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Brill donates over 800 frontlist titles to Universities in the Philippines

Leiden (NL) / Boston (MA) – 19 June 2014

Brill, the international scholarly publisher, donated over 800 books to three universities in the Philippines as part of its Adopt a Library Program.

Brill, the international scholarly publisher, donated over 800 frontlist titles to three universities in the Philippines. The donations are part of Brill’s Adopt A Library Program, where each year the company donates a collection of frontlist titles to one or more libraries in developing countries.

The donations consisted of a collection of over 500 books to the Philippines top educational institution, the University of the Philippines (UP), 200 books to Silliman University, and 100 books to Foundation University in Dumaguete. Each donation of scholarly books covers subject areas in the Humanities, Social Sciences, International Law and Biology, which match the research areas of the institutions and Brill’s core publishing programs.

Coinciding with each donation, Liesbeth Kanis, Brill’s Development Manager for Asia, also held publishing workshops on “How to Get Your Research Published Internationally,” which, at UP, drew nearly a hundred academics and scholars. The 3-hour workshops introduced Filipino academics and PhD students to international publishing.

Dr. Fidel Nemenzo, UP Vice Chancellor for Research and Development, accepted the donation from Brill on behalf of UP.
“Publication is very essential in moving up the academic ladder. At UP, we all need to take our ideas and disseminate these ideas, and publication is a very important part of the process. We thank Brill and Liesbeth for the opportunity given to us,” said Dr. Nemenzo.

“With a tradition of academic publications, particularly in the area of South-East Asian Studies dating back to the 19th century, Brill has published extensively on the rich cultural heritage of the Philippines,” said Kanis. “We are pleased with the opportunity to provide UP with our latest collection of books and we look forward to receiving proposals from UP’s scholars and researchers to publish their work internationally.”

Each donation was facilitated by Brill’s partner in the Philippines, SPi Global, the country’s most internationally-recognized Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) company.
For further information on Brill’s Developing Countries Program, visit:

For more information, contact Liesbeth Kanis, Brill’s Development Manager Asia ([email protected]) and May Dizon, Vice President, Corporate Communications, SPi Global (+639189246528 / [email protected]).

About Brill
Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in 20 main subject areas, including Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Language & Linguistics, Biology, and International Law, among others. With offices in Leiden and Boston, Brill today publishes 200 journals and around 700 new books and reference works each year, available in both print and electronic form. Brill also markets a large number of primary source research collections and databases. The company’s key customers are academic and research institutions, libraries, and scholars. Brill is a publicly traded company and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam NV. For further information please visit

SPi Global
SPi Global is the Philippines’ most globally recognized full-service BPO provider with 30 offices and facilities around the world, including the US, Netherlands, Philippines, India, Vietnam, China and Nicaragua. It has over 19,000 employees delivering a wide range of solutions in Customer Relationship Management, Content, and Healthcare.

SPi Global is fully owned by Asia Outsourcing Gamma Limited, a company owned 80 percent by CVC Capital Partners, one of the world’s leading private equity and investment advisory firms, and 20 percent by Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company, the leading telecommunications provider in the Philippines.

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