Welcome to PAUTRAIN

PAUTRAIN — the Pan African University Translation, Interpreting and Intercultual Communication programmes — is an extension of the Yaounde-based Pan African University Institute of Governance, Humanities and Social Sciences (PAUGHSS). PAUTRAIN is hosted by the Advanced School of Translators and Interpreters (ASTI). ASTI is a State institution of higher learning created in 1985 by an Order of the President of the Republic of Cameroon. The host institution is a renowned centre of excellence in the fields of translator and interpreter training with about 900 graduates to date, all high-level and dependable professionals serving across some thirty countries around the world. ASTI is located at the University of Buea, in an evergreen campus at the foot of majestic Mount Cameroon, fifteen to twenty-minute drive from the historic seaside resort city of Limbe and forty minutes away from Douala, the economic capital of Cameroon. +237-677-51-36-31 CAMPUS LOCATION (Host): Buea, Cameroon (Advanced School of Translators and Interpreters – ASTI – University of Buea) pautrain@pautrain.edu.cm

Find this information in FRENCH 


This website was created to make PAUTRAIN and PAU more visible to African students and the world and provide information about the programmes offered in PAUTRAIN, the courses, admissions requirements and to present research done in PAUTRAIN.

Additionally, as the Translation, Interpreting and Intercultural Communication branch of the Pan African University, this website was created to showcase the bilingual website, translation and intercultural communication and localisation skills.

For the time being, PAUTRAIN is only available in French and English and shall be to made visible in Kiswahili, Arabic, Portugese and even in African languages by the students, under the supervision of PAUTRAIN, given that PAUTRAIN also delivers courses in translation and interpreting into African languages.

This website is also expected to serve as a community of pan African students and graduates by displaying their profiles and contacts.

To see who contributed to the creation and translation of this website, please visit Contributors to the website page.



Through the creation of the Pan African University, the African Union Member States pledged to invest more on quality education, and to promote research and innovation as the main drivers of the continent’s emergence. In 2021, the flagship academic…

Read more
5th AfricaLics International Research Conference Yaoundé, Cameroon Date: 9th – 11th November 2022

Hosted by University of Yaoundé II and Pan-African University, Institute for Governance, Humanities and Social Sciences (PAUGHSS)


Theme: National Innovation System for Resilience and Sustainable Development in Africa

Read more