Who we are

Fondazione Unicampus San Pellegrino works internationally in the field of translation research and international communication and it deals with high-quality language training.
The Foundation is the headquarters of the Nida School of Translation Studies (NSTS) and the Nida School of Bible Translation (NSBT), Summer Schools reserved to translators and translation theorists.
Since 2012 it has been publishing the half-yearly scientific journal Translation.
Together with the New York University Center for Applied Liberal Arts and the Nida Institute, it promotes the Translation Theory Conference, which is held every Autumn in New York.
The high-quality language training is represented by the High Schools for Linguistic Mediators in Misano Adriatico, Vicenza, Belluno and Ceglie Messapica.
The activity for improvement in publishing translation is included in the Department for Translation and Publishing, where the historic course of Translating Literature operates.  This has been training professional translators for the publishing market for over twenty years.Seminars about specific themes of translation and the brief course Translating Children’s Literature are also in operation. Furthermore, every year the Department organizes the Days of Literary Translation, handled by Stefano Arduini and Ilide Carmignani.  This is comprised of three days of meetings with publishing professionals, writers, translation scholars and translators. This event, which started in the university town of Urbino, recently changed its headquarters in Autumn 2017 (after fourteen editions), moving to Rome in Casale San Pio V.
Fusp is one of the initiators of the European project Petra-E, which worked from 2014 to 2016 on the definition of a common framework of reference for teaching and training publishing translators. The international network is formed by Fondazione Unicampus San Pellegrino, University of Utrecht, Catholic University of Leuven, Nederlandse Taalunie Institute, University of Budapest, British Centre for Literary Translation of the University of East Anglia, Deutscher Übersetzerfonds and Conseil Européen des Associacions de Traducteurs Littéraires.
Utilising the experience of Petra-E, the European School of Literary Translation (ESLT) was started in Rome, founded in 2017 by Fondazione Unicampus San Pellegrino, British Centre for Literary Translation, Centre of Expertise for Literary Translation (Flanders/Netherlands). ESLT trains lecturers of literary translation according to the framework developed by Petra-E.
The Foundation also includes San Pelligrino Private High School for Languages, with forty years experience in the language teaching field.


Board of Directors
Scientific Committee

Stefano Arduini is full professor of Linguistics at Link Campus University in Rome. He has taught at the University of Urbino, the University of International Studies of Rome, and the University of Modena. He has been honorary professor at the National University of San Marcos, Lima (Peru) since 2005, where he was also the profesor visitante (visiting scholar) in 2004.

He was profesor visitante (visiting scholar) at the University of Alicante and at the Autonomous University of Madrid. He's the President of Fondazione Unicampus San Pellegrino. He's a member of the Board of the Nida Institute of Philadelphia and joint manager of the Nida School of Translation Studies. He's the director of the Linguistica e traduzione series from the Libreriauniversitaria (Padua) publishing house.
He's a member of the Editorial Board of Link Campus University Press (Rome). He's a member of the Scientific Committee of the series L&L – Lingua e Lingue, Loescher publisher (Turin). He's a member of the management of the Quintiliano series (University of La Rioja, Spain). He supervised the Polus Rethorica series, from the Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura (Rome) publishing house. He founded the journal Translation (LCUP, Rome).
He's a member of the Scientific Committee of the journal Hermeneus (University of Valladolid, Spain), the journal Tonos - Revista de Estudios Filológicos (University of Murcia, Spain), and the Journal Actio Nova. Revista de Teoría de la Literatura y Literatura Comparada. Member of the Editorial Board of the journal Analisi Linguistica e Letteraria of the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart.
From 1980 to 1994 he was professor of Poetic and Dramatic Literature in the Conservatories of Ferrara, Venice and Parma. He held courses and seminars in Belgium, France, Great Britain, Greece, Holland, Peru, Portugal, Russia, Spain, the United States, and Turkey. Up to today he has written 90 scientific essays and 8 books.


Giovanni Boccia Artieri, full professor of Sociology of cultural and communication processes, University of Urbino.

Giuseppe Ghini, full professor of Russian language and literature, University of Urbino.

Guido Gili, full professor of Communication and media sociology, University of Molise.

Emilia Guarnieri, president of the Foundation Meeting for the friendship among peoples


Stefano Arduini


Giuliana Schiavi


Philip Towner
Stefano Giannini
James Maxey