មជ្ឈមណ្ឌលស្រាវជ្រាវ និងនវានុវត្តន៍អប់រំ (មសនអ)
Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI)
Established in 2015, The Education Unit works with relevant government partners and other national and international institutions in searching for solutions to address key issues faced by Cambodian higher education (HE) and technical and vocation education and training (TVET).
With the support from four development partners, namely the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) Special Fund (managed by Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MFA.IC), Cambodia), and Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) through the Asia Foundation, our research themes include STEM education, ICT for teaching and learning, governance and financing of higher education institutions, internationalisation of HE, public-private partnerships for TVET, competency-based education and training, and gender equity in TVET.
The CERI has been researching post-secondary education, both vocational and academic, and leading the policy dialogue with our research. The unit has contributed to various publications including the in-house Working Paper series and Policy Brief, and the quarterly Cambodia Development Review as well as international journals. Highlighted recent works include a journal article entitled “Correlates of STEM major choice: a quantitative look at Cambodian university freshmen” (Routledge, 2019), a working paper on “Innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystems in Cambodia: the roles of academic institutions” (CDRI, 2019) and another working paper on “Characteristics and issues of internship at Cambodian private firms: a scoping study” (CDRI, 2020).
The research findings are also communicated to policymakers and other stakeholders through regular forums and conferences. Apart from researching and conducting policy discussions, the unit is also actively engaged in providing technical capacity development to researchers, professors, and government officers in the forms of training workshops, researcher exchanges, and international exposure visits.
Ongoing research projects of the Education Unit in 2020
No. Research Studies Year Funder
1 . Economic of Major Choice in STEM 2020 TAF
2 .Measuring Internationalization of Higher Education in Cambodia 2020 TAF
3 .Typology of Cambodian Higher Education Institutions (Phase 2) 2020 TAF
4 .Forced Adoption of Educational Technology during the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Case of Higher Education Institution in Developing Economy 2020 TAF / SDC / LMC
5 .The Development and Implementation of Competency-Based Education and Training in Cambodian TVET: Perspectives and Experiences from Three Stakeholders 2020 SDC
6 .Education and Training Hybridisation: Possibilities and Practices 2020 SDC
7 .Vocational Training and skills Development for Occupational Mobility: A Case of Cambodian Women Workers in the Garment Industry 2020 SDC
8 .Teaching and Learning in Cambodia STEM Programs 2020 LMC
9 .ICT in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 2020 LMC
10. Entrepreneurship Intention of Cambodia University Students 2020 SIDA