Prof. Frieda Steurs



Education: Ph.D in linguistics 
Affiliation: The Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Field of Research:
The Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Oude Markt 13, 3000 Leuven
Phone: +32 3 206 04 88
Fax: +32 3 206 04 99
Web: Campus Sint-Andries Antwerpen


Frieda Steurs holds a PhD in linguistics and is professor of terminology and translation technology. She is head of the Language and Computer Research Group of the Department of Applied Language Studies at KU Leuven Campus Antwerp. In 2000, she led the development of a new research centre that focuses on two aspects : CALL or computer assisted language learning (e-learning) and CAT, computer assisted translation. The study centre also houses numerous projects on terminology management, language technology, web translation, etc. Frieda Steurs is also chair of TC 37, the standards committee for terminology at NEN (Dutch Standards Institute), and is president of TermNet, the international network of terminology. She is visiting professor for terminology studies at the University of Angers (UCO-IPLV) in France, and research fellow in University of the Free State, Bloemfontein (SA). Frieda’s research focuses on aspects of terminology and the use of specialised language in scientific and technical subdomains. Aspects of her work focus on multilingual document management, technical and scientific translation, terminology management and workflowmanagement. As the president of TermNet, she also works on language planning activities and policies of governments towards terminology, specialized communication and translation management.