LINCS 2019: Linking Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Cultural, Professional and Scientific Capacity Building

The University of Latvia are pleased to announce the 4th International Symposium on Language for International Communication to be held in Riga on April 11-12, 2019 in continuation of academic and scientific cooperation started by the three preceding symposiums in 2011, 2013 and 2016.

The symposium aims at bringing together scholars, practitioners and novice researchers representing different areas of linguistics, literature and culture for a discussion on the role of languages in international communication in the contemporary world.

The symposium, organized as a two-day interdisciplinary conference, endeavours to establish links between disciplines concerned with the instrumental use of language in international communication and with the study of its acquisition, the main focus being on linguistic capacity building for international cultural, professional and scientific communication. See Conference website.

Abstract submission

Abstracts of 200 to 250 words should be sent by January 15, 2019

Submit your abstract here (via Google forms)

Symposium: Internationalisation of Universities and the National Language

On 4 May 2018, KU Leuven will organise this international symposium. During this symposium, we want to learn from testimonials from mainly European universities that are confronted with the (apparent) contradiction between internationalisation and the protection of their own language and culture. We should not expect one ultimate solution or a one-fits-all approach. What we do hope to find are guidelines on how to stay a leading international university without losing an important strength: the commitment to the own identity.

Find out more here.

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