The Rector of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Professor Bogumiła Kaniewska, has signed the renewed declaration Magna Charta Universitatum. The meeting “Universities Engaging with Society in Turbulent Times”, held in the Italian city of Bologna, was attended by almost 200 rectors, presidents and other university representatives.
“The conference revolved around a number of themes, but the dominant one was how modern universities should engage with the modern world. It was extremely valuable to get experiences from other universities, information on what difficulties science and higher education institutions in other countries are facing,” says Prof Kaniewska.
The Magna Charta Universitatum was first signed in 1988, on the occasion of the 900th anniversary of the University of Bologna. It is a declaration of the fundamental principles on which the university’s mission should be based. The University of Poznan has been a signatory of Magna Charta Universitatum since 2018.