Honorary Doctorate for KU founder


KU's founder, Dr Frances Pinter, receives Honorary Doctorate for her contribution to scholarly publishing.

At a recent graduation ceremony Curtin University in Australia recognised Frances Pinter’s lifetime service to the publishing industry, and her efforts to broaden access to knowledge, by awarding her an Honorary Doctorate of Letters.


Vice Chancellor Deborah Terry, in her citation said, ‘As a publisher Dr Pinter has helped to shape disciplines that tackle some of today’s defining social and technological challenges, and as an activist and architect of new publishing she has driven public debate, promoted development, and encouraged the foundations of civil society in some of the world’s most troubled regions. Her leadership in the use of open access licenses, new technologies and innovative business models will ensure that hard-won advances in knowledge are shared, and made available globally, for others to build on.’

Upon her return to the UK, Frances said, ‘It was extraordinarily gratifying and humbling to be acknowledged on the other side of the planet. I am grateful to Curtin University for this honour.'

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