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Official opening of the IMPRS for Language Sciences
On September 30, 2009, the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics and the Radboud University Nijmegen will officially open the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Language Sciences. This new research school, funded by the Max Planck Society, will offer excellent PhD students an international training and research programme in the broad field of language sciences. Prof. John Searle from the University of California, Berkeley, will lecture on 'The Nature of Language' in the Radboud University Aula at 17.15.
Sep 17, 2009
Language is the most complex of all human behaviours, crucial for the evolution of human culture and society. Future advances will strongly depend on integrating the relevant disciplines, including the brain sciences, the psychologies of action, perception and development, and the diverse branches of linguistics.
In recognition of this need, the International Max Planck Research School for Language Sciences launched in 2009 to bring together expertise from three top research institutes in Nijmegen, The Netherlands:
- the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
- the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour
- the Centre for Language Studies at Radboud University
The IMPRS for Language Sciences is based in Nijmegen, yet is truly global in scope. Over the next three years, up to 54 outstanding students from around the world will benefit from this groundbreaking, multidisciplinary approach to learning.