Participants of Magna Carta Observatory seminar will present the Sustainable Development Goals - MRU

24 May, 2024
Participants of Magna Carta Observatory seminar will present the Sustainable Development Goals

15 universities of Magna Charta Observatory will participate in the seminar of the research project "Responsive and Responsible Universities" at Mykolas Romeris University (MRU) on 28-30 of May. The project covers sustainable development goals such as poverty and hunger reduction, quality education, reducing inequalities, sustainable cities and communities, peace, justice and strong institutions.

In spring of 2023, MRU submitted an application and presented a case for university support in Ukraine to the Observatory Magna Charta Universitatum, an international organisation of universities, for the research project initiative "A Responsive and Responsible University". 6 universities from all over the world were selected. Three of them - MRU, Wroclaw Medical University and Donetsk University, relocated to Vinnitsa, researching the Russian-led war on Ukraine - were invited to further develop their research and present their best practices to the whole Observatory Magna Charta Universitatum community.

Observatory Magna Charta Universitatum has appointed consultants who are eminent scientists in the international scientific community. The MRU team is being advised by international higher education consultant, Prof. Dr. Ivan F. Pacheco of Boston University.

Last October, teams from the selected universities and the Magna Charta Observatory met in Lodz, Poland.

Magna Charta Universitatum - a document signed in Bologna in 1988 by 388 university rectors from around the world, which defines the basic principles of university activity as academic freedom and autonomy, synergy between research and study, openness to research and debate. The Rector of MRU affirmed the University's support for the 2020 Magna Charta Universitatum and declared the University's commitment to the principles, values and responsibilities enshrined in the Charter, which reinforces the role of universities in preserving the environment and promoting peace, prosperity and education worldwide.  MRU is committed to all the principles of the Magna Charta Universitatum and to engaging the university community in the development of a more sustainable world.