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A new blueprint architecture, policy toolkit and other developments for the final year of AARC

An updated version of the AARC blueprint architecture, a policy toolkit and a security incident simulation are key agreements arising from the AARC (Authentication and Authorisation for Research and Collaboration) project spring ‘all hands’ meeting, held in Athens on 10-13… Continue Reading →

New direct link from South Africa enables global science

The South African NREN (National Research and Education Network), comprising SANReN and TENET, has been connected to NetherLight, SURF’s open exchange in Amsterdam, via a 20 Gbit/s connection. This new direct link will provide capacity to a number of international… Continue Reading →

AARC gives federated identity training to Earth scientists at EPOS Workshop

Earth scientist communities invited the AARC (Authentication and Authorisation for Research and Collaboration) project training team to provide insights on key aspects of federated access and on what is required for them to deploy it. A half-day AARC training event… 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 →

Value of R&E connectivity and collaboration highlighted in high-level Moldova visit

The importance to Moldovan research and education of international collaboration and of research and education networks – in particular RENAM and GÉANT – was highlighted in recent high-level meetings in Chisinau. Dr. Leonie Schäfer, Senior Manager Global Liason at the… 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 →

Call for applications: GARR scholarship opportunity for 10 young innovators

GARR, the Italian research and education network, offers 10 scholarships for study and research projects in memory of Orio Carlini, one of the founders of the Italian network. The duration of each scholarship is 12 months, with the possibility of… Continue Reading →

Final steps towards whitepaper on federated identity management for research

AARC (Authentication and Authorisation for Research and Collaboration) and the GÉANT Project were represented at the meeting of FIM4R (Federated Identity for Research) that was held in Vienna on 5-6 February. Final steps were agreed towards a whitepaper that updates… 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 →

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 →

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 →

Exchange of knowledge as communications community group looks East

Record-breaking SIG-Marcomms & Global PR Network meeting in Linz. The value of face-to-face knowledge exchange was proved in the joint meeting of the marketing communications special interest group and the global PR network on 2 June in Linz, Austria, following… Continue Reading →

Keep calm and carry on communicating

Crisis and community: the communications special interest group SIG-Marcomms learns lessons that strengthen research and education networking. Ten o’clock at night and you’re working late on your experiment, analysis or report, when suddenly there is no connectivity via your national… 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 →

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 →

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 →

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