[Elsnet-list] Erasmus-Mundus MSc Program in Language and Communication Technologies: Applications for intake 2014 (deadline January 12 2014)

Ivana Kruijff-Korbayova korbay at coli.uni-sb.de
Mon Dec 2 21:33:04 CET 2013

Apologies for cross-postings. 

Dear colleague(s),

I would be grateful if you could please kindly forward the message below to (undergraduate) student mailing lists and/or associations at your site.  

If you would even be willing to print out and display a small poster, it would be fabulous -- you can download it here: http://www.lct-master.org/files/LCTPosterNov2012.pdf

Thank you very much for your cooperation.

Best regards,
Ivana Kruijff-Korbayova
Department of Computational Linguistics and Phonetics
Saarland University
Saarbruecken, Germany

----------------  message to be forwarded -------------------

Apologies for cross-postings. 

To prospective Master students

The Erasmus Mundus Masters Program 
in Language and Communication Technologies (EMMLCT)

invites applications for Erasmus-Mundus scholarships from both European and non-European students for start in fall 2014.

Key facts:
+ duration 2 years (120 ECTS credits)
+ in-depth instruction in computational linguistics methods and technologies
+ scholarship scheme from the Erasmus Mundus Program of the European Union for EU and non-EU students
+ courses (and academic and administrative support) in English 
+ study one year each at two different partner universities in Europe
+ possibility to visit one of two non-EUropean partners as part of the study

Deadline for scholarship applications is January 12, 2014.

The EMMLCT 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 

Non-European partners:
8. Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
9. The University of Melbourne, Australia

The EMMLCT Program in Brief

The EMMLCT 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.  Optionally a stay at one of the non-european partners is possible. 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, possibly complemented by an internship project, and completed by a Master Thesis.

The EMMLCT program is approved and supported by the Erasmus Mundus Program of the European Union [ 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 about the program 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

Dr. Ing. Ivana Kruijff-Korbayova
The LCT Program
Computational Linguistics
Saarland University

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