The Department of Linguistics and Philology
The Department of Linguistics and Philology belongs to the Faculty of Languages, and thereby the Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, and is responsible for research and education in African and Asiatic languages and cultures, in European classical languages, in Linguistics and Computational Linguistics (Language Technology). The department is led by a Head of Department and a department board.
About 90 persons work at the department, including some 15 professors, 15 University Lecturers, 30 Doctoral Students and 30 other researchers. The department is home to about twenty externally financed research projects.
The department offers more than 250 courses for about 1500 students, corresponding to 450 full-time students per year, on first, second and third cycle levels. They treat some twenty languages, e.g. Classical Greek and Latin, Chinese, Hindi, Sanskrit, Iranian Languages (such as Persian, Kurdish, Balochi), Semitic Languages (such as Arabic, Aramaic/Syriac, Hebrew), Assyriologi (with Akkadian and Sumerian), Swahili, Turkic Languages (such as Karaim, Turkish and Uzbek). Other language areas are more theoretically oriented, such as Linguistics, Comparative Indo-European Linguistics, and Computational Linguistics (Language Technology).
- 1500 students/year
- 90 employees
- 21 subjects
- 5 programmes
- 250 courses