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Universities and their Responsibilities - Prerequisites and Underlying Principles. Bastian Baumann, Magna Charta Observatory Macao, 26 September 2008. Magna Charta Universitatum. Signed by 388 rectors in Bologna on 18 September 1988 Now 630 signatories Worldwide geographical coverage

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Universities and their responsibilities prerequisites and underlying principles

Universities and their Responsibilities - Prerequisites and Underlying Principles

Bastian Baumann, Magna Charta Observatory

Macao, 26 September 2008


Magna charta universitatum
Magna Charta Universitatum Underlying Principles

  • Signed by 388 rectors in Bologna on 18 September 1988

  • Now 630 signatories

  • Worldwide geographical coverage

    • Currently 80 countries


Content
Content Underlying Principles

  • Fundamental values and principles of the university

    • Institutional autonomy

    • Academic freedom

  • Based on common heritage of the university


Magna charta observatory
Magna Charta Observatory Underlying Principles

  • Founded in 2001 by the University of Bologna and European Rectors Conference (now EUA)

  • Based at the University of Bologna

  • No membership


Activities
Activities Underlying Principles

  • Monitoring function

  • Convenor

  • Advisor

  • Think tank

  • Worldwide scope of activities


Needs
Needs Underlying Principles

  • Increased and broadened understanding of our situation, challenges and opportunities

  • Optimisation of scarce resources

  • Contextualising and customising our approaches

  • 3 pillars of sustainable development to be taken into account


Context
Context Underlying Principles

  • More political tensions between those who have and those who do not have

  • Cannot ignore poverty

  • Cannot ignore inter-linkages between globalisation, trade, poverty, development and environment

  • We are living in a different world, we need education for a different world


Important role for universities
Important Role for Universities Underlying Principles

  • Education: understand the whole, diverse and complex reality and act in adequate, informed ways

  • Teachers training

  • Medicine, law, administration, business, industry, etc. experts

  • Further develop intellectual and cultural base of societies


Glocalisation
Glocalisation Underlying Principles

  • Importance of global phenomena

  • Importance of local outreach

  • Systems level

  • Individual level

    • Locally routed, globally informed

    • Globally routed, locally informed


Cultural diversity
Cultural Diversity Underlying Principles

  • Universities need to live it

  • Transmit knowledge about different cultures

  • Understand and respect each other

  • Need for more dialogues

  • Awareness of one’s own cultural norms


What can should universities do
What Can/Should Universities Do? Underlying Principles

  • Infrastructure

  • Needs assessments

  • Advisory services

  • Specialised sustainable development trainings


Organisation of universities
Organisation of Universities Underlying Principles

  • International

  • Interaction with region

  • Interaction with stakeholders (esp. SD)

  • Mobility

    • Students, teachers, staff

    • Not one way


Curricula
Curricula Underlying Principles

  • Broadened

  • Multi- / inter-disciplinary

  • Multi-facetted projects

  • Pedagogical approaches that do not just teach one response to one particular question


Readiness to transform
Readiness to Transform Underlying Principles

  • Critical attitude towards established knowledge

  • Study programmes to encompass this attitude

  • Critical thought and analysis of individuals

  • Academics to push back frontiers and address the inconvenient truth


Responsibilities of universities
Responsibilities of Universities Underlying Principles

  • Cater for the purposes of education

  • Educating people should provide the skills, perspectives, values and knowledge to live in a sustainable manner

  • Basic research / less lucrative research in the short term perspective

  • Responsibilities to society


4 basic requirements
4 Basic Requirements Underlying Principles

  • Academic freedom

  • Institutional autonomy

  • Integrity / values / ethics

  • Link between teaching and research


Contact
Contact Underlying Principles

www.magna-charta.org

[email protected]

Via Zamboni 25

40126 Bologna

Italy


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