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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 →

The CONNECT interview: Joe Metzger, ESnet

Joe Metzger, Senior Network Engineer at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and member of the ESnet network engineering team, has spent the past year working at CERN. CONNECT caught up with him to hear about his experiences, and talk science support…. Continue Reading →

Reminder: GÉANT has a new Amsterdam office!

On 8 December 2017 GÉANT relocated its Amsterdam office from the city centre location at Singel to Amsterdam-Zuidoost, Bijlmer.  Our growing Amsterdam based staff have now moved into a modern, open space located right opposite the Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenA train… Continue Reading →

CESNET has a new visual identity

CESNET presented a comprehensive overview of its services and research activities at the CESNET e-Infrastructure Conference held at the Czech Technical University’s Masaryk Dormitory in Prague. During the event, CESNET also revealed its new visual identity, including a new logo…. Continue Reading →

The CONNECT interview: Juan Pablo Carvallo

The CONNECT interview: Juan Pablo Carvallo ​Juan Pablo Carvallo is the Executive Director of CEDIA, the Ecuadorian national research and education network. In conjunction with the celebrations of the NREN’s 15th anniversary, CONNECT caught up with him to talk about… 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 →

Blog series: the unwired campus of the future

ICT on the campus is able to contribute better to (possibilities for) flexible working and learning. However, this requires a radical revision of the present services on campus, for which campuses need to work more closely with each other. An… Continue Reading →

The Power of shared services delivery

Bringing over 15 years’ worth of leadership experience to the role and having completed her first 100 days as HEAnet’s new Chief Executive, Kerrie Power is poised to build on the national education and research network’s reputation as an exemplar… Continue Reading →

IPv6 addresses, security and privacy

According to Google’s statistics, between 17.5% and 21.4% of their web traffic is served over IPv6, though IPv6 usage varies significantly among different countries. The principle driver for adopting this new Internet Protocol version is its predecessor’s shortage of addresses…. 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 →

A marketplace for digital solutions

The Community Service Hub is part of SWITCH’s vision for the collective design and distribution of digital services in the world of higher education. At the SWITCH ICT Focus conference, participants got an insight into the current status of the… Continue Reading →

RENATA participated in IETF 100 meeting in Singapore

RENATA, the national research and education network of Colombia, presented the results of the implementation of the project “BGP security in the RENATA infrastructure” in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) 100 meeting that took place in Singapore in November…. Continue Reading →

GÉANT is moving

On 8 December 2017 GÉANT will relocate its Amsterdam office from the city centre location at Singel to Amsterdam-Zuidoost, Bijlmer. For our growing Amsterdam based staff we have found a modern, open space located right opposite the Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenA… 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 →

CONNECT 27 now online!​

The latest issue (#27) of CONNECT magazine is published today, ready not only for this week’s DI4R 2017 conference and the co-located European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) Stakeholder Forum, but also the e-AGE Conference to be held in Cairo next week. As such, the… Continue Reading →

Jisc chief executive takes a seat on GÉANT board

Jisc’s chief executive has been voted to the board of GÉANT – the umbrella organisation for European national research and education networks (NRENs). Paul Feldman was elected at last week’s GÉANT General Assembly meeting in Prague. Through interconnections with its… Continue Reading →

Pilots and training activities move ahead at AARC All Hands meeting

Two key areas of the AARC (Authentication and Authorisation for Research and Collaboration) project made significant progress at an ‘All Hands’ meeting held on 21-23 November. The team responsible for training agreed priorities for activities until the end of year… Continue Reading →

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