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Fri Feb 03 2006

FYI: European MS Program: Language & Communication

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        1.    Valia Kordoni, New Deadline for 1st PreEnrolment in European LCT MS Program

Message 1: New Deadline for 1st PreEnrolment in European LCT MS Program
Date: 03-Feb-2006
From: Valia Kordoni <kordonicoli.uni-sb.de>
Subject: New Deadline for 1st PreEnrolment in European LCT MS Program


European Masters Program in Language and Communication Technologies (LCT)

The following consortium of Universities

1. Saarland University in Saarbruecken, Germany (coordinator)
2. University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
3. Free University of Bozen - Bolzano, Italy
4. Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
5. University of Malta (UoM; the program at UoM is available from 2006/2007)
6. University Henri Poincare, Nancy 1, France
7. University of Nancy 2, France
8. Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
9. Roskilde University, Denmark
10. Utrecht University, The Netherlands
11. University of Groningen, The Netherlands

are offering the European Masters Program in Language and Communication
Technologies (LCT). The European Masters Program in Language and
Communication Technologies is an international distributed Master of
Science course.

This program is entirely composed of elements from already existing
M.Sc./MA programs. It involves studying one year at one of the
aforementioned Universities, and completing the second year with a stay
in the other partner Universities. After this, the student will obtain
two Master of Science degrees with legal value in the countries of issue.

The Program in brief:

Objectives: The European Masters Program in LCT is designed to meet the
demands of industry and research in a rapidly growing area. 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 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.

Duration: 2 years (120 ECTS credits)

Language of instruction: English

Summary of Study Program: The course consists of Compulsory Modules
and Advanced Modules in Language Technology and Computer Science,
complemented by a Project, and a Masters thesis.


First Pre-enrolment: 15th of February 2006

Study Requirements:

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:

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. As defined by the individual partner institutions as being sufficient for
pursuit of university courses taught in English.

For detailed info on applications, please, check the web pages:


For applying at Free University of Bozen - Bolzano, please, go to:


For further information please contact:

Dr. Valia Kordoni at kordonicoli.uni-sb.de

Program coordinators:

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

Further contacts:

University of Amsterdam: Dr. Henk Zeevat (henk.zeevatuva.nl)
Free University of Bozen - Bolzano: Dr. Raffaella Bernardi (bernardiinf.unibz.it)
Copenhagen Business School: Prof. Sabine Kirchmeier-Andersen (ska.idcbs.dk)
University of Malta: Prof. Michael Rosner (mike.rosnerum.edu.mt)
University Henri Poincare, Nancy 1: Dr. Patrick Blackburn (patrickaplog.org)
University of Nancy 2: Professor Guy Perrier (perrierloria.fr)
Charles University in Prague: Dr. Vladislav Kubon (vkufal.ms.mff.cuni.cz)
Roskilde University: Prof. Troels Andreasen (troelsruc.dk)
Utrecht University: Dr. Maaike Schoorlemmer (UiLOTSlet.uu.nl)
University of Groningen: Dr. Markus Egg (egglet.rug.nl)

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

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