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Destination Cyprus for the next SIG-MSP meeting.

The next Special Interest Group – Management of Service Portfolios meeting is scheduled to take place on 5th of March 2019 in Nicosia, hosted by the University of Cyprus. SIG-MSP meetings are a great opportunity to develop collaborations between research… Continue Reading →

AARC launches Policy Development Kit for research infrastructures

Policy templates, guidelines, context videos and a glossary are available in a new ‘Policy Development Kit’ (PDK) that has been launched by the AARC project. The kit provides new or evolving research infrastructures with guidance on developing a complete policy… Continue Reading →

Cable damage? How an international backup saved a national network

Why are cross-border fibres important? Investing in international connectivity can give NRENs the possibility to quickly set up a backup solution in case of necessity. This is what happened in Italy on 9 January, when a large number of cables… Continue Reading →

BELLA: EllaLink cable gets go-ahead

GÉANT and RedCLARA, on behalf of the BELLA (Building the Europe Link to Latin America) Consortium, are delighted to announce that EllaLink and Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) have finalised agreements for the construction of the EllaLink submarine fibre optic cable… Continue Reading →

GÉANT’s online presence expands with impact.geant.org

Want to see the impact GÉANT and our NREN partners have on research and education? Our new impact website impact.geant.org aims to quickly and simply highlight some of the amazing projects supported by GÉANT and our NREN partners – in an accessible… Continue Reading →

CESNET evaluated as an excellent research organisation

The CESNET Association achieved the highest possible ‘A’ score in the evaluation of research organisations within the competence of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports with the exception of universities. The evaluation states an indisputable innovation potential, excellent results… Continue Reading →

TNC19 demonstrations and side meetings submissions: 4 days to go

We hope you are all energised, refreshed and raring to go after the latest festivities. Time is passing and TNC19 and all its important deadlines are approaching fast. The submission deadline for demonstrations and side meetings is: 11 January 2019…. Continue Reading →

Dr. Francis Tusubira appointed as Acting CEO for the UbuntuNet Alliance

After four years, Dr. Pascal Hoba has left the UbuntuNet Alliance following the end of his contract on 31st December 2018 having led the organisation since January 2015. Eng. Dr Tusubira, who previously served as CEO of UbuntuNet Alliance between… Continue Reading →

Challenges and potential solutions in information security at AzScienceNet conference

Challenges and solutions were explored in a conference on ‘Actual multidisciplinary scientific-practical problems of information security’ on 14 December. The IV Republican Conference was held at the Institute of Information Technology of ANAS in Baku, Azerbaijan. Researchers and experts in… Continue Reading →

eduroam on 12 train stations in Czech Republic

Twelve Czech railway stations are covered by eduroam, which provides students, teachers or scientists with free WiFi internet access. Users can now connect to eduroam in 850+ locations in the Czech Republic and more than 25,000 locations in 101 countries… Continue Reading →

Season’s Greetings from GÉANT!

Best wishes for you, your families, colleagues, friends, pets, in short: all your loved ones! May 2019 be bring even more incredible opportunities and experiences. Much love, from all of us at GÉANT.

Connecting rural campuses addresses challenges faced by researchers

In 2018,  the University of Cape Town segment of the Rural Campuses Connection (RCC) project, part of a national initiative to connect the country’s rural research facilities, was completed, significantly improving connectivity for rural campuses. “The RCC project was very… Continue Reading →

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