PMI and AUF Collaborate to Raise the Profile of Project Management Among the French-Speaking Scientific Community

Project Management Institute (PMI), the leading global organization  of project management professionals, has teamed up  with leading international university group, Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF), to bring the latest best practices, teaching methods and research into project management to the French-speaking scientific community.

The agreement, signed by AUF Rector, Prof. Slim Khalbous, and Pierre Le Manh, President and CEO of PMI will focus on areas of key interest to both parties, including:

  1. Raising awareness, promoting and sharing knowledge of project management skills with students and young entrepreneurs to ensure they have the skills needed to succeed in today’s economy. Students at AUF member institutions will benefit from training, certification and educational resources in project management through Francophone Employability Centers.
  2. Promoting teaching techniques and research into project management through certification, training of trainers, networking, knowledge and resource sharing, funding of collaborative research and encouraging the publication of project management in science papers in French.
  3. Adopting best practice project management skills in the French-speaking scientific community and ensuring the knowledge continually evolves to meet internationally recognized standards.



About AUF

Founded 60 years ago, L’Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) is now the world’s leading research university with more than 1,000 members, including universities, research centers and other educational establishments in more than 120 countries. AUF is a non-profit organization that exists to support the creation of better educational and university systems, with a mission to “respect diversity, think globally as the French-speaking scientific community and act regionally”.


About Project Management Institute (PMI)

Project Management Institute (PMI) is the leading professional organization for project management, and the authority for a growing global community of millions of project professionals and individuals who use project management skills. Collectively, these professionals and "changemakers" consistently create better outcomes for businesses, community and society worldwide.

PMI empowers people to make ideas a reality. Through global advocacy, networking, collaboration, research, and education, PMI prepares organizations and individuals at every stage of their career journey to work smarter so they can drive success in a world of change. 

Building on a proud legacy dating to 1969, PMI is a not-for-profit for-purpose organization working in nearly every country around the world to advance careers, strengthen organizational success, and enable project professionals and changemakers with new skills and ways of working to maximize their impact. PMI offerings include globally recognized standards, certifications, online courses, thought leadership, tools, digital publications, and communities.

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