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Friday, July 18, 2008

Dutch-Indian partnership will promote OA

Dutch Universities in Partnership with India, NIS News, July 17, 2008.  (Thanks to Subbiah Arunachalam.)  Excerpt:

The Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) yesterday signed a bilateral agreement with its Indian sister organisation Association of Indian Universities (AIU). The two organisations agreed to encourage the partnership in the area of education and scientific research....

India has 415 universities, of which 285 are members of the AIU....

From the Memorandum of Understanding (not online) signed by Sijbolt Noorda, President of the VSNU, and Dayanand Dongaonkar, Secretary General of the AIU:

Areas of Cooperation....

Access to publications

The Parties will promote among their members open access to scientific and scholarly publications.