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Why are university values a true support for society?

Sijbolt Noorda, President of the Magna Charta Observatory, discussed this topic during an interview at the Open University of Cataluña (UOC).

The Open University of Cataluña (UOC) interviewed the MCO President Sijbolt Noorda on the occasion of his visit to Barcelona. Sijbolt Noorda explained why the cornerstone values of integrity and equity play such a key role for the future of our societies.

If on the one hand, there is a clear trend towards greater social responsibility, on the other hand, some universities are perceived to be aligned to social elites rather than to society in general. This is why universities must be autonomous institutions and must respect the principles of integrity and equity to reach a sustainable life on our planet.

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Published on 1 February 2018