The Department of Translation at the Chinese University of Hong Kong was the first institution of its kind in the territory.
It started life in 1972 with a minor programme and some elective courses from various other departments of the University.
The following years saw steady expansion, and in 1984 the Department became the first institution in Asia to establish a Master of Arts degree programme in Translation (two-years part-time).

 Class of 1986

A decade later, in 1994, to meet the increasing need for translation in the greater China region, the Department expanded once more, this time with a Major Programme in Translation, in addition to the original Minor and Graduate programmes.
In 2002, we entered a new era of translation education by establishing the world's first Master of Arts in Computer-aided Translation. In this programme, students learn computer applications to translation, including the use and design of specialized translation software.