RU Nijmegen has nine faculties and enrolls 17,500 students in 107 study programmes. The main strengths of RU research are the way cooperative links are forged across disciplinary boundaries and the continuous exchange of ideas with others working in related areas. The Centre for Language and Speech Technology and the Language and Speech are part of the department of Linguistics and have an outstanding track record in research and teaching in the area of language and speech technology (L&ST). RU Nijmegen collaborates with renowned institutes on the university campus: the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Psycholinguistics on computational modeling of human speech processing, the Nijmegen Institute for Cognition and Information (NICI) on cognitive aspects of multimodal dialogue systems, and the F.C. Donders Institute for cognitive brain imaging (FCDC), offering access to advanced measurement facilities for fundamental research on human speech production and processing.