The Khazar University Translation Studies Center (TSC) was established on April 27, 2000. The main objective of this Center is to translate the academic, fictional, philosophical and technical works published in various modern languages into Azerbaijani. Some examples of the spiritual treasures of Azerbaijan culture are being translated into various languages, as well. The Center is involved in research and teaching of translation as subject fields. Translation studies create unique research opportunities, giving rise to collaboration between scholars who have traditionally worked in distinct fields of research. Khazar University TSC has become an academic body – a place where scholars and students study, perform and enhance the complex act of transforming literary experiences created in one language into equivalent experiences in another language.
Attracting experienced professionals as well as young specialists to its activities, the Center holds theoretical and practical conferences and symposiums on various issues concerning translation and organizes discussion sessions on Lexicology, Literary Translation, Translation of Poetry, Theories and Techniques of Translation, etc. By training students as translators, Khazar University TSC gives them an opportunity to use and improve their language skills professionally. The TSC closely cooperates with other academic departments and research centers of the University. The Center is engaged not only in a literary translation but also in a commercial and legal translation.
Khazar TSC, in affiliation with Khazar University Press, has completed several translation projects. Some of them were partially funded by the government of the United States. The list of translations includes:
Translators from the center are currently working on the translation of “Racing Up Hill” by Hafiz Pashayev. A project started in 2005 resulted in the publishing of the first collection of "Poetry in Translation, First Collection (Sevgi poeziyası. Birinci kitab)" by a team of authors and translators including Hamlet Isakhanli.