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Magna Charta Universitatum

On September 10, 2021, university conf. Dr. Ilian GALBEN, Rector of the International Free University of Moldova, signed the Magna Charta Universitatum 2020, in a new version.

ULIM had the honor to join this community by signing for the first time this document of exceptional value on September 20-21, 2007, during the 19th signing ceremony of the Magna Charta Universitatum, a statutory document, launched in 1988 on the occasion of the 900th anniversary of the founding of the University of Bologna. Since then, every year this important document is signed by various universities from all corners of the world, their number today reaching 947 institutions from 94 countries.

In the period after the signing of the Magna Charta Universitatum in 1988, the environment in which universities operate has changed considerably. The world has become interconnected in unimaginable ways, and the challenges facing universities are much more complex. The number of universities has increased and the universities themselves have had to adapt to change, this process becoming a continuous one. In this sense, a new vision of the values and responsibilities of universities has become necessary.

After the global consultation, a new version of the Magna Charta Universitatum (MCU 2020) was prepared, the launch of which took place on June 17, 2021 during the XXXII Anniversary of the Magna Charta Universitatum with the generic “Values and responsibilities of the University: response to the challenges of the future”.

Magna Charta Universitatum is considered as a constitution of universities. Spread over just two pages, translated into 8 languages, the document postulates the fundamental principles of the university, which are the critical transmission of culture through research and education, respect for university autonomy and academic freedoms, moral and scientific independence in relation to political and economic power .

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