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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 →

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 →

Animated video: automation & orchestration

SURF conducts research on the opportunities of automation and orchestration. We work on our own automation and orchestration framework, in order to respond to users’ network needs. At the SC ’17 conference we gave a live demonstration of automated network… 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 →

Connectivity to support a global vision

Describing itself as “Scotland’s international university”, Heriot-Watt University – which has 30,000 students in campuses across the UK, Dubai and Malaysia –  has an ambitious, global vision. When it came to setting up a brand new campus in Putrajaya, Malaysia… Continue Reading →

RENU and the students of Kyambogo University create jobs

The students of Kyambogo University and Research and Education Network for Uganda (RENU) collaborated to end the long lines due to inefficient systems that often asked for manual actions during registration processes. After some brainstorming and testing, the students came… Continue Reading →

BASNET showcases its activities at Information Technologies in Education 2017

Representatives from the Belarusian national research and education network (NREN), BASNET, and the United Institute of Informatics Problems of the Academy of Sciences in Belarus, UIIP NASB, presented developments in robotics, speech processing technologies and high-performance systems to an international… 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 →

New GLIF 2017 maps now available

GLIF, the Global Lambda Integrated Facility, would like to announce the availability of new world maps that showcase the global research and education multi-gigabit optical network infrastructure owned by its participating organisations. GLIF is a virtual organisation (or facility) that… Continue Reading →

CAREN and GÉANT bring gigabit-speed connectivity to Central Asia

Researchers, academics and students in Central Asia and Europe are already starting to benefit from the recent deployment of a ring of 1 Gbps circuits for research and education across the regions, officially inaugurated last week during the 2nd CAREN… 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 →

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