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IUCC hosts GDPR workshop

In light of technological developments that allow the nearly unlimited collection and exchange of information on the internet, cellular internet and the Internet of Things (IoT), protecting privacy has become a vital right, and a vulnerability, for individuals. On December… Continue Reading →

Registration for APAN45 now open!

The 45th Asia Pacific Advanced Network (APAN45) Meeting will take place 25-29 March 2018 in the vibrant city of Singapore. Hosted by Singapore Advanced Research and Education Network (SingAREN), APAN45 offers an ideal platform for the Asia-Pacific R&E and NREN… Continue Reading →

First 100G international R&E 
“backbone” network in Asia and across the Pacific

To enable ground-breaking research using high-performance computing and other advanced networking applications, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore have completed a high-speed 100G research and education circuit which enables the completion of a new ring network, the Asia Pacific Ring (APR),… Continue Reading →

AfricaConnect2 and EUMEDCONNECT3 take to the stage at HQ of League of Arab States

The headquarters of the League of Arab States in Cairo – a palatial setting usually reserved for heads of state – opened its doors at the beginning of December to host the 7th edition of ASREN’s flagship event e-AGE 2017…. Continue Reading →

Yousef Torman: an insider’s view on R&E networking across the Arab world

Yousef Torman, Managing Director of ASREN (Arab States Research and Education Network), is a passionate ambassador of research and education (R&E) networking across the Arab region, a passion fuelled by his mantra of ‘enable, connect, provide access’. He wholeheartedly embraced… Continue Reading →

GARR director becomes member of GÉANT BoD

During the last GÉANT General Assembly, held in Prague on 23 November, attendees voted for four open GÉANT Board positions. Among the newly appointed BoD members is GARR director Federico Ruggieri, who commented “the international dimension is a key to… Continue Reading →

3 Reasons To Choose An Ecosystem Over A Single Tool For Your Learning

The ”Up to University” (Up2U) Project https://up2university.eu/ – coordinated by GÉANT – is to bridge the gaps between secondary school and university by providing European schools with a Next Generation Digital Learning Environment (NGDLE) that helps students developing the knowledge,… Continue Reading →

Read the new issue of the cloud newsletter from GÉANT

Another newsletter from the GÉANT cloud activity is now out. Get an update on the progress of the IaaS framework agreements, see what happened at the GÉANT symposium, or get an update on new promotional materials. These, and other updates,… Continue Reading →

Cross-border ministerial concert showcases unique technology for music teaching and performance

An international audience including Ministers and Ambassadors from around Europe enjoyed a unique concert on Thursday 5 October 2017, ‘Music Without Borders’. The event was organised by the EU-funded Eastern Partnership Connect (EaPConnect) project and partners from five European countries… Continue Reading →

The NOC of the Future

A frightening ‘unknown’, and a certainty at the same time, is fast approaching, and we should be asking ourselves: are we ready for it? We are talking, of course, about the future. Luckily, we do not have to figure out… Continue Reading →

New look ‘In The Field’ blog website unveiled

The editorial team of the In The Field blog has taken feedback on board and made a few updates to the site. The aim is to continuously evolve the blog to meet the needs of the community in showcasing the… Continue Reading →

Jordan back on the global R&E map thanks to EUMEDCONNECT3​

Last week the Arab States Research and Education Network (ASREN) announced the upgrade of its dedicated link from Amman, Jordan, to its PoP in London, from 155 Mbps to 1 Gbps. This step has paved the way for the Jordanian… Continue Reading →

Finding differences and commonalities in approaches to GDPR

On August 28th, a group of privacy-minded people gathered in Berlin to discuss what organisations in the GÉANT community are doing to deal with the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and what we could be doing together. It was… Continue Reading →

Busy season of working groups ahead – register to participate!

After a quiet summer break, the GÉANT Task Forces and Special Interest Groups are now in full planning stage for a busy September of meetings.  If you’ve never attended a meeting before or have been absent from them for a… Continue Reading →

Voices from the CAREN community: helping protect the Earth from hazardous asteroids

One day in 2013, shortly after dawn broke over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk, a violent explosion in the air above the town caused a flash as bright as the sun, a shockwave that injured more than a thousand people… Continue Reading →

GÉANT’s new interactive map now online

GÉANT is excited to announce the launch of its new interactive connectivity map, first shown to the GÉANT community at this year’s TNC17 event. Tom Fryer, Senior International Relations Officer at GÉANT: “This launch is the culmination of many months’ work,… Continue Reading →

Tenfold connectivity increase between Ukraine and European research and education network

The research and education (R&E) communities in Ukraine will be better able to exchange and collaborate with their peers from around the world, following a tenfold increase in speed in the network link between Ukraine and the GÉANT pan-European R&E… Continue Reading →

Safely experience crisis management and communications: CLAW community workshop

Crisis management is becoming an increasingly urgent topic for organisations across the globe. For national research and education networks (NRENs) a crisis can either be an intentional (e.g. cyber-attack) or an unintentional (e.g. network failure due to natural disasters) disruption… Continue Reading →

GÉANT bids farewell to Florencio Utreras and welcomes ​RedCLARA´s new Executive Director

RedCLARA has announced Luis Eliecer Cadenas Marin, co-founder of Venezuelan NREN REACCIUN, as its new Executive Director. The announcement was made at the opening ceremony of the TICAL2017 Conference, in the city of San José, Costa Rica, earlier this month…. Continue Reading →

EISCAT_3D gets go ahead for construction

The construction of EISCAT_3D, a new international research radar for space weather research, has been given a greenlight and will proceed later in June. EISCAT_3D will be the world’s leading facility of its kind, offering a critically important window to… Continue Reading →

GÉANT and EGI join forces to support science and innovation

As part of a long-term and ongoing policy to collaborate closely with all our e-infrastructure partners, GÉANT has signed an enhanced Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the EGI Foundation, to further develop joint efforts aimed at providing European scientists and… Continue Reading →

Exchange of knowledge as communications community group looks East

Record-breaking SIG-Marcomms & Global PR Network meeting in Linz. The value of face-to-face knowledge exchange was proved in the joint meeting of the marketing communications special interest group and the global PR network on 2 June in Linz, Austria, following… Continue Reading →

TNC17 Local Host Evening – Discover the Spirit of Linz!

ACOnet, the Austrian NREN and local host of TNC17, is pleased to invite all conference participants to a versatile and colourful Local Host Evening at the Danube riverbank on Wednesday 31 May: The Ars Electronica Center is waiting for you… Continue Reading →

Your TNC17 Guide to: the GÉANT Community Programme

TNC17 on 29 May to 2 June has a packed programme of events reflecting activities from around the NREN community. The GÉANT Community Programme is an overarching, community-driven framework to foster collaboration and support initiatives in a broad range of… Continue Reading →

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