Loubana Mouchaweh

Minister of Culture of the Syrian Arab Republic.
Syrian Arab Republic
Professor of General Linguistics, Translation and Interpretation at Damascus University and Member of the Arab Language Academy in Damascus. She was born in Damascus in 1955.

She obtained in 1977 her BSc degree (Honours) in French Language & Literature, and in 1978 her Postgraduate Diploma (Honours) in French Literature & Arts from Damascus University. In 1983 she obtained her Postgraduate Diploma in General Linguistics and in 1986 her Doctorate (Honours) from the University of Paris VIII, France.

She served as: Head of the Department of French Language & Literature, Head of the Department of Spanish Language & Literature, Head of the Department of Interpretation, and Dean of the Higher Institute of Languages at Damascus University. She also served as the Head of the Board of Trustees of Al-Manara University, Syria and a member of the Board of Trustees of Distinction & Creativity Agency.

In 2008, Professor Mouchaweh was elected as a member of the Arab Language Academy in Damascus which is a life-long position. In 2012, she was appointed, as the Minister of Culture for the first time, a post that she occupied for 2 years, and in August 2021, she was re-appointed in that post.

Professor Mouchaweh has numerous publications in the fields of general and comparative linguistics, critics and translation. Throughout her career, she has received several awards in recognition of her achievements.