Agence universitaire de la Francophonie

The Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) (Association of Francophone Universities) is a global network of French-speaking higher-education and research institutions. Founded in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in 1961, as the Association des Universités Partiellement ou Entièrement de Langue Française (AUPELF),[3] the AUF is a multilateral institution supporting co-operation and solidarity among French-speaking universities and institutions. It operates in French-speaking and non-speaking countries of Africa, the Arab world, Southeast Asia, North and South America and the Caribbean, Central, Eastern and Western Europe. As of 2020, the AUF has 1,007 members[1] (public and private universities, institutes of higher education, research centers and institutions, institutional networks, and networks of university administrators) distributed throughout francophone countries on six continents. It is active in 119 countries,[1] and represented by regional offices and information centers on campuses and in institutes. The Association receives funding from the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), and its headquarters are located at the Université de Montréal, Quebec.

Agence universitaire de la Francophonie
PredecessorAssociation des Universités Partiellement ou Entièrement de Langue Française
Formation13 September 1961; 60 years ago (1961-09-13)
TypeFrancophone university network
HeadquartersMontreal, Quebec, Canada
Coordinates45.50175850°N 73.61996090°W / 45.50175850; -73.61996090
Membership (2020)
1,007 university associations[1]
Official language
French
Rector
Slim Khalbous (since 2019)
Budget
37,200,000 (2019)[2]
Websitewww.auf.org