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Author: Cognitive Science Department, NBU

FYI Body: NEW BULGARIAN UNIVERSITY
Department of Cognitive Science

announces
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SCHOLARSHIPS FOR CENTRAL AND EAST EUROPEAN STUDENTS

are available from HESP (OSI) to students in the

Graduate Program in Cognitive Science at NBU
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PROGRAM FEATURES

Degrees offered: Post-Graduate Diploma, M.Sc., Ph.D. Duration: 1 to 6
years depending on the degree and the individual learning and research
rate.

Courses: Strong interdisciplinary program covering Psychology,
Artificial Intelligence, Neurosciences, Linguistics, Philosophy,
Mathematics, Methods. Courses are taught in English.

Annual International Summer School: the intensive courses given by
distinguished lecturers at the school are part of the regular program.

Research: Theoretical and experimental research in integration of the
symbolic and connectionist approaches, hybrid cognitive architectures,
models of memory and reasoning, analogy, psycholinguistics, aphasia,
vision, imagery, agnosia.

Supervisors: at least two advisors with different backgrounds
(possibly one external international advisor) are assigned to every
student.

Dissertation committee: each student is assigned an international
dissertation committee and international reviewers.


INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD

Elizabeth Bates (UCSD, USA), Amedeo Cappelli (CNR, Italy), Cristiano
Castelfranchi (CNR, Italy), Daniel Dennett (Tufts University, USA),
Charles De Weert (University of Nijmegen, Holland), Christian Freksa
(Hamburg University, Germany), Dedre Gentner (Northwestern University,
USA), Christopher Habel (Hamburg University, Germany), Douglas
Hofstadter (Indiana University, USA), Joachim Hohnsbein (University of
Dortmund, Germany), Keith Holyoak (UCLA, USA), Mark Keane (Trinity
College, Ireland), Alan Lesgold (University of Pittsburg, USA), Willem
Levelt (Max-Plank Institute of Psycholinguistics, Holland), Ennio De
Renzi (University of Modena, Italy), David Rumelhart (Stanford
University, USA), Richard Shiffrin (Indiana University, USA), Paul
Smolensky (Johns Hopkins University, USA), Chris Thornton (University
of Sussex, England ), Carlo Umilta' (University of Padova, Italy),
Eran Zaidel (UCLA, USA).

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
* B.Sc./B.A. degree in psychology, computer science, linguistics,
philosophy, neurosciences, or related fields.
* Fluency in English.

Applications can be sent out at any time and will be considered for
the upcoming semester unless otherwise specified.

FINANCIAL AID

Full scholarships (tuition fee and living expenses) are available to
students from Central and Eastern Europe thanks to the Soros
Foundation.

For more information and application forms write or e-mail:

Cognitive Science Department,
New Bulgarian University,
21 Montevideo Str.,
Sofia 1635, Bulgaria,
tel.: 558065, fax: 558262,
e-mail: office@cogs.nbu.acad.bg or kokinov@bgearn.acad.bg





ANNOUNCEMENT

Teaching Assistantship of Spanish Language in Linguistics
Program

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics at Syracuse
University will likely have assistantships available in the Spanish
Language Program for students enrolling in the fall '97 semester to
begin the Master's degree program in Linguistics. The MA degree in
the Linguistics Program offers concentrations in the following areas:
information representation and retrieval; language acquisition;
language, culture and society; linguistic theory; logic and language;
and teaching English as a second language, and is usually completed in
two years. Interested parties may request an application from the
Graduate School, Suite 303 Bowne Hall, Syracuse University, Syracuse,
NY 13244-1200.

While there is no application deadline, interested parties are
encouraged to apply as early as possible. Additional information
about the assistantship may be obtained from the Department of
Languages, Literatures and Linguistics by writing to 340 H.B. Crouse
Hall, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244-1160, or by calling
315-443-2175.

Gerald Greenberg ggreenbe@mailbox.syr.edu
Associate Professor of Russian and Linguistics
323B H.B. Crouse Hall
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY 13244-1160
USA



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