10,000 Dutch dissertations go online

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14 September 2006, AMSTERDAM — More than 10,000 dissertations have gone online in the Netherlands.

14 September 2006

AMSTERDAM — More than 10,000 dissertations have gone online in the Netherlands.

Professor Kees Blom, Vice-Chancellor of Radboud University Nijmegen, launched the national dissertation website on Wednesday. All universities in the Netherlands are taking part in the project.

Now everyone can have access to new and often ground-breaking research being carried out in the Netherlands, the DAREnet organisation said. Over 2,500 doctoral dissertations, many by young scientists, are completed in the Netherlands every year.

Until now these research papers were hard to access by outsiders while the works themselves were often left untouched on library shelves or in attics. 

"The quality of doctoral research is very high and therefore Dutch universities have a duty to bring as much as possible to the outside world," Professor Henk Zijm, Chancellor of Twente University said.

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