2012 - XXIV Anniversary
A Conversation on Academic Freedom:
The Magna Charta Universitatum Then and Now - 1988 to 2012
Aula Giorgio Prodi,
Piazza San Giovanni in Monte 2
21 September 2012
On 18 September 1988, in the presence of many political leaders and representatives of the society, 388 rectors from Europe and beyond signed the Magna Charta Universitatum. The document has since become the major reference for the fundamental values and principles of the university.
To date, the Magna Charta has been signed by some 750 university leaders from all over the world and each year more universities commit themselves to the principles laid out in the Magna Charta. The higher education scene has developed significantly since 1988, yet the Magna Charta remains relevant to the mission of universities everywhere.
On 21 September 2012, the Magna Charta Observatory convened its Annual Conference in Bologna, Italy to commemorate the 24th anniversary of the Magna Charta Universitatum and held a Conversation on Intellectual Freedom: Magna Charta Universitatum Then and Now with invited speakers of the highest calibre and participants from universities around the world.