Chalermprakiat Center of Translation and Interpretation was founded with aims to promote translation as an academic field, disseminate knowledge and bring the culture of Thailand to the international arena. It hopes to enable Thais to learn more about various fields of study, state-of-the-art technologies, as well as different cultures, all by crossing language barriers. Translation and interpretation are considered a ‘science’ involving the transfer from one language to another. This requires not only the knowledge of language and literature but also knowledge of specialized fields. Realizing that this emergent discipline involves languages and literature, which are already taught at the Faculty, the Faculty of Arts deemed it appropriate to establish Chalermprakiat Center of Translation and Interpretation, to build up and transfer the body of knowledge in this field to the national and international academic arenas.