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Oct 16 &17 - University Freedoms & Responsibilities: Responding to the Challenges of the Future

October 16, 2019 to October 17, 2019

On September 18, 1988, in the presence of many political leaders and representatives of society, 388 rectors signed the Magna Charta Universitatum.

This document remains as relevant to the mission of universities everywhere as it was when it was first signed. It has become the major reference for the fundamental values and principles of the university and over 800 university leaders from all over the world have now signed it. Each year the Magna Charta Observatory organises an international conference to address current challenges in upholding the fundamental values and celebrates in a ceremony as more rectors sign the Magna Charta Universitatum. The 2019 conference and ceremony take place in October 2019 at McMaster University.

On October 17, the Magna Charta Observatory, the University of Bologna and the McMaster University will host the Ceremony for the Signing of the Magna Charta by universities committed to the principles of the Universitatum. 

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