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RTU joins the Magna Charta Universitatum

21st of September, 2018
The Magna Charta Universitatum was signed by RTU Vice-Rector for Strategic Development Artūrs Zeps

Riga Technical University (RTU) has become a member of the Magna Charta Universitatum. The signing of the Charter was held on 18 September at the University of Salamanca, Spain. The Charter was signed by RTU Vice-Rector for Strategic Development Artūrs Zeps.

By signing the Charter, the university undertakes to follow the principles set out in the Charter:

  • The university is an autonomous institution independent of political and economic power;
  • Education and research at the university are inextricably linked, ensuring that the study process does not lag behind the progress of scientific thought;
  • Freedom in research and training is a fundamental principle of the university, and the government and the university shall ensure that this principle is respected;
  • The university is the guardian of European humanistic tradition.

Accession to the Charter confirms that RTU is an international university based on European values, which seeks to broaden the integration of the science and study process, placing greater emphasis on the inclusion of strategic values in RTU activities and international co-operation.

The solemn signing of the Charter took place at its annual conference, which coincided with the 800th anniversary of the University of Salamanca. The King and Queen of Spain, the Rector of the University of Bologna, the President of the Magna Charta Universitatum and representatives of other universities attended the solemn ceremony.

From Latvia, the University of Latvia and Riga Stradins University had already joined the charter.

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21st of September, 2018 at 15:46

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