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23 October 2013
Signing of Berlin Declaration

The Rector and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Brian O’Connell cordially invites you to the

Signing of the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge
 in the Sciences and Humanities

Guest Speaker: Deputy Minister, Science & Technology, MrTshililo Michael Masutha

Date:  Wednesday 23rd October 2013

 Time:  10h30 – 12h00

Venue:  Library Auditorium

Please RSVP:  Jacqueline Denton at by  21st October 2013


10:15                Refreshments for Delegates on Arrival 

10:30 – 10:40Welcome and introduction.  [Pateka Matshaya, Library Director, UWC, explains

                       the context and process followed at UWC]

10:40 – 10:45 Introduction of Keynote Speaker -.  Prof. Michael Davies-Coleman, Dean of Science, UWC  

10:45 – 11:15Keynote Address:  Open Access for innovation and socio-economic development. 

                       [Mr Tshililo Michael Masutha, Deputy Minister of Science & Technology]

11:15 – 11:25 Institutional commitment [Prof Brian O’Connell, Rector, UWC]

11:25 -  11:35  Reading and Signing of the Berlin Declaration. [Prof O’Connell]

                        Photos for media release

11:35 – 11:45 Lucky Draw for names of three faculty who have deposited in the UWC Research

                       Repository in 2013. [Prof O’Connell, Prof Davies-Coleman, and Mr Masutha perform

                       the draw and announce the three prizes]

11:45 – 11:50 Musical item.  UWC Chamber Choir

11:50 – 12:00 Closing.  Thanks to speakers, sponsors and invited guests, Prof. Michael Davies- 

                        Coleman, Dean of Science, UWC 

  12;00             Refreshments to be served in Library Auditorium foyer