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PhD Student Position in Computational Linguistics in Belgium 2019/20 Entry

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Application for the PhD Student Position in Computational Linguistics in Belgium 2019/20 Entry is now open for International students at the Ghent University in Belgium.

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PhD Student Position in Computational Linguistics in Belgium 2019/20 Entry

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In the context of a research infrastructure project, a scholarship is offered for a PhD student in the LT3 Language and Translation Technology Team at the Ghent University Department of Translation, Interpreting and Communication.

The successful applicant will participate in a multidisciplinary research collaboration between UGent and UHasselt (Expertise Centre for Digital Media).

Ghent University is a top 100 university and one of the major universities in Belgium. Our 11 faculties offer a wide range of courses and conduct in-depth research in both exact and social sciences. Ghent University aims to encourage its students to adopt a critical approach within a creative, development-oriented educational and research environment.

The Scholarships are one of the most prestigious scholarships in the world. The aim of the program is to create a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.

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PHD STUDENT POSITION IN COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS ELIGIBILITY

Scholars are selected on the following criteria:

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  • Scholarship is available for International students.
  •  Master’s degree in a relevant field ((Computational) Linguistics, or Computer Science)
  •  Strong interest in language and speech technology
  •  Interested in research and having the intention to obtain a PhD degree
  •  Fluent in English and Spanish
  •  Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  •  Eager to acquire new competencies and knowledge
  •  Knowledge of programming languages (e.g. Python, Java) •The candidate should be able to work independently as well as in a multidisciplinary team, and will be guided by advisors with a computer science/computational linguistics background (UGent-UHasselt) and with a background in dialectology/linguistics (UGent).

English Language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

PHD STUDENT POSITION IN COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

The application in English should include

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  • A motivation letter, summarizing the candidate’s background and capabilities, and describing his/her motivation for this position
  • Attested copies of education certificates, and a list of master courses with the grades obtained
  • An extensive CV • contact information (e-mail) of potential referees
  • Applications are to be sent by e-mail to Prof. Dr Veronique Hoste ([email protected]) and Prof. Dr Miriam Bouzouita ([email protected]).
  • Only applications that have been submitted (with the International Office and registered on the website of the scholarship) before January 07, 2019 will be considered for the scholarship.

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