Universities represent accessible science, which is why they are working hard to provide more open access publications. In order to achieve this aim, we have been concluding agreements with publishers to make academic publications accessible free of charge. In 2020, contracts with a number of major publishers were renewed. These new deals make the results of academic research accessible free of charge to everyone worldwide rather than just to the university community and university hospitals. Researchers at Dutch universities will be able to publish their work open access in journals for which licences have been purchased – at no extra cost.
Not a coalition agreement for four years, but a plan for the long term, based on science. The universities of the Netherlands present - just after the elections and in the middle of the formation - an alternative coalition agreement. Fourteen students form the first Dutch Student Cabinet, each representing an own ministerial post with a suitable plan for the future of the Netherlands.