fully funded 4-year Ph.D. positions in Natural Language Processing & Deep Learning & Computational Linguistics
special focus on artificial neural networks and multilingual NLP, more classical topics of Computational Linguistics are welcome as well
industrial topics possible (co-supervision by an industry partner)
hosted by the Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics (UFAL), Computer Science School, Charles University, Prague
amazing concentration of experts in all fields of NLP/HLT/CL/ML/DL/… (some 60 researchers in total)
team members’ prizes and awards: ACL Lifetime Achievement Award, ELRA/LREC Antonio Zampolli Prize, CLARIN Achievements award, Hlavka Foundation Scientific achievement award, Gold and Silver medals by University and Faculty, Faculty Excellent Teaching Awards, …
monthly social events, highly international environment
range of EU and national projects (and other kinds of international cooperation too, incl. with the USA, Australia, Hong Kong)
organizer of major CL/NLP/Speech events in the past: ACL&EMNLP’07, ACL’10, ASRU’13, DepLing’13, Coling’14, EAMT’17, TLT’17, SigDial’15, MT Marathons yearly (and more)
highly competitive scientific achievements, shared task winners in CoNLL’18, VarDial’17, several WMTs…
respectable hardware firepower: housing 100 GPUs (and counting), 1500 CPUs, 3 coffee machines
Prague is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe
the Institute located in the very heart of the historical center, walking distance to all the main Prague attractions
the whole city covered by fast, clean and safe public transportation
vibrant AI and ML community in Prague


Charles University


master-level degree in computational linguistics/computer science/linguistics
ability to work independently on scientific topics
good command of English
good programming skills (Java, Python or C++) appreciated

Educational level:

Master Degree

Level of experience (years):

Mid Career (2+ years of experience)

How to apply:

Please mention NLP People as a source when applying


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About Charles University in Prague

Charles University in Prague (in Czech: Univerzita Karlova v Praze) is the oldest and largest university in the Czech Republic. Founded in 1348, it was the first university in the Holy Roman Empire and in Central Europe in general. It is the 20th oldest university in the world.

According to the recent Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Charles University, with its student body of 50.000, ranked as the leading university in the Czech Republic and the second one in Central and Eastern Europe.

According to the Topuniversities, in Natural Sciences it shares the 88th position with Carnegie Mellon University, TU Berlin and IIT Bombay.