Sign the Magna Charta Universitatum - MCU 2020

More than 950 Universities have already embraced the values in the Magna Charta Universitatum:

  • autonomy of academic institutions;
  • inseperable nature of teaching and research;
  • freedom of teaching and research;
  • constant care to universal knwoledge;

If you too believe in the same university values, join this worldwide community!


Thank you for being so interested in the Magna Charta. This was first signed in 1988 by 388 European universities and now over 900 universities from all continents have signed it. We are pleased that you would now like to join the ranks of the signatories, thus indicating your support of the principles outlined in this document.

To do so, the Governing Council of the Magna Charta Observatory reviews requests to sign the Magna Charta Universitatum during its Winter/Spring meeting, before the 2023 signing event.

Please read the Admission Policy and the Application Form that you can download, fill and send us back by e-mail, together with the listed required documents.

The Application Form and the required documents have to be drafted in (or translated into) English.

Deadline to submit the documents: December 31, 2023.

Thank you.


If your university has already signed the Magna Charta Universitatum of 1988 or has been accepted to become a signatory, you can sign the MCU 2020.

To do that:

  • Download the template that you can find below (Template of declaration to sign MCU), fill it out, sign it, and send it back to

If your university has never signed the Magna Charta Universitatum, nor has been accepted, you should follow the procedure here below.