A New Magna Charta Universitatum

  • Sijbolt Noorda Magna Charta Observatory Council
Keywords: Magna Charta Universitatum, university values, autonomy, academic freedom, equity, social responsibility, responsible universities


Identifying, discussing, and sharing core values is important to any university. Since 1988, the Magna Charta Universitatum serves as a public statement of the fundamental principles of autonomous universities. A fresh expression of core values, principles, and responsibilities was needed in view of worldwide successes as well as challenges: This is the underlying idea of the new statement launched in June 2021.

Author Biography

Sijbolt Noorda, Magna Charta Observatory Council

Sijbolt Noorda is president of the Magna Charta Observatory Council. Emails: sjn@uva.nl and magnacharta@unibo.it.

How to Cite
Noorda, S. (2021). A New Magna Charta Universitatum. International Higher Education, (107), 5-6. Retrieved from https://ejournals.bc.edu/index.php/ihe/article/view/14551