Who we are

The United Academics Foundation (UAF) is a not-for-profit organization. It was founded in January 2013 by Louis Lapidaire, Robert Paul Kuiper and Anouk Vleugels. The foundation is based in Amsterdam, where a diverse group of dedicated young people is working hard to realize the foundation’s mission: Connecting Science & Society. Several nationalities are represented, contributing to UAF’s international focus.

Our Mission

The mission of the United Academics Foundation (UAF) is to connect science and society: creating a world where scientific research results are accessible for all, so that knowledge can easily spread and be built upon.

Paywalls hamper innovation & science communication!

“How can something as important as knowledge be trapped into a billion dollar business? We believe it’s time for change.”  Louis Lapidaire, Founder of United Academics

UA STAFF

Louis

Louis

Founder & MD
Katja

Katja

Editor-in-chief
Rita

Rita

Editor
Henrique

Henrique

Business Developer
David

David

Community Manager
Nesru

Nesru

Researcher
Sergiu

Sergiu

Programmer
Ben

Ben

Developer

Board

Oliver Rothschild

Oliver Rothschild

Supervisory Board (Chairman)
Oliver Rothschild is a corporate strategist active in a variety of business arenas. He has held management level positions with Buchler Rothschild Investments and is currently Chairman of Oliver Rothschild Corporate Advisors. He is active within a range of industries and holds a diverse portfolio of business interests. Amongst a number of Chairmanships, Rothschild is also active in other, non-commercial spheres, having previously been elected Chairman of UNICEF (Appeals Committee).

Academic Advisors

Do you believe Open Access is the future? Join our Advisory Board and share your perspective on how we can create a more open, transparent and innovative scientific publishing environment. We would love to be inspired by your needs and ideas. We regularly meet in Amsterdam for drinks and brainstorming. Contact us for more information.

Get Involved With Us

Do you believe that scientific knowledge should be at everyone’s fingertips? With your help we can make this happen. So what can you do?

  • Join our team of academic advisors and think about how we can create a more open, transparent and innovative scientific publishing environment. We would love to be inspired by your needs and ideas. Contact us for more information.
  • Make a tax-deductible donation and give us the resources we need to achieve our goals. Click to Donate .
  • Become a science blogger for United Academics and inform our community about exciting new research and Open Access developments. Contact us for more information.
  • Sign up for our newsletter to stay informed about what we’re doing to improve the connection between science and society and opportunities for you to help.

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