LISTSERV mailing list manager LISTSERV 16.0

Help for SOCNET Archives

SOCNET Archives

SOCNET Archives













By Topic:










By Author:











Monospaced Font





SOCNET  March 2005

SOCNET March 2005


new online social network for academics


David Teten <[log in to unmask]>


[log in to unmask]


Sun, 6 Mar 2005 11:16:14 -0500





text/plain (486 lines)

***** To join INSNA, visit *****

I thought that Academici, the new academic online network, below, might
interest many of you. As you can tell from their interface, they have
licensed OpenBC's technology platform. Contact information for the company
is below.


David Teten

Nitron Advisors, LLC ( )

Circle of Experts ( )

Providing institutional investors with access to frontline industry experts


email: [log in to unmask]

Skype IM/VOIP phone: dteten

direct: [1] 212-329-1010, main: [1] 212-329-1020

cell: [1] 917-355-5726, private efax: [1] 815-642-0480

3 West 35th Street, 7th floor

New York, NY 10001-2204 USA

  -----Original Message-----

  From: Klaas Brumann [mailto:[log in to unmask]]

  Sent: 05 March 2005 11:37

  To: [log in to unmask]

  Cc: 'Scott Allen'

  Dear David and Scott, here come the first academic online social


  "academici. The Virtual Academy".

  For immediate release

  Key Words: openBC, private club, academic communities, scientific


  "academici. The Virtual Academy"

  Birmingham, Cambridge, Hamburg, 7 March 2005. During the past two

  years, one of the fastest growing business trends on the

 internet has

  been social networking, with over 20 million registered

 users on the

  top five on-line social networks. Now eggheads are getting

 their own

  exclusive club. British start-up company academici Ltd., is


  the first networking platform exclusive to higher education and

  scientific research at <outbind://258/> .

  Prof Dr Markus Vinzent (University of Birmingham), one of

 the founders

  of academici, states "Academici is about networking with

 academics and

  researchers across continents and about content,

 facilitating (free of

  charge) the exchange of ideas, discussing research findings."

  Prof Vinzent expects academici to thrive where, according to him

  internet portals and websites fail: by virtue of the interaction of

  and communication between its members.

  Academics often work worlds apart even when in the same location.

  University websites have not necessarily been designed to


  co-operation. has been set up to promote co-operation across


  Klaas Brumann, Head of Countries at Academici, is convinced

 that the

  network will help to overcome these so-called "structural

 holes". Mr

  Brumann points out that a key feature of this network, the

 fact that

  membership is free, will facilitate networking for people in higher

  education and scientific research institutes.

  Dr Jonathan Grix, co-founder of 'academici', believes that such

  software "can function as a form of intranet for local, national or

  international societies by linking all members of a given

 society with

  one another on an interactive platform, thereby producing

 an on-line

  community with the potential to generate social capital between

  members". The opportunities for cross-fertilisation between


  disciplines and cross-disciplinary collaboration are unlimited.

  Leading academics and scientists are now joining 'academici.

  The Virtual Academy' at <outbind://258/>
. The Technical

 University of

  Chemnitz, Germany, is one of the first to sign up a "corporate

  membership". A number of scholarly societies and scientific


  have committed to moderate academic forums and publishing boards on <outbind://258/> , the launch of which
will be announced by


  within the next few weeks.


  About academici Ltd.

  academici Ltd is a privately funded company. Its aim is to

 operate an

  online social network for academics and scientists, improving

  communication across disciplines and across borders. The

 platform also

  offers links and forums with a number of free services useful to


  For press enquiries:

  Lic. Klaas Brumann

  Academici Limited

  1050 Pershore Rd, Sally Oak

  Birmingham West Midlands

  B29 7PX United Kingdom

  Tel +44 8700 110131

  Fax +44 8700 110241

  Email k.brumann[at]

  Basic membership is free and with no time limit. As a journalist /

  publishing contact I would like to invite you!

  With this invitation link you

 can enjoy

  premium features one month for free (no charges and no

 obligations at

  ANY point now or in future). I would very much appreciate

 you joining

  my network on academici.


  The Management Team:

  Markus Vinzent is H.G. Wood Professor at the University of


  He holds a Doctorate from the Ludwig Maxilian's University

 in Munich

  with his Habilitation at the University of Heidelberg. Prof Dr

  Vinzent's research interests cover Social Networking; Intercultural

  Communication; Diversity Management; Management in Higher Education

  (including Rankings, Benchmarking, Bologna Process); International

  Human Resource Management, Post-post modern Critical

 Theory; History

  of Cultural Encounters in Europe; Philosophy of Religion

 and Culture.

