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)

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


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).

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 2020. Click here for more details. 

The principal researcher of the PACTE Group, Professor Amparo Hurtado Albir, has been awarded a doctorate honoris causa by Ricardo Palma University in Lima (Peru) as an acknowledgement of her teaching and research career in the field of Translation Studies. Click here for further information.

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

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