Francophone University Association (AUF) - Belgium
The Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) is an international association that was founded over 50 years ago. Its members are French-speaking universities, grandes écoles, academic networks and research centres all over the world. With a network of 845 members in 111 countries, it is one of the largest higher education and research organisations in the world.
The AUF is also the specialist higher education and research agency for the Sommets de la Francophonie. As such, within our scope of competence, we implement resolutions adopted at conferences of heads of state and government of countries where French is spoken.
Mindful of the diversity of cultures and languages, AUF promotes a mutually supportive French-speaking academic community actively engaged in economic, social and cultural development. We foster active solidarity between member organisations and support them as they rise to the challenges they face: quality of training, research and academic governance, graduate career opportunities and employability, and involvement in social development in general.
The AUF has a network of 59 offices, branches and digital campuses in 40 different countries. Our headquarters is in Montreal (Canada), and our central administration is shared between Montreal and Paris (France).
Ten regional offices coordinate our field operations in Central Africa and the Great Lakes, West Africa, the Americas, the Asia-Pacific region, the Caribbean, Central and Eastern Europe, Western Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and the Indian Ocean.
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