The research activities of UNIcollaboration consist of organizing and promoting events and activities dedicated to:

  • sharing research-related information and expertise
  • strengthening research into online intercultural exchange
  • supporting researchers entering the field

Above all the programme will be determined by UNIcollaboration members, whose input and feedback will enable us to evaluate activities we have organized and plan for the future.  Your views and suggestions are always welcome.

The UNICollaboration research officers are:

  • Elke Nissen, First research officer, Université Grenoble Alpes, France
  • Francesca Helm, Second research officer, Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy

More info:

Next Event:

Research webinar for PhD students

The UNICollaboration Research group is organizing small group webinars for PhD students  (2 presenting students per webinar). These will be open to anyone interested in participating.

If you are interested in presenting and discussing your research please submit an abstract of max. 500 words outlining your research questions, the approach adopted and a challenge that you are facing (English, French, German or Italian) at the link here. The first webinar will be on 4th July at 15.00. The deadline for submitting abstracts is 30th May (-> postponed to) 11th June. The event will then be disseminated through UNICollaboration’s mailing list, and up to 15 people will be able to register and participate in the discussion.

2018 EVENT:

UNICollaboration Research Methods Workshop in Aix en Provence (France): October 4-5th, 2018

The second Unicollaboration Research Seminar was held in Aix en Provence (France) the 4th and 5th October, in association with SFERE, university Aix-Marseille. This year, the three main research methods that were addressed were:

  • conversation analysis (Anthony Liddicoat, University of Warwick),
  • design-based research (Gilles Aldon, ENS Lyon) and
  • multimodal studies (Jeff Bezemer, University College London).

In addition, participants were also offered an introduction to two freely available annotation tools: SPPAS ( and ELAN (

The programme of the seminar can be dowloaded HERE.

2017 EVENT:

UNICollaboration Research Methods Workshop in Valencia (Spain): October 6-7th, 2017

This workshop was intended for telecollaboration practitioners who plan to investigate the online exchanges they have organized and for postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers seeking to enter the field.

It took place at Universitat de València & Universitat Politècnica de València – Spain.

More details  can be found in the flyer below or on the workshop webpage by the University of Valencia.