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LINGUIST List 20.2871

Tue Aug 25 2009

Support: Comp Ling/Lang Tech/Comp Sci: MA/MSc, Erasmus Mundus Masters LCT

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        1.    Dr. Valia Kordoni, Comp Ling, Language Technology, Computer Science: MA / MSc Student, Erasmus Mundus Masters Program in Language and Communication Technologies (LCT)

Message 1: Comp Ling, Language Technology, Computer Science: MA / MSc Student, Erasmus Mundus Masters Program in Language and Communication Technologies (LCT)
Date: 25-Aug-2009
From: Dr. Valia Kordoni <kordonicoli.uni-sb.de>
Subject: Comp Ling, Language Technology, Computer Science: MA / MSc Student, Erasmus Mundus Masters Program in Language and Communication Technologies (LCT)
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Institution/Organization: Erasmus Mundus Masters Program in Language and Communication Technologies (LCT)
Web Address: http://lct-master.org

Level: MA / MSc

Duties: Research

Job Rank: MA / MSc

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics
Language Technology, Computer Science

Description:

Scholarships available in the Erasmus Mundus Masters Program in Language and
Communication Technologies (LCT)

The following consortium of Universities:
1. Saarland University in Saarbruecken, Germany (coordinator)
2. Free University of Bozen - Bolzano, Italy
3. University of Malta
4. University of Nancy 2, France
5. Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
6. Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands

are offering the European Masters Program in Language and Communication
Technologies (LCT; http://lct-master.org) under the auspices of the Erasmus
Mundus Program of the European Union
(http://ec.europa.eu/education/external-relation-programmes/doc72_en.htm).

The Erasmus Mundus Masters Program in Language and Communication Technologies is
an international distributed Master of Science course. The program involves
studying one year at one of the Universities of the consortium, and completing
the second year with a stay in one of the other partner Universities. After
this, the student will obtain two degrees at the level of Masters with legal
value in each of the countries of issue.

Objectives: The Erasmus Mundus Masters Program in Language and Communication
Technologies provides students with profound knowledge and insight into the
various disciplines that contribute to the methods of language and communication
technologies and it 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. As such, the European Masters
Program in LCT is designed to meet the demands of industry and research in the
rapidly growing area of Language Technology. It offers education and training
opportunities for future generations of leaders in research and innovation.

Duration: 2 years (120 ECTS credits)
Language of instruction: English

Summary of Study Programme: The course consists of compulsory core modules, as
well as elective advanced modules in Language Technology and Computer Science,
optionally complemented by a project, and completed by a Masters dissertation.

Application Deadlines: Applications to the LCT and the Erasmus Mundus
Scholarships scheme for the academic years 2010-2012 commence on the 15th of
August 2009 and can be made

Applicants must satisfy the following study requirements:
1. a Bachelor degree or equivalent in the area of (Computational) Linguistics,
Language Technology, Cognitive Sciences, Computer Science, Mathematics,
Artificial Intelligence, or other relevant disciplines.
2. Proficiency in English (for non-native speakers) must be certified by one of
the following (for more details, please check
http://lct-master.org/index.php?id=prerequisites):
a. TOEFL score of at least 250 (computer-based test) or 575 (paper-based test).
b. Cambridge Proficiency Exam - pass
c. IELTS - > 6.5
d. Possession of a first degree taught in English
e. Internet-based TOEFL score: 79

Please, note that applicants from countries where English is not the only native
language do need one of the certificates mentioned above.

For detailed info on applications, please, check the web pages:
http://lct-master.org/index.php?id=deadlines

For further information please contact Dr. Valia Kordoni.

Program coordinators:
Prof. Hans Uszkoreit (hansucoli.uni-sb.de)
Dr. Valia Kordoni (kordonicoli.uni-sb.de)

Further contacts can be found at:
http://lct-master.org/index.php?id=ap

Applications Deadline: 08-Jan-2010

Web Address for Applications: http://lct-master.org/index.php?id=deadlines

Contact Information:
        Dr. Valia Kordoni
        lct-infocoli.uni-sb.de
        Phone:+49 681 302 4682
        Fax:+49 681 302 4700


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