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The Program

Thursday 17 September 2009

Aula Absidale Santa Lucia, Via de’ Chiari 25/a


Welcome remarks
Pier Ugo Calzolari, Rector of the University of Bologna, Italy

Opening address

Fabio Roversi-Monaco, Honorary President of the Magna Charta Observatory

Highlights of the Observatory Activities

Bastian Baumann, Secretary General of the Magna Charta Observatory


1st Session

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


2nd Session

Is academic freedom affordable in a time of economic crisis?
Steve Fuller, University of Warwick, United Kingdom


3nd Session

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?


4nd Session

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

Welcome address

Pier Ugo Calzolari, Rector of the University of Bologna


5th Session

Universities and Regional Development
Dimitrios Tsougarakis, Rector of the Ionian University, Greece

Signature of the Magna Charta Universitatum

Concluding remarks