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

Anna
COO

Anna

COO
Nesru
Researcher

Nesru

Researcher
Ben
Developer

Ben

Developer
Erik
IT Admin

Erik

IT Admin

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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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