Francophone University Association (AUF) - Belgium
The Francophone Univerity Association is a global network of French-speaking higher-education and research institutions founded in 1961. The AUF has 845 members (public and private universities, institutes of higher education, research centers and institutions, institutional networks, and networks of university administrators) distributed throughout 111 francophone countries.
In keeping with the diversity of cultures and languages, the AUF promotes a solidarity-based french-speaking universities committed to the cultural, economic and social development of societies.
It promotes active solidarity between its member institutions and supports them in their structuring dynamics (improving the quality of training, research, university governance, the employability of graduates) and their involvement in development.
The AUF has a network of more than 60 local representations in 40 countries. Headquartered in Montreal (Canada), its central services are located in Montreal and Paris (France).
Ten regional directorates are conducting AUF’s field interventions in Central Africa and the Great Lakes, West Africa, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, the Caribbean, Central and Eastern Europe, Europe the West, the Maghreb, the Middle East and the Indian Ocean.
Its teams throughout the world provide advice and follow-up on the design and implementation of projects, facilitate the sharing of best practices, expertise and innovations and provide support in the search for new partners.
The AUF is involved in this project via the Regional Office for Western Europe (Non-Profit Association of Belgian Law) whose actions, with and for the benefit of its member institutions, contribute to strengthening the quality of training, research and governance; to improve the employability and professional integration of graduates; and the involvement of universities in the economic, social and cultural development of societies.
The role of the AUF in the project
The AUF will provide trainings for the Cambodian partners (RUFA, RUPP, NIE, MoEYS and MCFA) on the following topics:
• Quality control,
• Computer sciences, mapping of donors
• The new information and communication technologies applied to pedagogy (example of the Mooc)
The AUF will provide expertise to the Cambodian partners along with the following activities:
• Production of a detailed guide of practices in the field of research and innovation with a specific focus on human sciences.
• Creation of an interuniversity research center in human sciences
The AUF will participate in the realization and the follow-up of the whole project via the pilot committee and the monitoring committee.
Visit the website of the Francophone University Association: www.auf.org