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SDL Academic Partner Program

Fostering partnerships between academic institutions and SDL, the world's leading language technology company

Helping to educate future translators

Today’s localization professionals embrace the use of computer-assisted translation tools (CAT tools) in their everyday translation workflow.  Knowledge of a CAT tool is often a prerequisite when applying for translator roles in today’s competitive market.

SDL has the market-leading CAT tool, SDL Trados Studio, used by over 250,000 translation professionals across the entire translation supply chain.

We at SDL want to support lecturers prepare their students for a career in linguistics, and help students on their journey to becoming localization professionals.  

The objective of the SDL Academic Partner Program is to partner with universities to provide support for the CAT tool component of their language courses.  We offer CAT tool knowledge, expertise and training resources to support the academic curriculum.  

SDL has been working with Academic Partners since 2007, with over 350 active partners in the program and more joining every year.

SDL Academic Partner Program

Supporting linguistic faculties, lecturers, graduates and students.

Lecturers & Institutions

SDL makes it easy for you to provide your language departments with translation software and training.

Students & Graduates

SDL's tools and training helps you build your translation career and stand out within the translation industry.

Our Academic Partners

SDL are partnered with over 350 universities worldwide.  See which ones are near you.

Top student award winners

Lecturers across the world have chosen their top students to win an SDL Trados Studio 2017 license. Here are some of the winners and what they think of SDL Trados Studio 2017.