Fonds universitaire de coopération et de développement

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1961, Montréal (Canada), Fonds international de coopération universitaire (FICU) -- International Fund for University Cooperation, as an autonomous body for financing and management of programmes first within the framework of Association of Wholly or Partially French-Language Universities (AUPELF) and later also of Université des réseaux d'expression française (UREF). Acts as a financial arm of the umbrella organization Agence universitaire de La Francophonie (AUF).


Respond to requirements of francophone universities and other institutional members of AUF so as to facilitate international francophone cooperation in the fields of higher education and research.

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Assistance takes 3 forms: specific action to assist institutions facing a particularly difficult situation; inter-university co-development through regional and interregional exchange, colloquia, joint research and training in priority areas for development; updating of information and communication tools in the service of French language universities. Programmes: Fonds spécial d'intervention (FSI) - South-East Asia (Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam), Central and Eastern Europe (Bulgaria, Hungary, Moldova, Romania), Haiti, Lebanon, Rwanda. 'Programme d'intérêt régional (PIR)' - programmes of inter-university exchanges in Africa, Canada outside Québec (Canada), the Caribbean, Central and Eastern Europe, Arab world and Indian Ocean. Programme des études françaises et de la francophonie dans le monde (PEFFM) - exchanges of scholarships between departments of French studies and higher education scholarships for teachers in francophone channels. 'Programme d'action de soutien à la formation et à la recherche (PAS)' - support for joint research projects.


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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 4 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 38 countries
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Subjects *

  • Commerce
    • Funds
  • Research, Standards
    • Research
  • Education
    • Secondary and Higher Education
    • Universities
  • Development
    • Development
  • Language
    • Language Speaking
  • Solidarity
    • Cooperation

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal



Last News Received

25. Feb 2002
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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