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:
- 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.
- 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.
- Adopting best practice project management skills in the French-speaking scientific community and ensuring the knowledge continually evolves to meet internationally recognized standards.
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”.