hong An, Gabriel Adams Castelo Branco Aragão, Tzu Yiu Chen, Olga Jęczmyk Nowak, Verònica López-Garcia


PACTE group’s main research interests are:

1. Empirical and experimental-based research on  translation competence and its acquisition in written translation.
2. Establishing competence levels in translation
3. Translator training
4. Empirical and experimental research in Translation Studies
5. The use of new technologies in translation research.


PACTE has been a competitive research group since1997 and a consolidated group (as recognized by the Generalitat de Catalunya) since 2002. It was a member of the Institut de Neurociències of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (2001-2009) and is now a member of GReCO (Grup de Recerca en Competències) of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.

PACTE initiated the Thematic Network TREC (Translation, Research, Empiricism, Cognition), which brings together experts in empirical and experimental research in translation from around the world, and coordinated it for two years.


Departament de Traducció i d'Interpretació

Edifici K - Campus de la UAB - 08193 Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès) - Barcelona, Spain.
Tel.: +34 - 93 586 89 01 - Fax: +34 - 93 581 27 62


didTRAD Conference 2018. Abstract submission form is now open. Click here to submit your proposal.

didTRAD Conference 2018. Click here for more details. 

The book Researching Translation Competence by PACTE Group is now out. Click here for more details.

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