is professor emeritus of translation and translation technology at Copenhagen Business School (CBS). He was an assistant/associate professor of English literature at Copenhagen University from 1972-1985, where he developed an interest in translation, centered on the reception of English literature in Denmark. In 1985, after joining CBS, his interest in translation became more oriented towards professional and business communication, and from 1990-1994 he headed a major research project on ‘Translating Specific-Purpose-Language Texts’.
A growing interest in translation processes and methods of exploring them led to his invention of the keylog software program Translog, the first version of which was developed in 1995. Subsequent versions of the program have been a key technology in a wide range of experiments, including two major EU research projects, the Eye-to-IT project (2006-2009) and the CASMACAT project (2011-2014). In 2005 he established CRITT, the CBS Centre for research and innovation in translation and translation technology, which he directed until 2014. The main focus of research here has been on developing and exploiting a methodology for translation process research using keylogging and eyetracking.
He was CETRA Chair Professor in 2014 and was elected President of the European Society for Translation Studies in 2016. Arnt retired from the CETRA research summer school in 2018.