Association des universités partiellement ou entièrement de langue française (AUPELF)

Association of Wholly or Partially French-Language Universities

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1961-09-13 Montréal QC Canada


13 Sep 1961, Montréal (Canada). Registered in accordance with the law of the Province of Québec (Canada). Since 1987, combined with H-XF0647 - Université des réseaux d'expression française (UREF) in C-XF3420 - Agence universitaire de La Francophonie (AUF), formally instituted as 'AUPELF-UREF'.


Encourage and help universities and institutions of higher education to make joint studies, and to take or recommend to governments any appropriate measures to ensure effective cooperation in the interest of studies and the advancement of science.


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General Assembly (every 4 years) elects Administrative Council of 18 (meets once a year), including President, 3 Vice-Presidents, Director-General and 8 members elected as individuals, 3 representatives of regional committees, 2 representatives of scientific institutional members and the Immediate Past-President. Council appoints Secretary-General for 3-year term. Honorary Presidents; Honorary Vice-President. Scientific Council (15 members, meeting at least once a year), comprises personalities in the French-speaking world, whether from scientific, cultural or technological arenas. Regional Committees united in 'Comité interrégional d'orientation et de coordination'. Fondation AUPELF, set up 24 Sep 1986.


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