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)

PMI is the leading authority in project management, committed to advancing the project management profession to positively impact project success. We empower professionals to excel in project management practices through our growing global community, knowledge sharing, and best-in-class certifications—driving positive change in organizations and communities. Since 1969, our unwavering mission has been to advocate for the profession by offering life-long learning and connections to sharpen high-demand skills. Today, PMI provides professionals at every stage of their career journey with the globally recognized standards, online courses, thought leadership, events, and tools they need to succeed. With more than 300 chapters around the world, PMI members can network, find mentors, access career opportunities, and learn from peers, working together to drive greater impact.

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