AIUB to sign Magna Charta Universitatum

New Age Desk | Published: 01:31, Aug 06,2020


American International University- Bangladesh is going to be a signatory to the Magna Charta Universitatum (the great charter of universities) in a ceremony to be held in Bologna, Italy in June 16-17, 2021.

AIUB vice-chancellor Carmen Z Lamagna was invited to be present to sign the document of the exclusive association of universities in Europe, said a press release.

The ceremony was originally scheduled in the second week of September but was postponed due to the pandemic. The congratulatory message was sent by Sijbolt Noorda, president, Magna Charta Observatory.

Magna Charta Universitatum is a document originally signed by 388 Rectors and Heads of Universities from all over Europe and now beyond in 1988. The event coincides with the 900 years anniversary foundation of the University of Bologna.

The document contains principles of academic freedom and institutional autonomy as a guideline for good governance and self-understanding of universities in the future.

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