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EaPConnect partners experience ‘Sonic Crossings’ at SMC 2018

Connections between audio and computer science are of growing interest to EaPConnect project partners. Seventeen people from 6 organisations in Armenia, Belarus, Estonia and Moldova participated in the 15th Sound & Music Computing Conference (SMC 2018), which took place in… Continue Reading →

eInfraCentral takes one of the leading roles in the European Open Science Cloud

eInfraCentral is one of the key elements of the future European Open Science Cloud, the European Open Science Cloud, alongside projects EOSC-hub and OpenAIRE-Advance. In line with our mission to bring e-infrastructure users and service providers closer together in the… Continue Reading →

BASNET participates in the largest Belarusian IT forum and exhibition, TIBO-2018

The Belarusian research and education networking organisation BASNET presented an overview of its networking infrastructure and services including connectivity to GÉANT during TIBO-2018, the 25th International Forum on Information and Communication Technologies and exhibition. The United Institute of Informatics Problems… Continue Reading →

Future-proofing education: Dropbox and GÉANT working together

“Collaboration in education fuels learning and advances research.” – 
Andres Steijaert, Cloud Activity Leader, GÉANT When collaboration is easy, university students, lecturers, researchers and partners all benefit, developing new ideas, and pushing new boundaries. But when it doesn’t, and IT… Continue Reading →

Supporting women in ICT in West & Central Africa

Every year, the fourth Thursday in April marks the ITU International Girls in ICT Day. Celebrated with a series of events around the globe, the initiative aims to encourage young women to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics… Continue Reading →

Somalia connects to UbuntuNet network under AfricaConnect2

Recently, the UbuntuNet Alliance – the networking organisation in Eastern and Southern Africa – announced the successful connection of the Somali NREN SomaliREN to the regional UbuntuNet backbone with an STM 1 circuit from Mogadishu to the Alliance’s PoP in… Continue Reading →

Austrian radio programme on the evolution of the internet

Erik Huizer, GÉANT CEO, recently took part in a radio programme with Österreichischer Rundfunk, the Austrian national public service broadcaster, on the development of the Internet and the role of NRENs. To listen to the 2 part programme, click on the… Continue Reading →

Do you love eduroam?

Wherever you’re roaming this summer, eduroam will be with you. With tens of thousands of hotspots in 89 countries across the world, if you’re travelling, working or just enjoying a weekend break chances are eduroam will be with you. This… Continue Reading →

EOSC-hub and GÉANT expand collaboration with joint working agreement

On 3 July 2018 EOSC-hub, a project set up to create a single contact point for researchers to discover and access resources for advanced data-driven research, and the GÉANT Project whose vision is to ensure equal network access for all… Continue Reading →

Cybersecurity workshop brings together EaP and European peers

Key issues for cybersecurity teams in Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries were identified in a workshop organised by the EaPConnect project in Berlin on 27-28 June 2018. Participants shared their expertise on a range of topics and tools. Around 30 people… Continue Reading →

Using big data solutions to solve the mystery of worm behaviour

A research team, from FOM Institute AMOLF, VU Amsterdam, and Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, studies the strategies animals use to navigate the world around them. For a model system, they use roundworms. The project faced a number of data challenges. The team… Continue Reading →

Bob Day MBE steps down from the GÉANT General Assembly

Bob Day MBE, Chief Technology Officer at Jisc, has stepped down from the GÉANT General Assembly – GÉANT’s highest governing body. The announcement was made public during its latest meeting that took place in Trondheim, Norway, on the 15th June… Continue Reading →

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