A. Background information on Co-ordinator, project partners and other associated organizations/institutions

A.1 Partner information

The following partners are universities (EDU.4), all with total personnel >500. For their involvement in the project, please refer to Part I, item 8.c.
  1. Universitetet i Bergen (coordinator)
  2. Universitaire Instelling Antwerpen
  3. Universitas Carolina
  4. Universität des Saarlandes
  5. Universität Tübingen
  6. Gerhard-Mercator-Universität
  7. Aalborg Universitet
  8. Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia
  9. Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  10. Joensuun Yliopisto
  11. Helsinki Yliopisto
  12. Université Paris VII
  13. Crim-Inalco
  14. Dublin City University
  15. Istituto de Linguistica Computazionale del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
  16. Università degli studi di Bologna
  17. Università degli studi di Udine
  18. Istituto Universario Orientale
  19. Università di Roma La Sapienza
  20. Norges Handelshøyskole
  21. Katholieke Universiteit Brabant
  22. Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan
  23. Göteborgs Universitet
  24. Birkbeck College
  25. King's College London
  26. Oxford University
  27. University of Glasgow
  28. University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology
The following partner is an international academic and professional association (ASS.2). It has no paid employees at present. See constitution in appendix. The main activity of the ALLC is reporting on and promoting the appropriate use of C&IT in humanities teaching and research, especially in relation to the text-oriented disciplines. Its size is over 600 members. The journal Literary and Linguistic Computing, published by OUP, is the official journal of the  ALLC. The ALLC co-sponsors, with the Association for Computers and the Humanities, an annual conference on ICT in humanities research and teaching. Although the ALLC has no full-time employees at present, it will contribute to project via one new employee as well as via the members' home institutions.

The University of Bergen has extensive experience in coordinating and participating in EU-funded education and research projects. It has participated in 97 ICP-networks in ERASMUS during 1992-1996, coordinating 12 out of 17 of such networks coordinated by Norway. In 1994-1996, the University of Bergen has participated in the SIGMA projects piloting SOCRATES projects in archaeology, women's studies, language, teacher training, media studies and ODL, the HUMANITIES project, and the SOCRATES ODL project OPEN TO EUROPE coordinated by the University of Salford in the UK. The University of Bergen has coordinated the SOCRATES ODL project TRANSCULT, while also participating in the LINGUA programme through SCREEN (DE) in languages and ODL. Presently, Bergen is coordinating the EUROLITERATURE project. The number of EU research contracts in FP3 and FP4 is totalling 92 for contract periods between 1993 and 1999. The University of Bergen is the only university which is simulaneously a member of the UTRECHT network the BERGEN network, the COIMBRA GROUP, GRUPO COMPOSTELA and the SANTANDER group. In the context of these memberships, as well as the current network, the University of Bergen is doing extensive work to bridge to the universities in the southern countries of Europe.

Not only the coordinating institution, but many participating institutions in the present network have strong participation in other projects. All participating universities have previously participated in the ERASMUS programme, most of them extensively, and most also have experience in coordinating ICPs. It has not been possible to systematize all participation in other EU programmes by the present TNP partners, but as examples among relevant EU-sponsored projects where some partners are involved, we name the following which are relevant to the areas related to the current project: POINTER, TRANSLATOR'S WORKBENCH, MULTILEX, AQUILEX-I & II, IDEAL, EUROTRA, VALUE, ET-7, TEI, DCI, SURVEY OF LINGUISTIC RESOURCES OF NLP, EUREKA, GENELEX, EUROLONG, LRE DELIS, ONOMASTICA, RENOIS, EAGLES, COLSIT, LS-GRAM, MLAP, PAROLE, SCARRIE and MEMORIA.

Given the extensive body of expertise gathered in the network, the project is stimulating the partners to identify which aspects of advanced scholarship can be transferred to educational programs though the current network, and will, as a sideeffect, also stimulate further cooperation among the partners.

A.2 Other participants

A.3 Involvement in other EU projects

See A.1.