Université des réseaux d'expression française (UREF)

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1987-12 Marrakech Morocco


Dec 1987, Marrakech (Morocco), at General Assembly of U-XC0156 - Association des universités partiellement ou entièrement de langue française (AUPELF), a project with the title Université de la francophonie (UPELF) having existed since Sep 1986, following 1st F-XF1536 - Conférence au sommet des chefs d'Etat et de gouvernement des pays ayant le français en partage (Sommet de la Francophonie) in Paris (France). Since 1990, comprises, together with AUPELF, U-XF3235 - Fondation internationale de l'enseignement supérieur et de la recherche (FIESR) and U-XJ7305 - Réseau des universités, centres et instituts francophones internationaux, the umbrella organization 'AUPELF-UREF', currently C-XF3420 - Agence universitaire de La Francophonie (AUF). UREF itself is sometimes also referred to as AUPELF-UREF. Merged into AUF in Apr 1998.


Instigate contacts and exchange among member universities of AUPELF, and also with other agencies concerned with development, language, science, culture and communications, particularly in the fields of research and training. Expand and, where necessary, create French-speaking academic networks among: institutions; training establishments, laboratories and research centres; universities working in the same fields of cultural, scientific or technical research; teachers and researchers in the same discipline or training sector. Ensure cooperation in development among French-speaking countries of North and South.


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University Council (Management Council). Networks of heads of training establishments, each electing a President and a multilateral bureau and proposing its programme budget annually to UREF.


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