Thursday 17 September 2009
Aula Absidale Santa Lucia, Via de’ Chiari 25/a
Pier Ugo Calzolari, Rector of the University of Bologna, Italy
Fabio Roversi-Monaco, Honorary President of the Magna Charta Observatory
Highlights of the Observatory Activities
Bastian Baumann, Secretary General of the Magna Charta Observatory
Higher Education in a Time of Social and Economic Change: What Contributions Must Universities and Public Authorities Make
Andrew McIntosh, Member of the Parliamentary Assembly, Council of Europe
Is academic freedom affordable in a time of economic crisis?
Steve Fuller, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Higher Education as a Key to Further Development – Lessons from the Arab World
Saleh Hashem, Secretary General of the Association of Arab Universities
Working Group Sessions
How can universities contribute to solving problems caused by a crisis?
Dying of species – the Darwinism of academic disciplines
Private or state influence on academic programmes: a threat to freedom?
Business studies, academic freedom and ethics
Are changes in university governance necessary as a reaction to economic challenges?
Reports from the Working Groups
Monique Fouilhoux, Deputy General Secretary of Education International Jairam Reddy, Consultant on Higher Education, South Africa
Interventions from the audience
Friday 18 September
Aula Magna Santa Lucia, Via Castiglione 36
Ceremony of the Signature of the Magna Charta Universitatum
Pier Ugo Calzolari, Rector of the University of Bologna
Universities and Regional Development
Dimitrios Tsougarakis, Rector of the Ionian University, Greece
Signature of the Magna Charta Universitatum