Mercator European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning

The SOAS-UCL Centre for Excellence in the Teaching and Learning of Languages of the Wider World is a HEFCE-funded collaboration between SOAS and UCL. Its aim is to promote and support excellence in the teaching and learning of languages that do not have a large presence in UK HE, i.e.: the languages of the Middle East, Africa, Asia, the Netherlands , Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and Russia.

The Mercator Research Centre gathers and mobilises expertise in the field of language learning at school, at home and through cultural participation in favour of linguistic diversity of Europe. The Mercator Research Centre brings Europe to Fryslân and Fryslân to Europe. The Mercator Research Centre is part of the Fryske Akademy.