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May 22, 2012

Meeting With Professor Noam Chomsky

On the 18th of May, Head of IBU English Department, Professor Azamat Akbarov, had a long-awaited meeting with the world-class scholar Professor Noam Chomsky in his office in Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Boston, USA.

Upon the invitation, Mr. Azamat Akbarov met with the top-ranked scholar Noam Chomsky on 18th of May, in Boston, USA. Mr. Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian and activist. He is an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Linguistics & Philosophy at MIT, where he has worked for over 50 years. Professor Noam Chomsky has been described as the "father of modern linguistics" and a major figure of analytic philosophy. His work has influenced fields such as computer science, mathematics, and psychology.

According to the Arts and Humanities Citation Index in 1992, Chomsky was cited as a source more often than any other living scholar. From 1972 to 1992, Professor Chomsky was cited 7,449 times, regarding to Social Science Citation Index. Chomsky is the author of over 100 books and he was credited as the co-creator of the Chomsky hierarchy, the Universal Grammar.

Professor Chomsky was very keen to know about International Burch University, its overall education mechanism and students’ preparation for their future careers. He was happy to learn that medium language of teaching was English at Burch University. He was interested to know about other universities in BiH, their educational quality and current situation and developments in BiH.

 Professor Chomsky praised the IBU’s efforts to organize international events such as FLTAL conferences and bring diversified multilingual delegates and famous scholars to Sarajevo. He promised to do his best and join 3rd FLTAL Conference with video conferencing at IBU, which will be the splendiferous and important event for the academic life in BiH and the Balkan region as well. 


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