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TNE – shaping the global citizen

Education without boundaries “The academy of the future does not confine itself to national boundaries”. These words of John Sexton, former President of New York University, in his inspiring closing speech at this year’s networking conference, TNC16, encapsulate the very… Continue Reading →

Research and education networks and sports science: Anglia Ruskin University and GÉANT are supporting athletes, coaches and physical therapists across the globe

Technology is rapidly changing the way athletes and sport coaches are working together. Accurate feedback, appropriate training, objective and reliable assessment techniques are the main ingredients to maintain and improve performances or to effectively recover from sport injuries. A lightning… 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 →

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 →

Welcome to the Mother of all cities!

Author: Klára Thomasová (CESNET) Prague is the capital city of the Czech Republic, and it stretches over the Vltava River. Prague is the political and cultural centre of the country, having evolved from the progressive and revolutionary ideas that are… Continue Reading →

Putting the E in action for NRENs

Author: Ingrid Melve (Uninett) Research infrastructure is the big flashy part of the NRENs. Everyone understands the importance of finding a cure for cancer, finding the Higgs Boson or understanding migration. Education is more about the small steps each student… Continue Reading →

Come and visit the AARC Project at TNC16!

Author: Jiří Pavlík (CESNET)  The federated authentication model has become established as an enabler of user-friendly accessing and sharing of resources, while preserving security and user privacy. There are, however, challenges in designing a scalable and sustainable way to integrate… Continue Reading →

Superman, cybersecurity and a spinning world

Author: Alessandra Scicchitano (GÉANT) Wikipedia says that in 1993 the internet was used to communicate only 1% of information, compared to traditional media. ‘Cybersecurity’ maybe wasn’t even a word back then simply because there was no need for it. This… 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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