Prof.Dr. KhalifahAl-Asswad

Department of Translation faculty of Languages

Full name

Prof.Dr. Khalifah Abubaker Khalifah Al-Asswad


Doctor of Phiosophy

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       Khalifa Al-Aswad is Professor of Translation Studies and Language Planning, Dept. of Translation, University of Tripoli. Mr. Khalifa Al-Aswad has been working full-time at the University of Tripoli as a professor since 09-07-2017 and has many scientific publications in his field of specialization. He supervised twenty-two master's theses in translation studies at the Libyan Academy, during the period from 2003-2017, and discussed and evaluated several master's theses at the Libyan Academy and its two branches in Benghazi and Misurata. Mr. Al-Aswad obtained a PhD in applied linguistics (terminology) from Birckbek College, University of London in 1994, and he had obtained a master's degree in translation and interpreting from Heriot-Watt University in Scotland in 1988.


  • Professor of Translation Studies and Language Planning, Dept. of Translation, University of Tripoli,  2002-  till now.  Duties:  Teaching, Graduation Research supervision  Undertaking Research.
  • A member of the Administrative Committee of the Holy Qur’an Institution in Libya , Tripoli – Libya (2021 -  …….) 
  • A member of the committee  of Language Planning at The Arabic Language Academy , Tripoli – Libya.  2019- ……
  • Associate Prof. Head of the Dept. of Translation Studies , Academy of Graduate Studies, Libya,  2004-20013. Duties:  Teaching, Supervising MA dissertations, Research, Administration 
  • Lecturer, 1995-2001 Zawia University, Faculty of Arts, Dep. of English.  
  • Assistant Professor,  Head of the Dept. of English , Zawia University, 1997-2001 Duties:  Teaching, Training Teachers at In-service Teachers Training Center,
  • Teaching ESP for postgraduate students. Administration
  • Lecturer, 1994-1995 Sebha University, Faculty of Engineering,
  • Teaching  ESP for Students of Engineering Sciences. Secondary School Teacher, teaching English at Brack Secondary School and Teachers Training Institute  1981-1985

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External Activities

  • A Three Day International Conference Convened by M. Salih, M. S. Abdel Haleem & the Centre of Near & Middle Eastern Studies & the Department of Near & Middle Eastern Studies, 12-14 December 1991, SOAS – University of  London.  (just attending)
  • The First Conference of The Association of Liyan Linguists, at Benghazi University – Libya. On 2002.
  • The First ..... Sixth Translation Studies Conferences, at The Libyan Academy of Graduate Studies, Tripoli – Libya 2005-2010.   
  • The Eighteenth International Conference on Language & Linguistics, Literature and Translation, April 24-26, 2007,  Yrmouk University , Irbid- 21163, Jordan.
  • A Conference on Terminology Development and Unification in Arabic, The Arabic Language Academy, Tripoli – Libya, 22-23-7/ 2007.
  • 2008 (11th) International Conference on Language and Culture, at Fortune Institute of Technology, Daliao Township ,Kaohsiung County 831,Taiwan 2008.
  • 3rd International Conference 2012, Translation Technology and Glopalization in Multilingual Context, June 23-26, 2012, organized by Indian Translators Association  & LinguaIndia.
  • Translation and Interpreting: New Voices in the Marketplace (TINVOM 2015) , 16-18 April 2015, Higher Institute of Human Sciences, Tunis, Universite de Tunis El-Manar, (participating) 

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