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Symposium new Netherlands Code of Conduct for Research Integrity
Contracts Springer Nature and Taylor & Francis published

Earlier this year the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) reached an agreement on the main issues with Springer Nature and Taylor & Francis. In the past months details have been fleshed out in the contract. Both publishers have now agreed to publish their contract.  ...

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Save the date: Digital Society Conference

The Dutch universities are organising the Digital Society Conference on Tuesday 27 November to build closer ties with knowledge organisations, the corporate sector and government, and invest in innovative research for a better digital society.  ...

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The Digital Society

The Dutch universities join forces and are working together to secure the Netherlands leading international position in the field of human-centred information technology & to find solutions to global challenges. Want to know more? 


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Roadmap open access 2018-2020

100% open-access publication by 2020: that ambition is stated by the National Plan Open Science and the goal to which the VSNU has committed its efforts. The VSNU E-zine on open access includes the plans made by the universities in order to achieve this goal. 


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49,000 people work at the Dutch universities.

Dutch research is among the best in the world. How do we stay upright between Top Sectors and EU subsidies?

The VSNU is working on an ambitious academic culture and on improving academic excellence.

Sufficient financial resources and a stable funding are essential conditions for universities to provide quality education and high-quality research.

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