Publishers should support HE more broadly

Published on 02 July 2012

Publishers have been urged to look beyond ‘flagship’ universities and research institutes in developing countries to support national research and library consortia.

The 2012 Publishers for Development conference, held in Oxford in June, saw publishers come together with librarians from across Africa, Asia and Latin America to discuss ways in which research and higher education can be strengthened in developing countries.

The conference demonstrated that few institutions are able to meet the scale of need for research and higher education capacity across all subjects and disciplines. Strengthening national higher education systems means that support needs to extend beyond ‘flagship’ universities, and networks of researchers and institutions can play an important role.

Further details are available via the press release.