The simplest way to create an academic website

Create an academic website in minutes. Keep it updated with your latest academic work. Without needing to learn how to code, and for free!

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Owlstown is a website builder designed for academics. It has many features that make sharing your research easy and hassle-free.

Unlimited pages
No ads
Free Owlstown domain
Free hosting
Free SSL security
Web-based editor
Mobile-friendly themes
Customize colors and fonts
Any type of academic content
Import publications
BibTeX import and export
Blog posts
Free stock photos
Rich content
Markdown or visual text
Embed PDFs
Embed tweets
Embed videos
Embed Google Slides
Embed Google Spreadsheets
Embed Google Docs

Designed for all who do research

Owlstown makes sharing academic content easy for anyone who does research. Update your website quickly and get back to doing your research.

Ph.D. Students

Share your projects

Blog about what you learn

No coding

In the job market

Show your CV

List your publications

Share your presentations


Save time

Highlight your students

Share your courses



Show your lab members

Share milestones

Level up with Pro

Owlstown is completely free to use. But if you need to take your website to the next level, upgrade to Owlstown Pro.

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Pro domains

All Pro plans come with a free Pro domain. Pro domains are professional domains that have academic suffixes: * and *

Custom domains

Use your own domain for your Owlstown website and create SEO-friendly pretty URLs. We take care of hosting and SSL certificates for you.


Invite team members to collaborate on your website. Owlstown websites are easy to edit. Even easier with more people.

Contact form

Make it easy for people to send you a message with a contact form on your website. The form uses reCAPTCHA to protect your website from spam.

More pictures and PDFs

Share more pictures of your research and lab activities. Share more publications, slides, and course materials.

Pageviews and analytics

View daily website pageviews in beautiful graphs. You can also add Google Analytics for additional insights into your website traffic.

Start your academic website today

Owlstown makes it easy to make and maintain an academic website. Take a look at what our users have to say.

Who is making Owlstown?

Owlstown is a project by Ian Li, PhD. He loves building web applications and designing user experiences. He also enjoys drawing, watching movies, and eating spicy foods. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife and two daughters.