The University of Graz strives to offer scientists the best possible conditions for their research. With Open Access, new possibilities have developed for presenting, discussing and using research results. This is why the University of Graz decided to sign the Berlin Declaration and actively promote Open Access.
“Our mission of disseminating knowledge is only half complete if the information is not made widely and readily available to society. New possibilities of knowledge dissemination not only through the classical form but also and increasingly through the open access paradigm via the Internet have to be supported. We define open access as a comprehensive source of human knowledge and cultural heritage that has been approved by the scientific community.” (Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities, 22.10.2003)