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Higher Education in Emergencies
University of Geneva

Barbara Moser-Mercer is a Professor of conference interpreting in the Interpreting department at the Faculty of Translation and Interpreting, University of Geneva. Her research focuses on cognitive and cognitive neuro-science aspects of the interpreting process and on the human performance dimension of skill development. She has co-developed the Virtualinstitute©, the first fully integrated virtual learning environment for interpreters, which she leverages in partnership with ICRC, ILO, UNHCR, UNAMA and MSF for enhancing interpreting skills of interpreters working in conflict zones; she is founder and Director of InZone. She was a member of the High Level Group on Multilingualism of EU Commissioner for Multilingualism, Leonard Orban, coordinated the European Masters in Conference Interpreting, a consortium of 11 European graduate programs in conference interpreting funded by the European Parliament and the European Commission. She is also an active conference interpreter, member of AIIC’s research committee.