Fabio Roversi-Monaco was Magnifico Rettore of the University of Bologna from 1985 to 2000 and currently is Professor Emeritus of Administrative Law at the same University.
During his time as Magnifico Rettore, he conceived and drawn up the Magna Charta Universitatum, which was signed by over 400 Chancellors from all over the world on 18 September 1988 and, later, by 500 Chancellors more, and is the Founder and Honorary President of the Magna Charta Universitatum Observatory.
Professor Roversi-Monaco promoted the “Bologna Process”, which found fulfilment with the meeting of twenty-nine European Ministers for Education in Bologna in 1999, aimed at launching new university courses and ensuring the quality comparability of education qualifications of the Countries involved and free circulation of European students and graduates. The meetings led to the drawing up of the “Bologna Declaration”, which was signed by 29 European Countries on 19 June 1999.
He is member of the scientific committees of several scientific journals and founder and editor of the journal “Sanità Pubblica e Privata”. He held the office of President of the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio of Bologna. He was also President of Banca IMI and currently hold the office of Vice-president. He is also Chairman of the Società Museo della Città di Bologna S.r.l.
He has been awarded an honorary degree from Dickinson College in Carlyle, Brown University in Providence, the Complutense University in Madrid, Panthèon 1 University – Sorbonne in Paris 1, Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Soka University in Tokyo, Universidad Externado de Colombia, the University of St Petersburg, the University of Barcelona, the University of Cordoba, Pontificia Universidad Cattolica di Belo Horizonte, Salta University, University of Montréal, University of Denver, Victoria University of Melbourne, Uruguay Catholic University, University of La Plata, University of Trieste, University of Maribor, the State University of Samarkand, Università G.D’Annunzio in Chieti and Pescara, University Palacky in Olomouc in the Czech Republic.
He has been awarded the following titles: Cavaliere di Gran Croce della Repubblica Italiana, Knight of the Lègion d’Honneur from the French President, Cavaliere dell’Ordine Civile di Savoia, the Portuguese republic’s Ordem de Sant’Iago de Espada, Croce di Grand’Ufficiale dell’Ordine al Merito di Malta, the Order of the Grand Cross of Alphonso X the Wise, King of Spain, Commander of the Order of St Louis, Polish Republic, Knight of the Order of Merit King Abdulaziz Class Two, Saudi Arabia.
He is a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow.