About us

Thanks to its internationally prominent academics and highly motivated teaching staff, Saarbrücken is one of the world’s leading centres for research and study programmes in linguistics.

Our research activities

The research areas in which the staff of our Department are engaged include:  

  • Computational Linguistics
  • Machine Translation
  • Phonetics
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Language and Digital Signal Processing  
  • Linguistics and Translation Studies    


The Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) 1102, entitled "Information Density and Linguistic Encoding" (http://www.sfb1102.uni-saarland.de), is a project of international significance. All our research groups and projects are supported by national and European funding programmes. We are a member of the “Multimodal Computing and Interaction” (http://www.mmci.uni-saarland.de/en/start) cluster of excellence, and have enjoyed many years of fruitful collaboration with the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) (http://www.dfki.de). [Link to research groups]

Studying in the Department

Our Department offers international study programmes built on teaching content that reflects current work in the field. We also offer students a wide range of opportunities to engage in research in small groups and projects even before they complete their studies.

The academic programme we offer for students who are seeking a career in translation, for example, provides extensive training in technological applications and focuses particularly on the technologies used in language and translation studies. No other Translation Studies degree programme available in Germany today places such a central emphasis on the technological training of translators.  [Link to the study programmes]