The summer school will be held at the KTH campus in Stockholm. KTH, Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan, was founded in 1827 and is the largest of Sweden's six universities of technology. Since 1917 KTH has been housed in central Stockholm in beautiful buildings which today have historical monument status.
KTH provides one-third of Sweden's capacity for engineering studies and technical research at post-secondary level. Our university has nearly 11,000 undergraduate students, 1,300 active postgraduate students and a staff of 2,900 people. KTH conducts top-notch education and research on a broad spectrum - from natural science to all branches of technology, including architecture, industrial economics, urban planning, work science and environmental technology.
The Department of Speech, Music
and Hearing is a multi-disciplinary department concentrating on research.
Including CTT, the associated
Centre for Speech technology, the speech group is the largest within the
department; it consists of about 30 researchers and research students.
The work in the group covers a wide variety of topics, ranging from detailed
theoretical development of speech production models through phonetic analyses
to practical applications of speech technology. A large part of the work
is concentrated on multimodal dialogue systems. Demonstrator applications
with voice input and multi-media output including speech and face synthesis
have been realised.
The city spreads across 14 islands of the Stockholm archipelago, a setting that has inspired the epithet The Venice of the North. The city's location between the Baltic and the great Mälaren lake is the key to its charm, especially in spring and even more so in summer, when darkness never comes.
Stockholm is a city bustling with activities all year round. It has
a flourishing nightlife and a wealth of cultural attractions. To begin
with Stockholm has more restaurants per capita than most other European
cities. There is a myriad of exciting restaurants with a wide range of
variations. A number of concerts and special performances are held every
week. There are more than 70 Museums in Stockholm, everything from the
great and well known to the small and odd.
Stockholm is a delightful old city dating back to the 13th century. A stroll back in time through the well preserved Old Town, with its many boutiques and cozy restaurants, is well worth the time.
Stockholmers speak excellent English and many of them speak German and
French, too. On the whole Stockholm is regarded as a safe and relaxed city.