Fabio Alberto Roversi Monaco
He was born in Addis Ababa in 1938. In 1962, he obtained a Law degree at the University of Bologna, where he is Professor of Law. From 1985 to 2000, he has been Rector of such university. He invented the Magna Charta Universitatum, which is a document that has been signed by more than 800 universities all over the world. Such document establishes the indefeasible principles of freedom, knowledge, research and teaching, which are the basis of the concept of mobility and free international exchange for students, researchers and university professors. Since 2013, he has been the Chairman of the Academy of fine Arts in Bologna. He obtained numerous honoris causa degrees in universities all over the world as Dickinson College in Carlyle, Brown University in Providence, Complutense University in Madrid, Panthèon 1 University- Sorbonne in Paris (Paris 1), Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Soka University in Tokyo and many others. He received the title of Knight Grand Cross of the Republic of Italy, Civil Order of Savoy and Commander of the “order of Saint Louis of the republic of Poland”. The President of the Republic of France gave him the Légion d’Honneur title.