A new Magna Charta Universitatum: MCU 2020

June 13, 2019
     Rector Stanislav Nikolayenko received an invitation letter on behalf of Magna Charta Observatory Secretary General, David Lock. NUBiP rector is invited to visit Bologna in September to sign the new edition of the Magna Charta Universitatum.

    The Magna Charta Universitatum is a document that was signed by 388 rectors and heads of universities from all over Europe and beyond on 18 September 1988, the 900th anniversary of the University of Bologna.

    Much has changed over that 30-year period, both in the contexts in which universities operate and within universities themselves. Universities now operate more internationally, have to respond more quickly to larger numbers and more diverse learners and research requirements, use advanced technology, different modes of delivery and are challenged to be more sustainable and more equitable as well as serving the diverse needs of a wider range of local, national and international stakeholders.

   The task of preparing the draft ‘MCU 2020’ was given to an internationally diverse group of experienced higher education professionals including a student leader. Members of the group have reviewed the current and emerging situations in their part of the world, examined declarations from different countries which were written in different circumstances for different purposes and identified priorities for the new Magna Charta Universitatum.

    You are invited to review the draft document and submit comments.

    The draft text of MCU 2020 can be found at https://eventi.unibo.it/mcu-consultation-process/questions-about-mcu-2-0. You can send your suggestions by e-mail to [email protected] until August 2, 2019.

    MCU 2020 project will be discussed at a workshop during the MCO jubilee conference at McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada. It is proposed that MCU 2020 will be launched at the MCO’s Anniversary in Bologna on 17 September 2020.

Olexander Labenko
 

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