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Executive Board statement: university autonomy in Catalonia

08 November 2017

The Coimbra Group Executive Board follows the political development in Catalonia with great concern, in particular with respect to the situation of Higher Education and Research Institutions, the University of Barcelona being a long-standing and valued member of the Coimbra Group of Universities. Hoping for a collaborative, reasoned solution to the overall situation, the Coimbra Group Executive Board would like to stress the importance of the continued functioning of the Higher Education and Research Institutions in accordance with the Magna Charta of the European Universities and academic freedom.