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Norse mythology inspires robust approach to securing digital infrastructure in Sweden

Today most parts of Sweden’s digital crisis infrastructure are physically located in Stockholm. Such centralisation makes the infrastructure vulnerable to attacks, specifically in case of war. This is why the Swedish research and education network SUNET has teamed up with… Continue Reading →

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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 →

Building expertise for a new era of online artistic collaboration

Although an hour’s flight away from each other, Master students at the University of Oslo and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim can play music, have discussions, and socialise in near-to real time. Thanks to Norway’s R&E network… Continue Reading →

Student interns develop campus security systems in Nigeria

Bridging the gap between today’s advanced computing and networking technologies and knowledge shared in Nigeria’s higher education community. That’s what Eko-Konnect’s Campus Technology Internship Program (CTIP) is all about. The program brings together students from diverse tribal, cultural and religious backgrounds to… Continue Reading →

Improving gastric cancer survival rates in Central Asia

Mortality rates for gastric cancer are particularly high across Asia, including the Central Asian countries. Early detection is crucial for enhancing patients’ survival rates. Powered by the CAREN and TEIN networks, telemedical training by experts in Japan plays a vital… Continue Reading →

Pinpointing air pollution from space

For the first time, air pollution from individual cities and built-up areas can be detected from space. The new service, that pinpoints sources of pollution precisely and analyses global pollutant distributions, is based on measurements from the European Sentinel-5 Precursor Earth observation… Continue Reading →

Supporting sustainable water management in Central Asia

Central Asia’s growing population, arid lowland ecosystems, agriculture and hydropower are dependent on headwaters of the Amu Darya and Syr Darya rivers. Concerns related to climate change, epitomised by glacier retreat and precipitation fluctuations, as well as to the cumulative… Continue Reading →

Teaching researchers to write better code

As research becomes increasingly data driven, more and more researchers start to develop tailor-made software for their research projects. However, only few of them are trained coders, and this is where the CodeRefinery project comes in: it sets out to… Continue Reading →

Spreading data literacy through workshops and hackathons

To empower researchers and enable data-driven discovery, the ‘Carpentries’ movement develops and teaches workshops on the fundamental data skills needed for research. To date, more than 400 people have participated in 13 workshops, with an additional 30 (Data Carpentry and… Continue Reading →

Boosting ultra-sensitive microscopes

In biology, the behaviour of living organic substances such as cancer cells is studied under a microscope. But the light from the microscope damages these tissues and organisms, and they can only stay alive for a limited time – a… Continue Reading →

Cooperation between NRENs in the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries in action

Collaboration between two members of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP), Brazil and Mozambique, has yielded beneficial results in a number of areas ranging from telehealth to cybersecurity. This partnership began five years ago when the Ministries of Science… Continue Reading →

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