Rector of Mariupol State University, Professor Mykola Trofymenko has signed the renewed Magna Charta Universitatum, a document designed to celebrate the traditions of higher education and establish links between universities.
MSU joined the Bologna Process in 2004. Next year, for the first time in Ukraine, the MSU hosted a meeting of the Supervisory Board of the Magna Charta Universitatum.
The Charta Observatory Board approved the updated document in 2020. The signing, scheduled for September, was postponed due to the global epidemiological situation. Under quarantine conditions, the participating universities were invited to hold the signing ceremony in video format.
Accession to the Magna Charta Universitatum was a big step for MSU on its way to the European educational area. The Bologna process implies the autonomy of higher education institutions in their research and teaching activities, preserving the ideas of European humanism.
For almost 20 years the MSU has been successfully implementing its own unique model of international cooperation, which provides for comprehensive cooperation with parliaments, ministries of education and foreign affairs, embassies, regional administrations, mayoralties, leading universities and foundations of foreign countries.