The conference on the occasion of the Anniversary of the Magna Charta Universitatum under the theme Universities engaging with Society in Turbulent Times is taking place from 14 September 2022 - 16 September 2022, at the University of Bologna, Italy, an IAU Member University. MCO is an IAU Affiliate.
The Magna Charta Universitatum, first signed by 388 rectors in 1988 in the presence of many political leaders and representatives of society and revised in 2020 to reflect changes in the world faced by universities, continues to underpin the mission and operations of universities everywhere. Over 950 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 serving society responsibly and celebrates in a ceremony as more rectors sign the Magna Charta Universitatum. This year’s conference and ceremony takes place on 14, 15 and 16 September 2022 in Bologna.