Engineers Operating Multilingually: Reflections on Four Years of Glasgow-Gaza Telecollaboration

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This paper outlines the stages of a successful online collaboration between students on Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) master’s courses at the Islamic University of Gaza, and pre-sessional international students hoping to embark on SET-related Master’s courses at the University of Glasgow. It also looks at one, less successful, attempt to broaden this endeavour to embrace Biomed students at each institution, and draws some conclusions from this relative failure. The chapter offers an overview of the four years of the collaboration to date, looking at how the overall project was structured and funded, the organisational, financial and technological challenges that were overcome, the lessons that have been learned, and the benefits to both institutions that have resulted, while also attempting to reflect on the political economy of the collaborative work, and its relationship to ideologies of global mobility and immobilization.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMultilingual Online Academic Collaborations as Resistance
Subtitle of host publicationCrossing Impassable Borders
EditorsGiovanna Fassetta, Nazmi Al Masri, Alison Phipps
Place of PublicationBristol, UK
PublisherMultilingual Matters
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781788929608
ISBN (Print)9781788929592
Publication statusPublished - 7 Aug 2020

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NameResearching Multilingually
PublisherMultilingual Matters


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