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Erasmus Staff Mobility x Life at GÉANT

Erasmus Staff Mobility Week at GÉANT Meet Vasos Papageorgiou, IT staff member at the Cyprus University of Technology. From 23-26 April he experienced ‘Life at GÉANT’ by meeting and joining our colleagues in our Amsterdam office (face-to-face) as well as… Continue Reading →

eduroam is spreading rapidly through Mexico

The eduroam service has grown significantly in Mexico in the last years. From two access points in 2014, it now has 444. Each day, more than 2000 connections are registered at the national level and more than 500 from abroad…. Continue Reading →

‘Know your onions!’ – Public Affairs workshop highlights work to be done by NRENs

Onions, cabbages and astroturf were surprising features of the Public Affairs workshop that was organised by the EaPConnect project within the GÉANT Community Programme. The event was hosted in Berlin by DFN on 8-9 April 2019. The multiple layers of… Continue Reading →

Call for projects: 2019 EaP Enlighten Your Research programme

After the past success of the Enlighten Your Research programme in the Eastern Partnership region, the EaPConnect project and partners are pleased to announce the 4th Enlighten Your Research (EYR) programme launch for the Eastern Partnership: EYR@EaP. We invite all… Continue Reading →

Cybersecurity experience and challenges at CERT services event in Azerbaijan

The first ‘Cybersecurity Week’ to be held in Azerbaijan included a seminar on ‘CERT services: cyber threats and protection methods’, on 14 March at the Institute of Information Technology of ANAS. It is no coincidence that the CERT event was… Continue Reading →

Success and crisis: preparation is key for the marketing communications community group

How can success be measured in marketing communications? And when disaster strikes, how can communications contribute to a successful recovery? The GÉANT Special Interest Group on Marketing Communications (SIG-Marcomms) explored these topics, GDPR around events, webinars and more during a… Continue Reading →

RerBenin connects to the WACREN backbone

RerBenin, NREN of the Republic of Benin becomes the latest member to join the AfricaConnect2 project, to connect to the WACREN backbone and services. This membership will interconnect universities and research centres, access of students and teachers to a high-speed… Continue Reading →

Kenya Education Network (KENET) upgrades its ethernet carrier capacity ten-fold

Congratulations to KENET, Kenya’s NREN, with the upgrade of its network capacity! Telco Systems, the leading provider of innovative SDN/NFV, CE 2.0, MPLS and IP solutions, today announced that the company has completed an upgrade of the carrier Ethernet network… Continue Reading →

Cable damage? How an international backup saved a national network

Why are cross-border fibres important? Investing in international connectivity can give NRENs the possibility to quickly set up a backup solution in case of necessity. This is what happened in Italy on 9 January, when a large number of cables… Continue Reading →

Challenges and potential solutions in information security at AzScienceNet conference

Challenges and solutions were explored in a conference on ‘Actual multidisciplinary scientific-practical problems of information security’ on 14 December. The IV Republican Conference was held at the Institute of Information Technology of ANAS in Baku, Azerbaijan. Researchers and experts in… Continue Reading →

‘Creating the Future’, inspired by space: planet Earth – Belarus – Minsk

More than 80 cosmonauts and astronauts from 20 countries met with youngsters and members of the public in Minsk, Belarus, during the XXXI Planetary Congress of the Association of Space Explorers (ASE), supported by the United Institute of Informatics Problems… Continue Reading →

GRENA cybersecurity team takes first place in CYBER-EXE Georgia 2018

Security experts from GRENA, the Georgian Research and Educational Networking Association, won first place in this year’s CYBER-EXE Georgia 2018. This was the 5th time this event has been held, aiming to prepare IT professionals from public and private sectors… Continue Reading →

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