  Prof Vinzent counts on many years of experience in the

 field of higher

  education marketing and graduate recruitment. He has been

 called one

  of the leading visionaries in connecting higher education

 to business.

  Otto Vinzent was founder and Managing Director of

 Uni-Partners GmbH.

  Mr Vinzent is one of the leading business figures in the


  European academic recruitment market and in the interface between

  higher education and business.

  Tobias Conrad, is one of the managing directors of

 academici Ltd. He

  previously worked for the Marketing Society of the University of

  Hamburg and for Uni-Partners GmbH, Germany. He has a PhD in


  at the University of Birmingham. He holds an MBA from University of

  Hamburg, Germany, and is one of the founders of academici.

  Klaas Brumann is an economist (Lic Eco) from the Universidad

  Regiomonatana, Mexico where he received an academic scholarship for

  outstanding achievement. He is currently undertaking postgraduate

  research in 'online social networking for business' at the

  University of Liverpool.

  Brumann has set-up and run technology and service companies in

  Mexico, the USA, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Britain. He lives in

  Cambridge, UK and has many years of experience in international

  business development in software, media and internet businesses

  serving distinguished international blue chips like Canon, Compaq,

  HP, NEC Packard Bell, Xerox.

  Dr Jonathan Grix is Senior Lecturer in German Politics and Research

  Methodology at the University of Birmingham and co-founder of


  He has published widely on politics, contemporary history, German

  Studies, intercultural communication, research methods and

  sociological themes, including work on 'social capital'

  and 'social networking'.

  David Rivier is in charge of on-line business development at

  academici. Mr Rivier holds a Masters degree (high honours) in ICT

  management from Limoges'

  University. He is currently writing his MBA thesis on Online

  Communities at Montpellier Graduate Institute of Business (Groupe

  Sup de Co Montpellier).

  He worked previously as junior country web manager for HP in the

  EMEA e-business team, and has been internet project manager or

  business analyst for several IT consultancies and Internet


  With kind regards

  Klaas Brumann

  Cambridge, CB4 1ZP, UK

  Tel +44 8700 114911

  Skype kbrumann

  Email [log in to unmask]

  This e-mail and any attachment is confidential and subject to

  non-disclosure. All terms and conditions contained herein are

  subject to approval and subject to change without notice. If you

  have received it in error, please delete it from your system, do not

  use or disclose the information in any way, and notify me

  immediately. The contents of this message may contain personal views

  which are not the views of the company, unless specifically stated.

  Copyright 2005 Academici Limited


David Teten

Nitron Advisors, LLC ( )

Circle of Experts ( )

Providing institutional investors with access to frontline industry experts


email: [log in to unmask]

Skype IM/VOIP phone: dteten

direct: [1] 212-329-1010, main: [1] 212-329-1020

cell: [1] 917-355-5726, private efax: [1] 815-642-0480

3 West 35th Street, 7th floor

New York, NY 10001-2204 USA

SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social
network researchers ( To unsubscribe, send
an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line
UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.

Top of Message | Previous Page | Permalink

Advanced Options


Log In

Log In

Get Password

Get Password

Search Archives

Search Archives

Subscribe or Unsubscribe

Subscribe or Unsubscribe


July 2022
June 2022
May 2022
April 2022
March 2022
February 2022
January 2022
December 2021
November 2021
October 2021
September 2021
August 2021
July 2021
June 2021
May 2021
April 2021
March 2021
February 2021
January 2021
December 2020
November 2020
October 2020
September 2020
August 2020
July 2020
June 2020
May 2020
April 2020
March 2020
February 2020
January 2020
December 2019
November 2019
October 2019
September 2019
August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008, Week 62
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004
September 2004
August 2004
July 2004
June 2004
May 2004
April 2004
March 2004
February 2004
January 2004
December 2003
November 2003
October 2003
September 2003
August 2003
July 2003
June 2003
May 2003
April 2003
March 2003
February 2003
January 2003
December 2002
November 2002
October 2002
September 2002
August 2002
July 2002
June 2002
May 2002
April 2002
March 2002
February 2002
January 2002
December 2001
November 2001
October 2001
September 2001
August 2001
July 2001
June 2001
May 2001



CataList Email List Search Powered by the LISTSERV Email List Manager