Publish Date: 30.09.2016

Category: News from the University

Assist. Prof. Dr. Darja Fišer from the Department of Translation Studies at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, will take up the position Director for User Involvement at CLARIN ERIC, a European research infrastructure network that is intended for researchers in humanities and arts. This is one of the five most important positions in the Governing Board. At this position she will succeed Martin Wynne from the University of Oxford. 

Assist. Prof. Dr. Darja Fišer is the Head of the Lexicology, Terminology and Language Technologies Chair at the Department of Translation Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, she is Chairwoman of the Slovenian Language Technologies Society and is the Head of the national core research project Janes, among other notable positions. She deals with corpus and computer linguistics, computer-mediated communication, language and translation technologies and lexical semantics. On account of her experience, knowledge and skills the leading persons in the European research infrastructure group CLARIN ERIC have chosen her as the new Director for User Involvement. 

The goal of the European CLARIN infrastructure is to promote research activity in humanities and social sciences. That vision has been put into action with the development and operations of the research infrastructure through shared use, providing research communities with language sources, technologies and expertise. Promoting and coordinating the latter will be one of the main assignments of the new User Involvement Director Assist. Prof. Dr. Darja Fišer. "If we want more researchers to understand the value of infrastructure and use it to the full extent, then the best investment is made in the education of future generations," adds Dr. Fišer. 


Photos are taken from the archives of CLARIN ERIC