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TNC – Europe’s most prestigious research and education networking conference

TNE – shaping the global citizen

Education without boundaries “The academy of the future does not confine itself to national boundaries”. These words of John Sexton, former President of New York University, in his inspiring closing speech at this year’s networking conference, TNC16, encapsulate the very… Continue reading →

How I ended up holding a lightning talk that rhymes at TNC16

Author: Renato Furter (SWITCH) At this year’s TNC in Prague, I gave my first lightning talk ever. And the feedback of the audience was awesome. Almost everybody I met congratulated me on the talk. So I’d like to share how I… Continue reading →

Research and education networks and sports science: Anglia Ruskin University and GÉANT are supporting athletes, coaches and physical therapists across the globe

Technology is rapidly changing the way athletes and sport coaches are working together. Accurate feedback, appropriate training, objective and reliable assessment techniques are the main ingredients to maintain and improve performances or to effectively recover from sport injuries. A lightning… Continue reading →

Author: Ann Harding (SWITCH) You’ve seen the lightning talk at TNC2016 (you have, of *course* you have), and maybe you were even in the audience at REFEDs – now it’s time to slow down and let the ideas settle as… Continue reading →

Lightning never strikes twice? Not at TNC16!

The TNC16 audience is diverse: almost 680 attendees from over 60 countries worldwide and every one of us different. Sure, we’re all focused on how best to connect and support the world’s research and education users – be they students,… Continue reading →

Welcome to the Mother of all cities!

Author: Klára Thomasová (CESNET) Prague is the capital city of the Czech Republic, and it stretches over the Vltava River. Prague is the political and cultural centre of the country, having evolved from the progressive and revolutionary ideas that are… Continue reading →

Join the EU-China BoF at TNC16: Users wanted!

Author: Helga Spitaler (GÉANT) Jointly funded by GÉANT and its Chinese counterpart CERNET for a 10 year term, the new 10Gbps EU-China link provides direct connectivity between the two regions and seamlessly continues the EC-funded ORIENTplus circuit that was established… Continue reading →

Putting the E in action for NRENs

Author: Ingrid Melve (Uninett) Research infrastructure is the big flashy part of the NRENs. Everyone understands the importance of finding a cure for cancer, finding the Higgs Boson or understanding migration. Education is more about the small steps each student… Continue reading →

Come and visit the AARC Project at TNC16!

Author: Jiří Pavlík (CESNET)  The federated authentication model has become established as an enabler of user-friendly accessing and sharing of resources, while preserving security and user privacy. There are, however, challenges in designing a scalable and sustainable way to integrate… Continue reading →

Superman, cybersecurity and a spinning world

Author: Alessandra Scicchitano (GÉANT) Wikipedia says that in 1993 the internet was used to communicate only 1% of information, compared to traditional media. ‘Cybersecurity’ maybe wasn’t even a word back then simply because there was no need for it. This… Continue reading →

The eduroam Billion: from an Idea to a Global Service

The eduroam® secure worldwide roaming service is celebrating 1 BILLION authentications! Here we take a look at the idea-to-global service story. How did it start? Over 10 years ago, back in 2002 experts involved in the TERENA (now GÉANT) Task… Continue reading →

The Forty Percent

Author: Nicole Harris (GÉANT) If you attended TNC15 in Porto you would not have failed to notice that we spent some time at the event addressing the issue of Women in ICT. This focus fitted well with the conference theme of “connected communities” and… Continue reading →

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