Monaco, Fabio Roversi
The idea of drafting a declaration of academic rights emerged from a meeting of some of Europe’s oldest universities held in Bologna in 1986. The proposal was taken up with considerable enthusiasm and meetings with a number of Rectors and Vice-Chancellors in Bologna in 1987. This led to the setting up of an editorial committee, the members of which are listed in the document. It was distributed on 18 September 1988. Some 430 universities were represented in the signing of the document in Bologna.