Good time of the day, everyone!
I am currently studying translation in Moscow, Russia, will obtain my bachelor degree this summer and would like to receive a master degree in interpreting. I've got a potential combination of Russian A, and German and English that could be either B or C, so it's German universities that are truly of interest for me.
Now, it is well-known that there are three universities in Germany that teach interpreting: Uni Mainz in Germersheim, Uni Heidelberg and Uni Leipzig (not interested in FH). The first two are well-known, and the Germersheim school is often highly praised. However, dynamic Leipzig has simply captured my heart, and I cannot say the same about the two previous, small rural towns. Thus, attempting to pass an admission test in Leipzig is a must (have already registered and applied).
The question is -- why is there so little information on Leipzig? I've done a personal research and found a very limited number of positive yet rather bland and abrupt comments, and that's pretty much all (and yes, I've searched here as well). Is it because the university, despite all its fame, doesn't really live up to the two other schools? Or is it simply less popular for some other reason?
I would be really glad to get information from local students/graduates or those who have some connection to this university. Thank you a lot in advance!
Answers are welcome in Russian, German and English.
asked 09 May '16, 10:41
Leipzig is probably less known because less than three decades ago, the town wasn't located in the same country as Germersheim and Heidelberg. And it must have taken some years to adapt the curriculum to the new, not USSR-centric, world. So there will be overall less alumni available to praise the school, should it deserve praise.
See AIIC's Conference interpreting training programmes best practices and some other questions to ask.
Whether a training is suitable for you or not will also depend on who is teaching, what languages combinations are offered and for what market(s) the school is able to train you.
For instance, my training was adequate to get a shot at working for the EU, but not at all suitable to work on the private market.
Dem kann ich nicht zustimmen. Heidelberg mag zwar klein sein, hat aber viel zu bieten: Das Studentenleben ist sehr lebendig, es finden regelmäßig Festivals aller Art statt (Film, Theater, etc.) und falls dir Heidelberg doch nicht reichen sollte, kannst du in ca. 15 Minuten mit der S-Bahn nach Mannheim fahren. Das sag ich dir als gebürtiger Berliner ;).
In Heidelberg kannst du mit Russisch A studieren. In diesem Fall müsstest du Deutsch als B-Sprache und Englisch als C-Sprache nehmen. Ob du das in Leipzig kannst, weiß ich nicht.
answered 11 May '16, 07:34