Prof. dr. Jurij Toplak at the festivities, celebrating 30 years of Magna Charta Universitatum


Prof. dr. Jurij Toplak attended a ceremony in Salamanca, Spain, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Magna Charta Universitatum - the Charter of European Universities, which was signed in Bologna on September 19, 1988, at the 900th anniversary of the university, with over 400 university rectors , and subsequently another 200.

Magna Charta Universitatum declared the autonomy of universities and the academic freedom of scientists and university teachers from political and financial centers of power and called on governments to respect these principles. Magna Charta also implies the beginning of the process of academic integration and the creation of a single European university space. The governments of European countries responded and signed the Bologna Declaration in 1999, which outlawed the formal processes of academic integration in Europe in accordance with the principles: autonomy with responsibility, quality, compatibility, mobility, relevance, de-eatatization, employability, rationalization, and so forth.

In the photo the founding fathers of the Bologna process: prof. dr. Josef Brical, former rector of the University of Barcelona and President of the European Rector's Conference (left), prof. dr. Fabio Roversi Monaco (middle), former Rector of the University of Bologna and the initiator of MagnaCharta Universitatum, and prof. dr. Jurij Toplak, Alma Mater Europaea - ECM.