Program Overview


The Erasmus Mundus European Masters Program in Language and Communication Technologies (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.more...

Latest News

Annual Meeting 2020:
Published : 2020-04-07
Physical meeting CANCELLED. The Annual Meeting 2020, scheduled for June, 2020 in Saarbrücken, has been cancelled due to the current public health situation. As an alternative, we will schedule some virtual events, more details will be published as they become available.
Opening application for self-financing students
Published : 2020-03-16
Application for intake 2020 on a self-financing basis (NO Erasmus Mundus scholarship) will open by March 23, 2020 and close on April 15, 2020. Results of the self-financing selection will be announced by the end of April, 2020.
LCT Annual Meeting 2020:
Published : 2020-01-15
The annual meeting for 2020 will be held in Saarbrücken, Germany, on June 25-26. All current students will attend, all alumni are welcome to join. More information will be available soon.
Best paper award for LCT student:
Published : 2019-12-10
Simon Preissner and Aurélie Herbelot. To be Fair: a Case for
Cognitively-Inspired Models of Meaning
Clic-it 2019 (6th Italian Conference on Computational Linguistics),
November 13-15 Bari ( the annual conference run by AILC ( Clic-it Best Paper has been awarded to Simon, an LCT student of intake 2018, and
Aurélie for the originality of their work. Congratulations!
Deadline Extension
Published : 2019-11-11
The deadline for LCT application has been extended to 16.02.2020.
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Gallery: Graduation Ceremonies

  • 2014, University of Trento, Italy

  • 2013, Saarland University, Germany

  • 2011, University of Lorraine, France

  • 2010, University of Malta Valetta Campus, Malta

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Research and Partnership

As an international distributed Master of Science/Arts course, the European Masters Program in Language and Communication Technologies (LCT) currently has nine universities in Europe and Asia-Pacific regions taking part in. Besides, DFKI, Google Switzerland and IBM Czech Republic are associated partners of this program. For details, please visit the consortium page.

Latest Guest Scholar Talk

Sascha Brawer, "Proper Name Transliteration with ICU Transforms", 09.05.2019, in Saarbrücken.
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