About us

Multilingual Speech Technologies (MuST) is a research group focused on the creation and use of speech technologies in the less-resourced languages of the world. As a research niche area of North-West University, it is moving from the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences to the Faculty of Engineering in 2018.

MuST consists mainly of engineers and computer scientists actively involved in speech technology and pattern recognition research. The core MuST research group is small but collaborates widely, and is active in various local and international research projects, working with partners and clients from industry, government, and NGOs. Researchers and students from MuST participate regularly in local and international workshops and conferences, especially InterspeechSLTUICASSP and PRASA.

At MuST we create and apply speech technologies within a multilingual context. We provide a focused, project-oriented learning environment to younger researchers, and provide senior researchers with significant freedom in choosing how they contribute to the group’s activities. Our research activities include linking with remote students (at different university campuses or in industry) as well as a satellite research office in Hermanus, where group members and visiting scientists can spend time in an environment that is conducive towards focused research.


Group assistant: 

must.assistant@gmail.com / +27 28 312 1907

MuST Research Office, 5 Albertyn Street, Hermanus                                                                                                       

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