The Magna Charta Universitatum 2023 conference was held on October 23-25 at University of Lodz, Poland. Yaroslav Shramko, Rector of Kryvyi Rih State Pedagogical University, took part in the ceremony of signing the updated Magna Carta of Universities.



It was first signed in 1988 by rectors of 388 higher education institutions, the Magna Charta Universitatum was solemnly signed in the presence of many political leaders and representatives of society and was revised in 2020 to reflect the changes in the world universities are facing. It has now been signed by more than 950 university leaders from around the world. Every year, Magna Charta Universitatum organizes an international conference to discuss current challenges in upholding fundamental values and serving society responsibly and celebrates the signing ceremony of the Magna Charta Universitatum by a large number of rectors. The Magna Carta of Universities is based on the principles of academic freedom and institutional autonomy as a guideline for the effective management and development of universities.

You can watch the video broadcast of the signing of the Magna Carta of Universities.



Background information. The conference "Universities and Urban Regeneration: The Role of Research and Education" and the signing ceremony of the Magna Charta Universitatum MCU2020 took place on October 23-25, 2023 in Lodz (Poland). The event was held with the participation of Mykhailo Vynnytskyi, Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine, member of the National Team of Experts on Higher Education Reform Erasmus+ (HERE team) and other representatives from Ukraine: Polina Gombalevska, expert of the National Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education of Ukraine, President of the Ukrainian Students' Association, and others.


Thirty-four universities from 12 countries have become new signatories to the Charter. The Ukrainian-language version of the Magna Carta 2020 can be found here.