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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 →

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 →

The first ever MoRENet conference: new services, technologies and ICT management

On 10-11 December, the Mozambique NREN MoRENet held its first conference in the country’s capital city Maputo. The event was addressed to the directors of MCTESTP (members of the Minister’s Advisory and Technical Council), university rectors and vice-rectors, general directors for… Continue Reading →

From farm to table: the Sweeper robot has got your peppers covered

Let us introduce you to the Sweeper! A robot that autonomously roams a greenhouse, ‘eye-balls’ sweet peppers to check if they have reached optimal ripeness, and then plucks them off the plant and places them in a vat – all… Continue Reading →

Empowering the community: don’t be shy to tell people why!

“How can I even think about communicating when I’m insecure about being considered a Research and Education Network or not, as I am not connected yet?” An important question raised during the communications and visibility workshop on the 23rd of… Continue Reading →

A recap: UbuntuNet-Connect 2018 Towards African SMART Universities – Services that Matter

The 11th UbuntuNet-Connect conference couldn’t deny one of the hottest topics on the continent: digital transformation. Therefore, this year’s conference, held in the beautiful Zanzibar, focused on the concept of SMART education and research. This topic was not just exploited… Continue Reading →

EUNIS GDPR and Information Security workshop 10 -11 December in London

Data protection, privacy, and security are important topics that rule in this digital world we are currently living in. European University Information Systems (EUNIS) are pleased to invite you to the GDPR and Information Security workshop at Brunel University, London, on… Continue Reading →

Scientists use machine learning to prevent senior falls

Researchers are developing intelligent devices that predict and prevent deadly falls among the elderly, by using machine learning that is supported by the cyberinfrastructure of the Pacific Research Platform (PRP) over the California Research and Education Network (CENIC). Wearable gadgets,… Continue Reading →

Listen to data collected on planet Mars: sonification and more at SC18

Data sonification: the translation of data and scientific information into sound. That’s right, you can listen to data! Watch the interview in the video below where Domenico Vicinanza (GÉANT & Anglia Ruskin University) and Genevieve Williams (University of Exeter) explain this process… Continue Reading →

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Excited to share impactful stories from your NREN? To read what other NRENs are working on? To show your stakeholders the importance of R&E networking? The In The Field blog hosts exactly what you are looking for! Travel the globe with… Continue Reading →

GPS network navigates climate and seismic disaster prevention

Tlaloc, the Aztec rain god, was revered, and greatly feared, for his purported ability to send rain as well as bring drought and famine. He was believed to be able to hurl lightning, unleash devastating hurricanes and bring down rains… Continue Reading →

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