The Advanced School of Translators and Interpreters (ASTI) went into operation in 1985. ASTI remained the sole establishment of the University Centre until 1993 when, by decree No. 92/074 of 13 April 1992, it was transformed into a fully-fledged university. From its inception, the School has remained the lone government Institution in Cameroon of national and international standards that trains professional translators and interpreters for the public and private sectors.
A cornerstone in the implementation of Cameroon government’s official bilingualism policy, ASTI has over the years distinguished itself as a major player in translation, interpretation and terminology within the country, throughout the African continent and beyond. The School’s activities essentially comprise the following:
- Training of translators and translators/interpreters;
- Research in translation, interpretation and terminology;
- Refresher courses for practising translators and interpreters;
- Promotion of institutional bilingualism in Cameroon.
Over the years, the Institution has gained prominence and repute through the quality of translators and interpreters it grooms. Its products are well baked and equipped with sound professional acumen. The quality services rendered by ASTI graduates, in both public and private sectors in Cameroon and abroad, point to the seriousness of its mission. Its comprehensive and astutely organized programmes are taught by a team of competent and professional translators and interpreters in the country. No doubt, ASTI has, through the quality of its programmes, experienced and assiduous staff, established a niche for itself amongst the best schools of translation and interpretation in the world. It is indeed a place for Cameroonians and foreigners who are interested in quality training in translation and interpretation.
In order to instil mutual understanding between peoples of different cultures and linguistic expression across the world,