Sanja Seljan original

Sanja Seljan PhD, full professor


Office hours

 - winter term, Wednesday 11:00-12:30, room E-312

 - summer term, Tuesday 11:00-12:30, room E-312

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Sanja Seljan, Ph.D. is a full professor employed at the Department of information sciences at the Faculty of Arts in Zagreb.  She gained her Ph.D. on the subject "Lexical Functional Grammar of the Croatian language: theoretical and practical models" in 2003. In 2004 she gained the status of assistant professor and in 2013 the status of full professor.

She has been teaching at undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels at two postgraduate doctoral studies. She participated in the reorganisation of studies in the harmonization process with European studies. She has published more than 60 research and professional papers, participated in more than 70 conferences, gave 6 workshops, 10 invited lectures at foreign universities, in the European Commission (DGT) and in the European Parliament. She is co-author of 7 international publications, member of several review boards and organization committees of journals and coferences.

She was supervisor of more than 50 undergraduate and graduate theses, 1 master thesis and 7 doctoral theses. She was deputy head of department and head of chair. She was the project manager of one national scientific project funded by the Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sport and of two grants supported by the University of Zagreb and participated in four international (FP7, Tempus) and two national projects. She is a member of different professional national and international associations. She fluently speaks English and French, uses Italian and German.


Research interests:

  • Data Analysis
  • Machine Translation, MT
  • Computer-Assisted Translation, CAT Tools
  • Language Technologies in Business
  • Localization, L10n
  • Natural Language Processing, NLP
  • Computer-Assisted Language Learning, CALL
  • Educational Technology


Publications listed in the Croatian Scientific Bibliography (CROSBI)

Google Scholar





Project manager / grants: 


Project participation:



  • member of the Faculty Commeettee (2007 - 2017)
  • EAMT (European Association for Machine Translation)
  • ECTS coordinator for the mobility of  FFZG (2009, 2010)
  • ECTS coordinator for the mobility of the Department (2009, 2010)
  • Committee for study development at FFZG (2009-2011)
  • Croatian Information Society (HID)
  • IFLGA (International Lexical-Functional Grammar)
  • HID (Croatian Information and Documentation Society)
  • HDJT (Croatian Society for Language Technologies)
  • HDPL (Croatian Society for Applied Linguistics)
  • ELSNET (European Network of Exellence in Human Language Technologies)
  • Croatian Association of Grant Receivers of the French Government


Conference Committees



  • Undergraduate

Machine Translation, MT

Fundamentals of Digital Text and Image Processing

  • Graduate

Data and Text Analysis

Digital Resources and Translation Memories

Translation Memories as Translation Tools 

Computational Grammar Models (Lexical-Functional Grammar) (  - 2016)

Computer-Assisted Language Learning, CALL ( - 2016)

  •  Postgraduate doctoral studes

Posgraduate Doctoral Study of Information and Communication Sciences & Postgraduate Doctoral Study of Glotodidactics:

Machine Translation, Distruptive Technologies in research and business

Multilingual Corpora in Computational Language Processing

ICT and Computer-Assisted Teaching

 Cotemporary Technology and Foreign Language Teaching