Universities and University Academics

We are a network of university academics teaching and/or researching in the fields of language planning, interlinguistics, transnational language policy, linguistic justice, and planned languages, including Esperanto.

Film Gallery of University Academics

Click here to access our film gallery presenting university academics from across the world who are either speakers of Esperanto and/or are using Esperanto in their research; the gallery also includes Esperanto speakers who are researching topics which relate in some way to ESF’s priority fields of interest, and Esperanto speakers who work in other fields.

The films are in a variety of languages, usually the first language or the local language of the presenter.

If you would like to contact one of the university academics in the lists presented or linked here to ask for advice or support with your (prospective) dissertation or thesis, or if you would like to access their work for research, please contact us and we will be happy to put you in touch. Alternatively, many of the linked sites offer contact details.

We are also preparing reader-friendly one-page summaries of academics’ published work; these will appear here, with links, as they become finalised. 

List of Esperanto-speaking university lecturers and researchers

Universities which list Esperanto amongst their options

Details on university-level courses, modules, and studies can also be accessed via the university pages of Edukado.net.

University web pages

University students

Students researching Esperanto

In the video to the left (in Esperanto), prepared by TEJO (The World Esperanto Youth Organisation), university students researching topics related to Esperanto share their experiences and discoveries. 
The subjects and fields of research include: interlinguistics, the sociology of language, the sociology of Esperanto speakers, a historical-anthropological perspective of the Esperanto Movement and ‘Millenials’,  the current usage of Esperanto, relations between the Esperanto Movement and the League of Nations,  identity-neutral language in Esperanto, language injustice, and the interrelationship between Esperanto, geography and local cultures. 

The following section lists students who teach an Esperanto course in their respective universities, run an Esperanto club, or are  the only Esperanto speaker, as yet, in their university – they would love to meet fellow students who are interested in learning or in finding out more about the language.

A more detailed document was compiled in Esperanto for the World Esperanto Youth Organisation by Lucas Teyssier, with the help of Karina Oliveira, Tyron Surmon and Yuro Jung (August 2020).  Contact us If you’d like to know more.

The World Esperanto Youth Organisation’s university group, Slovakia, 2019.

The University club at the Université Toulouse Jean-Jaurès, France

Lucas TEYSSIER, University of Vienna

Nicolau DOLS, Universitat de les Illes Balears

Cyprien GUIYA, Université Nationale d’Agriculture (UNA)

Gustavo COSTA, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte

Euleax DE LIMA PEREIRA, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

Jose Querino DE MACEDO NETO, Federacia Universitato de Alagoas

Karina OLIVEIRA, University of San-Paŭlo

David RUÍZ SÁNCHEZ, UAB – Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Alvaro CHAVES, Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Robert MILIJAŠ, Sveučilište u Zagrebu (University of Zagreb)

Svend NIELSEN, Aarhus University

Ludo NOIZET, Université Rennes 1

Marion QUENUT, Université Jean Jaurès (Toulouse 2)

Lucas TEYSSIER, ENS (École Normale Supérieure)



Manuela BURGHELEA, University of St Andrews

Martin CONSTANTINO-BODIN, Imperial College London

Tyron SURMON, University of Oxford

Walter BRUNO, University of Trento

Serafima ALOVAK, Waseda University

Yuro JUNG, Aoyama-Gakuin University

Federico GOBBO, University of Amsterdam

Marie ELLIOTT, University of Auckland

Carl DIZON, University of the Philipines

Heeyeon OH, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

Antonia MONTARO, Umeå Universitet

André MÜLLER, Universität Zürich

Matthew EARLY, Stanford University

Hoss FIROOZNIA, University of Rochester

Will NORTON, University of Virginia

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