[Duraspace] Publishing PhD papers ‘improves a university’s profile’ | Times Higher Education

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Wed Sep 30 11:29:09 SAST 2015

*Theses in open-access repository at Dublin City University have been
downloaded 650,000 times​.*

Publishing PhD dissertations on a university’s website can help to improve
its global reputation for research excellence, an international conference
has heard.

About half of the 1.36 million downloads of research papers from Dublin
City University’s (DCU) open-access research portal so far are doctoral
theses, explained Lisa Looney, its dean of graduate studies.


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