Please note that we have changed the date of the tours, due to a shortage in rooms for the Thursday programme!

Tour #1: Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics – Fully booked!

Thursday, 23/11/2017, 2.30 p.m. – 3.30 p.m., Number of participants: max. 16, Place: Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Wundtlaan 1

On one end of our campus, hidden behind some trees you can find the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics. It is one of the more than 80 research institutes of the German Max Planck Society, and one out of five located outside of Germany. The researchers investigate the psychological, social, and biological aspects of language, with a variety of research methods, from laboratory based research such as eye tracking, to field research, where data is collected in a natural environment.
Moreover, it is important for young researchers as it hosts the International Max Planck Research School for Language Sciences. Within this graduate school, PhD students can interact with fellow students, take workshops and classes, and receive support from experts in their field.
At the StuTS, 16 of you will be able to participate in a tour through the Language and Genetics Department, a demo of the Virtual Reality Lab, and a presentation of the IMPRS at the institute.

Tour #2: Centre for Language Studies – Fully booked!

Thursday, 23/11/2017, 2.30 p.m. – 3.30 p.m., Number of participants: max. 18, Place: Centre for Language Studies, Erasmusplein 1

The Centre for Language Studies is a research institute at Radboud University, located in the Erasmustower on campus. A variety of research groups is subdivided into two topics: Language and Mind and Language and Society, with each research group focusing on particular aspects of language(s) and employing different sets of methods. Bringing together researchers from a variety of backgrounds, the CLS promotes interdisciplinary research on language and communication. Like their colleagues at the MPI, PhD students at the CLS are trained within the International Max Planck Research School.

During the tour, students who are currently running studies at the CLS will show and explain their research to 18 participants of the StuTS.

Tour #3: Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour – Fully booked!

Thursday, 23/11/2017, 2.30 p.m. – 3.30 p.m., Number of participants: max. 45, Place: Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging, Kapittelweg 29

Nijmegen does not only host the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, but also the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour. The Institute consists of four research facilities: The Centre of Cognition, the Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging, the Centre for Neuroscience and the Centre for Medical Neuroscience. Regarding the Language and Communication research field, there is a close collaboration with the MPI and the CLS, the Centre for Language studies.

Apart from Language and Communication, the Institute also investigates three other big fields: Brain networks and neuronal communication, Perception, action and control, and Plasticity and memory.

On Thursday, some of you will have the opportunity to visit the Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging and see their research equipment first hand. You will be able to see the fMRI lab, the MEG lab, and the TMS lab.

Tour #4: Campus tour

Thursday, 23/11/2017, 2.30 p.m. – 3.30 p.m., Number of participants: doesn’t matter, Meeting point: Erasmusplein

The campus of Radboud University is located a bit outside the city centre on the former Heyendaal estate. Between lawns and small foresty areas, spread out over an area of 4 km2, you can find the different faculties, research institutes, the central library, and the complex of the university hospital. During the campus tour, we will show you our favourite spots on campus, allow you to enjoy a view over the whole city from the 20th floor of the Erasmustower, and tell you the stories of all the saints and philosophers that adorn the campus. After all, Radboud University was called the Catholic University of Nijmegen until 2004.

Here, you will also learn who Radboud was, and what is up with the little castle that is stuck between the emergency room of the hospital and the biomedical faculty. Finally, we will show you the ugliest street of the Netherlands and tell you why it will all be way more beautiful in a few years, when the next big renovation has come and gone.

#5: Crashcourse Dutch

Thursday, 23/11/2017, 2.30 p.m. – 3.30 p.m., Number of participants: 30, Place: TvA 2.03.05

Dutch is pretty easy, right? It looks kinda like a mix of German and English, so there is no issue understanding it. If you read the word “huis”, you’ll know what it is. But can you pronounce it? And how about “slim”? Does it mean bad behaviour, smart or slim like in English? Don’t let these questions cause you a headache, just come by and we will teach you some Dutch in no time. You will be definitely able to order your beer tonight in Dutch!

#6: Poster session

Thursday, 23/11/2017, 4.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m., Place: Global Lounge, Thomas van Aquinostraat 1a (Inside Books by Roelants)

Have a look at the different projects that students are presenting, talk to them and ask your questions. This poster session gives you the chance to ask your in depth questions on the research you find interesting, and to network with the people doing the research. There will also be coffee and tea for everybody.

#7: Round Table – Bilingual education in primary schools

Friday, 24/11/2017, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m., Place: SP1

During the round table, several facets of bilingual education at primary schools will be discussed by both experienced teachers and expert linguists. What are the pros and cons of bilingual education, and how do they weigh up? What about migrant, or regional languages? Or children with a language learning disability? Find out what the experts think on Friday, 24/11/2017.

#8: General Assembly – Junge Sprachwissenschaft e.V.

Saturday, 25/11/2017, 2.30 p.m. – 3.30 p.m., Place: GR 1.120

Why participate?

With your membership fee (EUR 10/year as a student), you support exchange of knowledge and communication between the different linguistic and neighbouring disciplines. Additionally, you become a member of our network of young academics. We will regularly inform you about matters of the association and you are able to become involved with activities within the network. You can also remain connected to the StuTS, even if you are not participating anymore yourself.

Not convinced yet? Then talk to us! There will be many members of the Verein Junge Sprachwissenschaft e.V. at the StuTS, just ask the organisation for us.

You can find forms to register as a member at the conference office, or online at The General Assembly is open to all participants of the StuTS.


#1: Pub Quiz with Rehana

Thursday, 23/11/2017, 8 p.m. , Place: Cultuur Café, Mercatorpad 1

Do you want to show off your knowledge about the world of language? Here is your chance to prove to the world that all that studying of minute details and obscure theory was not in vain. Who will win?

#2: Pub crawl

Friday, 24/11/2017, 10 p.m., Place: City centre of Nijmegen

During our pub crawl, you get a chance to explore the city centre of Nijmegen in one of several groups to get to know the favourite pubs of associations of language studies and the team members. Look forward to a varied programme and lots of great deals!

#3: Party

Saturday, 25/11/2017, 9 p.m., Place: Next Level, Smetiusstraat 9

The traditional farewell party where you can let go of all that conference stress. Enjoy the music, the drinks, and the company, and just unwind. Whether you are the one to rock the dancefloor or talk to your new best friends, it’s going to be a great night!

 #4: Farewell brunch – Fully booked!

Sunday, 26/11/2017, 11 a.m., Place: De Gelagkamer, Waalkade 59

No StuTS should go without a farewell brunch, and neither does this one. For 10€, you will get great food in the heart of Nijmegen.