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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 →

Israel launches Inter-University Cloud Forum

On February 14, 2018 the first meeting of a new Inter-University Cloud Forum was held at IUCC. Fifteen IT staff from Israel’s universities gathered for a working meeting to discuss cloud computing. The meeting was led by Eyal Estrin, IUCC’s… 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 →

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 →

Jordan back on the global R&E map thanks to EUMEDCONNECT3​

Last week the Arab States Research and Education Network (ASREN) announced the upgrade of its dedicated link from Amman, Jordan, to its PoP in London, from 155 Mbps to 1 Gbps. This step has paved the way for the Jordanian… Continue Reading →

‘When lightning struck Linz’

This year’s TNC had a lot of exciting things to offer, as experts ranging from industry to academia gathered at the beautiful city of Linz, Austria to share ideas of mutual interest. Lightning talks have been one of the highlights… 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 →

Grapes for everyone – fairness, monkeys and cucumber in the NREN World

Author: Ann Harding (Activity Leader, GÉANT Trust & Identity Services) Fairness matters. In our NREN environment, surely we know this – we work to share knowledge, break down borders and develop the online world to be a better place. But… Continue Reading →

No man is an island!

In his well cited and influential paper “The Strength of Weak Ties”, Marc Granovetter describes the power of connections that are not close by, frequent or intense. It appeared that finding a job for example was more likely to happen… Continue Reading →

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