It is with utmost pride and honor to qualify to be a signatory to the classic and exclusive association of universities in Europe. With its rigid requirements and thorough assessment, the American International University- Bangladesh has been successfully granted the privilege to be a signatory to the document in a glorious ceremony to held in Bologna, Italy in June 16-17, 2021. No less than the Vice Chancellor, Dr. Carmen Z. Lamagna, AIUB was invited to be present to sign the document with a deep historical value. The grand ceremony was originally scheduled in the second week of September but was postponed due to this pandemic which adversely affecting the whole world. The congratulatory message was sent by Dr. Sijbolt Noorda, President, Magna Charta Observatory on behalf of the Governing Council.

What is MAGNA CHARTA UNIVERSITATUM (the Great Charter Universities)? It is a document originally signed by 388 Rectors and Heads of Universities from all over Europe and now beyond in 1988. The event coincides with the 900 Years Anniversary Foundation of the University of Bologna, Italy. The document contains principles of academic freedom and institutional autonomy as a guideline for good governance and self-understanding of universities in the future. The document provides the opportunity to celebrate university traditions and encourage bonds among European universities and also to serve as universal inspiration and is open to the universities of the world. As a result, universities now operate internationally, have to respond more quickly to larger number  and more diverse learners and research requirements, use of advance technology, different modes of delivery and are challenged and equitable serving the diverse needs of a wider range of local, national and international stakeholders. It engages in a wide range of activities and projects held in different countries events such as conferences, workshops, printed and web-based resources.

For more information about the Magna Charta Universitatum, please visit this link: 

http://www.magna-charta.org/

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