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What makes GÉANT tick?

Early in 2017 we launched Life at GÉANT, a campaign to attract new talent with a closer look at the people inside the organisation and what excites them about their working lives. This week we publish two new employee stories… Continue Reading →

Supercomputers for computational drug discovery is the future

How do you screen billions of drug compounds to find the right one? Dr. Michael Houghton and colleagues at the University of Alberta’s Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology are speeding up the time it takes for life-saving drugs to be… Continue Reading →

Central Asia vital part of Eurasian knowledge belt

Representatives of the Central Asian and Asian R&E and NREN communities gathered on 13-14 December in Tashkent, Uzbekistan for the 2nd TEIN-CAREN Workshop. Hosted by Tashkent University of Information Technologies (TUIT), the workshop offered an ideal platform to explore new… 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 →

Swedish medical research goes East

Research and education networks go where their customers go. So, while research and education grow increasingly global, networks do the same. One recent example is the prestigious Swedish Karolinska Institute’s opening of its first hub outside Sweden, the Ming Wai… 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 →

TNC18: early bird registrations NOW open

We are delighted to announce that the early bird registrations for TNC18 are now open. TNC18 ‘Intelligent network, Cool Edges?’ will be held in Trondheim, Norway’s tech capital city, between 10th and 14th June 2018. The conference’s thought-provoking themes include: the… Continue Reading →

CLAW: surviving the crisis together

Two weeks ago, 40 representatives from 20 NRENs met in Malaga for the first ever CLAW crisis management workshop organised by GÉANT. During the two-day event, these brave individuals survived a simulated crisis, learned how to handle stress in crisis… Continue Reading →

Make your own kind of music with R&E networks

The net:art project, spearheaded by the Austrian NREN ACOnet, is harnessing the power of audio-visual transmission technologies for the performing arts. Expanding the boundaries of this relatively new paradigm, net:art has produced three “near in the distance” productions in Vienna. Since 2013, this… Continue Reading →

Chasing gravitational waves with the network

In September 2015 physics and astronomy researchers around the world celebrated the discovery of gravitational waves, produced by the merger of two black holes at the centre of the galaxy. This exciting discovery was shortly followed by three other confirmed… Continue Reading →

EU-China link boosts global recruitment

The challenge: connectivity issues at a China recruitment office For the University of Hull, China is an important market: the university recruits hundreds of students from the country each year. To help this effort, it has a permanent office in… Continue Reading →

The European Journal of Higher Education IT publishes TNC17 papers

A selection of TNC17 papers has now been published in the latest issue # 2017-2 of the European Journal of Higher Education IT (EJHEIT). EJHEIT is an on-line publication created to support the mission of the European University Information Systems… 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 →

AfricaConnect2: from knowledge sharing to job creation – the success story of Uganda

Created for the 5th Africa-EU Summit of Heads of State and the associated EU-Africa Business Forum, a new video tells the story of a student start-up that originated from a project at Kyambogo University in Uganda. Using their software development… Continue Reading →

​Dorte Olesen retires from the GÉANT Board of Directors

As Dorte Olesen retires from the GÉANT Board of Directors, GÉANT says Thank You for many years of dedication to the research and education networking community. Christian Grimm, Chairman of the GÉANT Board of Directors said at an after dinner speech… 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 →

OpenAthens Cloud awarded OpenID Connect self-certification

Thursday 16 November 2017 OpenAthens is pleased to announce that its new content provider solution OpenAthens Cloud is now OpenID Connect self-certified through the OpenID Foundation, providing assurance that OpenAthens Cloud conforms to the OpenID Connect protocol and enabling greater… Continue Reading →

Successful GN4-2 Project Period 1 Review

The GN4-2 Project Period 1 Review took place last week, 7-9 November in Brussels, hosted by project partner and Belgian NREN Belnet. The review covered the first period of the GN4-2 project detailing the activities carried out from May 2016 to… Continue Reading →

CLAW: the first crisis management workshop for the GÉANT community

Crisis management is becoming an increasingly urgent topic at the global level and our community has identified the need to provide more comprehensive training on this subject matter. CLAW, the first two-day crisis management workshop for the GÉANT community, aims… Continue Reading →

Roadmapping trust and identities activities in GÉANT

  As you may know, GÉANT is looking to identify trends and requirements to shape the work to be carried out as part of the next GN4 project, which will start in mid 2019. Different things are in motion in… Continue Reading →

Who’s afraid of the GDPR?

In homage to Halloween, GÉANT has spent this week focusing on one of the big monsters facing all of our community over the next 8 months – the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The fact that there are only 205… Continue Reading →

Young talents are our future. Are you ready to be inspired?

GÉANT Learning & Development (GLAD) team is delighted to announce two exciting initiatives: Lightning Talk Challenge and Poster Pursuit. The Lightning Talk Challenge is a learning experience around presentation skills to prepare young professionals to get their ideas on stage… Continue Reading →

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