[Corpora-List] LCT: Call for applications for intake 2019 for the European Masters Program in Language and Communication Technologies

Ivana Kruijff-Korbayova korbay at coli.uni-sb.de
Fri Nov 16 09:59:28 CET 2018

Apologies for cross-postings.

Dear colleague(s),

I would be grateful if you could please kindly inform the (undergraduate) students of computational linguistics, computer science and/or linguistics and related disciplines of the announcement below.

If you would even be willing to print out and display a small poster, it would be fabulous -- you can download it here: https://lct-master.org/files/LCTPosterOct2018.pdf

Thank you very much for your help.

Best regards, Ivana Kruijff-Korbayova Department of Language Science and Technology Saarland University Saarbruecken, Germany http://lct-master.org

——————— message to be forwarded below ——————

Apologies for cross-postings.

****************************** To prospective Master students ******************************

European Masters Program in Language and Communication Technologies (LCT)


invites applications from both European and non-European students for start in fall 2019.

Key facts: + duration 2 years (120 ECTS credits) + in-depth instruction in computational linguistics methods and technologies + study one year each at two different partner universities in Europe + double degree + courses and academic and administrative support in English

Deadline 15.02.2019 (Late applications from European candidates will be accepted on a rolling basis until May 15, 2019.)

Program fees: 4250 Euro for students from the EU; 8500 Euro for non-EU students (per academic year). Please check the program website on tips about funding possibilities.

The LCT program is offered by the following consortium of Universities:

European partners:

1. Saarland University in Saarbruecken, Germany (coordinator) 2. University of Trento, Trento, Italy 3. University of Malta, Malta 4. University of Lorraine, Nancy, France 5. Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic 6. Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands 7. The University of the Basque Country / Euskal Herriko University, San Sebastian, Spain

The LCT Program in Brief

The European Masters Program in Language and Communication Technologies (LCT) program is an international distributed Master of Science course. It is designed to meet the demands of industry and research in the rapidly growing of language technology. It offers education and training opportunities for the next generations of leaders in research and innovation. It provides students with profound knowledge and insight into the various disciplines that contribute to the methods of language and communication technologies a.k.a computational linguistics a.k.a. natural language processing and strengthens their ability to work according to scientific methods. Moreover, the students acquire practice-oriented knowledge by choosing appropriate combinations of modules in Language Technology, Computational and Theoretical Linguistics, and Computer Science.

The program involves studying one year each at two different European partner universities. After completing all study requirements, the students obtain two Master of Science/Arts degrees: one from each European universities where they studied.

The course consists of compulsory core modules, as well as elective advanced modules in Language Technology and Computer Science, possibly complemented by an internship project, and completed by a Master Thesis.

The LCT Masters program has been successfully implemented since 2006, being funded by the Erasmus Mundus Programme from 2007 to 2011 and from 2013 to 2017. Also for the 2019 intake the program commits to respecting the Erasmus Mundus requirements and to maintaining the high quality of the implementation.

Application requirements

Application is made online.

All applicants must satisfy the following prerequisites:

1. Degree: a Bachelor degree or equivalent in the area of (Computational) Linguistics, Language Technology, Cognitive Sciences, Computer Science, Mathematics, Artificial Intelligence, or other relevant disciplines. The degree must be completed before the course starts.

2. Language proficiency: Proof of proficiency in English is required for applicants whose native language is other than English.

Further information about the program and application instructions: https://lct-master.org/

Contact email address for further inquiries: lct-info at coli.uni-sb.de

Program coordination: Dr. Ing. Ivana Kruijff-Korbayova Department of Language Science and Technology Saarland University Saarbruecken, Germany http://lct-master.org/

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