This page will update you on our progress and implementation on the DOCKSIDE project as to date. Kick Off Meeting 100% Click here to...

This page will update you on our progress and implementation on the DOCKSIDE project as to date.

Kick Off Meeting 100%

Click here to view the photos of the meeting (Kick Off Meeting gallery)

Partnership Agreement 100%
Creation of the Project Management Board and Scientific Committee 100%

Each partner institution appointed one member who fulfils the requirements by the consortium to oversee and representation on the project management board.

The designation of the second member of the partner institution and those of project’s external associates will work in the Scientific Committee. It acts as a scientific board for the major events and handles the different internal calls for training sessions and mobility.

Guideline Project Manual 100%

Guidelines Project Manual serves as a further description of the project procedures, including the planning of tasks between partners, the number and nature of administration submission, the dateline of the external and internal reports, the templates and list of actions and the communication tools.

Guidelines were adopted unanimously and already available for consultation for the partners. Information in this document is subject to change.

Website and Social Media 75%

The Project Coordinator currently supports the maintenance and update of the DOCKSIDE website and the communication on the social media. Our international coordinator at the National University of Management and the Manager of Royal University of Law and Economics inspect the quality of the publication frequently.

We have technical difficulties in designing a secure and open platform for the public to upload and exchange documents but our web administrator is working on it. It will be available soon.

Environmental Maritime Research Network 25%

DOCKSIDE favours the creation of a network around Environmental and Maritime Research topics. We argue that a countable doctoral school cannot exist without a strong research basis, for that reason, we strive for the creation of a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary network.


Stakeholder Analysis 20%

With the participation of our Stakeholder, they can provide a credible, high quality and useful evaluation and perspectives to the EMR Network. We hope to develop a full-scale understanding of a group of interest by learning its social diversity, an existing grid of connections, and overall socio-economic characteristics.

We had one formal meeting to discuss key questions to our survey. See the photos were taken during the meeting: here.

The DOCKSIDE research officers of which two interns from France were collecting data in Battambang, home to one of our project partner, the University of Battambang.

Equipment and Resources 10%

Inventory of the current infrastructure, equipment and resources of our Cambodian partners’ universities is being conducted. Efficient infrastructure is one of the important factors to reach research excellence.

DOCKSIDE plans to upgrade the infrastructure and equipment to a sufficient level that it may allow the distance learning and exchange of PhD students, teachers and researchers. The ultimate target is the improvement of the PhD program in Cambodia.


PhD students and Researchers Mobility 15%

The first call for application for this mobility closes on the 30th June 2017. Afterwards, the sending universities will select their candidates with the assistance of the Scientific Committee.

At the moment, the University of Nantes has been receiving two PhD students, one PhD student from the Royal University of Law and Economics, Phnom Penh and another one from National University of Management, Phnom Penh. They have been staying for 3 moths to do their researchs.


Preparation of Workshop on EMR 100%

A 3-day workshop successfully took place at the Royal University of Agriculture, Phnom Penh on the 18th to 20th October 2017.

We received 144 participants on day 1, 113 participants on day 2 and 145 participants on day 3.

You may now download all the presentations here.


Creation of PhD course catalogue 7%

We are preparing the arrival of an expert team from Cambodia in the fall semester in Europe. These professors, rector and vice-rector, and administrative staff of Cambodian institutions will work on the development of the course catalogue and administrative management of PhD program. A short presentation of the written report will be given during the October’s workshop in the Royal University of Agriculture, Phnom Penh.

The European correspondent will return the visit at the beginning of 2018. They will finalise and complete the course catalogue with the distance and innovative learning modules.