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Level: MA / MSc
Linguistic Field: Computational Linguistics Language and Communication Technologies
Application Deadline: 07-Jan-2013
Supporting Institution: Saarland University
Computational Linguistics and Phonetics
LL Issue: 23.4204
Posted: 09-Oct-2012
Support Description: The Erasmus Mundus Masters Program
in Language and Communication Technologies (EMMLCT)
http://lct-master.org

invites applications from both European and non-European students

Key facts:
+ teaching (and academic and administrative support) in English
+ duration 2 years (120 ECTS credits)
+ study one year each at two different partner universities
+ in-depth instruction in computational linguistics methods and technologies
+ scholarship scheme from the Erasmus Mundus Program of the European Union

Deadline for applications for fall 2013 start is January 1st, 2013.

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

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. Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
8. The University of Melbourne, Australia

In addition, the University of the Basque Country / Euskal Herriko University, San
Sebastian, Spain participates as an associated partner.


The EMMLCT Program in Brief

The EMMLCT program is an international distributed Master of Science course.
The program involves studying one year each at two different Universities of the
consortium. After completing all study requirements the students obtain two
already approved Master of Science/Arts degrees with legal value in the countries
of issue.

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 Master Thesis.

The EMMLCT program 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
EMMLCT program 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.

The EMMLCT program is approved and supported by the Erasmus Mundus
Program of the European Union. More information:
http://ec.europa.eu/education/external-relation-programmes/mundus_en.htm
http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus_mundus/.


Application requirements

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.

Application is made online.

Further information and application instructions: http://lct-master.org

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


Program coordination:
Prof. Hans Uszkoreit
Dr. Ing. Ivana Kruijff-Korbayova
Department of Computational Linguistics and Phonetics
Saarland University
Saarbruecken, Germany
http://lct-master.org
Application Mailing Address: Dr. Ing. Ivana Kruijff-Korbayova
University campus, Building C 7.2
Saarbruecken 66123
Germany
Application Web Address: http://lct-master.org
Contact Information: Dr. Ing. Ivana Kruijff-Korbayova
lct-info@coli.uni-sb.de