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Gastric cancer specialists discuss clinical cases in a remote session – with an Ambassador among them

Cancer patients are more likely to survive with early diagnosis and appropriate treatment. However, geographic remoteness and lack of specialised resources often prevent access to this vital lifeline. Extending and improving patient care is at the very heart of telemedicine,… Continue Reading →

Enlighten Your Research @EaP 2018 breaks records… again

Thirty-seven project proposals were submitted in the Eastern Partnership (EaP) 2018 Enlighten Your Research call for participation, breaking the record set the previous year. Proposals from across all the six EaP countries and organisations affiliated with EaPConnect project partners covered… Continue Reading →

Registration open for the 30th NORDUnet conference 18-20 September, 2018

30 years young! Welcome to the 30th NORDUnet conference: DeIC and NORDUnet welcome you to a conference that has evolved from a one-track meeting to a three-track conference complete with side meetings and professional facilitation of sessions, etc. An interesting… Continue Reading →

Michael Foley: championing NREN development across the world

For all of his career Michael Foley has been an enthusiastic explorer of how ICT can increase education’s effectiveness and accessibility. As Lead Distance Learning Specialist with the World Bank in Washington DC, Michael became a champion of research and education (R&E)… Continue Reading →

One AAI platform to support Life Science researchers

GÉANT, EGI and EUDAT joined forces to deliver an AARC Blueprint-compliant authentication and authorisation infrastructure to support all the 13 life science initiatives that cluster in the CORBEL project. The solution proposed by the three e-infrastructures is being piloted in… Continue Reading →

Collaboration opportunities and new faces at marcomms community group

Agreements to explore collaborations with other community groups was a key outcome of the meeting held by the GÉANT special interest group on marketing communications (SIG-Marcomms) in Finland on 13-15 March. With a varied and full agenda that covered big… Continue Reading →

TF-CSIRT says “Moin Moin” to Hamburg

From the 5th – 7th February 2018, over 250 CSIRT professionals attended the TF-CSIRT meeting & FIRST Regional Symposium Europe – kindly hosted by DFN CERT. The meeting broadly covered four themes: human capital, EU initiatives, products and platforms and… Continue Reading →

The Return of CLAW. Save the date!

How well is your organisation prepared for a network or cyber crisis? Do you have crisis management procedures in place? Do you know who should be involved when crisis hits? And do you know how to reach out to –… Continue Reading →

News from WISE

In this post we cover two news items from WISE: the latest meeting of the WISE Community and the appointment of the new WISE Steering Committee Chair. WISE sets its mission The WISE community braved a surprisingly frosty British February… Continue Reading →

eduVPN – a shield to protect your privacy when you are out and about

Most public WiFi hotspots are set up strictly for convenience – not security. When you are using an unprotected public hotspot, whatever you do online is wide open to prying hackers’ eyes. That is why a group of developers from various… Continue Reading →

The 6th SIG-NOC meeting: hazy visions of the future

In October, we boldly stated in our blog, that at the sixth meeting of the Special Interest Group Network Operating Centre (SIG-NOC), we would be looking at the NOC of the future. Our latest meeting took place last November in… Continue Reading →

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 →

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