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Hungu (MUT Institutional Repository): Open Access

Hungu is the institutional repository that is aimed to preserve, showcase, manage, and share the Mangosuthu University of Technology research output which includes, theses, research articles and chapters of the book and mainly for research purposes.

MUT signed the Berlin Delaration

Mangosuthu University of Technology signed the Berlin Declaration in 04 February 2020 in support of the Open Access movement. This means all research conducted by MUT students will be freely available on Hungu for research purpose only.



Open Access

What is Open Access

Open access is a broad international movement that seeks to grant free and open online access to academic information, such as publications and data. A publication is defined 'open access' when there are no financial, legal or technical barriers to accessing it - that is to say when anyone can read, download, copy, distribute, print, search for and search within the information, or use it in education or in any other way within the legal agreements.Open access is a publishing model for scholarly communication that makes research information available to readers at no cost, as opposed to the traditional subscription model in which readers have access to scholarly information by paying a subscription (usually via libraries)." Dutch National

National Research Foundation Open Access Statement

"From 01 March 2015, authors of research papers generated from research either fully or partially funded by NRF, when submitting and publishing in academic journals, should deposit their final peer-reviewed manuscripts that have been accepted by the journals, to the administering Institution Repository with an embargo period of no more than 12 months." NRF