The International Master in Sociolinguistics and Multilingualism is a two-year program co-organized by the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz (Germany) and the Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas (Lithuania).  Partner universities of this program are the University of Tartu (Estonia) and Stockholm University (Sweden).

“In this programme we do not concentrate on multilingualism in the terms of national languages and the languages that have an official status in the European Union, but we rather pay attention to the diversity of languages, some of which belong and some of which do not belong to the ‘standard package’ of languages taught in schools”, says Anneli Sarhimaa, Professor at the Institute of Northern European and Baltic Languages and Cultures (Johannes Gutenerg University in Mainz, Germany).

The first generation of the SoMu students started their two-year studies the 1st of September 2013 at Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas. The second term, the students will study in Mainz. The third term will be spent either in Tartu or in Stockholm, and the fourth  will be studied at the university of the main supervisor of the MA thesis.

New Somu Students Fall term 2013 at the welcome event.
New Somu Students Fall term 2013 at the welcome event at Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania on September 1, 2013.


 For more information about the SoMu International Master, please contact Lilita Zalkalns.