In 2002, upon the initiative of Mrs Rodica Baconsky and with the considerable support from the Interpreting Services of the EU - SCIC and EP - the Masters in Conference Interpreting (MIC) was created. Hosted by the Applied Modern Languages Department (which celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2020), held within the Faculty of Letters of Babeș-Bolyai University, the MIC ran for seven years in the one-year programme format, always complying with the high quality standards in both teaching and assessment.
Since October 2007, the MIC became the only Romanian programme accepted into the EMCI consortium alongside the best interpreting schools throughout Europe. As of October 2008, the European Masters in Conference Interpreting of Cluj – until then a one-year programme – converted to a Bologna-type programme, covering 2 years with 4 full semesters of highly specialised training.
Many of our graduates and staff are active interpreters with the EU institutions – either functionaries or freelance – with an easier access to other career opportunities on the local and regional market.