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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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School of Informatics
Program Homepage: http://www.informatics.ed.ac.uk/
Institution: University of Edinburgh
Address: School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh
80 South Bridge
City: Edinburgh
Zip/Postal Code: EH1 1HN
Country: United Kingdom
Contact Person: Jon Oberlander , Director

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Phone: +44-131-650-2691
Fax: +44-131-650-6516
Linguistic Subfield(s): Cognitive Science
Computational Linguistics
Program Size: Large (over 25 students)
Program Description: The School of Informatics at Edinburgh possesses a combination of breadth and strength of research unparalleled elsewhere in the UK and competitive worldwide. Edinburgh was the only University in the UK awarded the top 5*A rating in Computer Science in the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise. With 87.1 research active staff submitted for assessment, we are also the UK's biggest research group in this area. Our teaching was rated as 'excellent' in the last Teaching Quality Assurance exercise.
Available Financial Aid: 14 scholarships are available for undergraduate study in the School of Informatics.
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