News & Events

InAcademia 2.0 released

The GÉANT project (GN4-2) has released version 2.0 of the InAcademia service

The InAcademia service is currently in pilot. The service offer websites and internet services a simple way to determine if a visitor belong to an Academic institution (student, staff, faculty). Based on this information, websites may nesure that services are only offered to the intende audience, or offer discounts, special offers, etc..

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Lightning Talks at NTW2017

Amidst a fully booked programme at the upcoming NTW2017 that takes place from 12-14 September at Radisson Park Inn, Kastrup there is still room for more Lightning Talks.  Feel free to send your proposal to Susanne Michelsen as soon as possible. Submission deadline for proposals is 7 September 2017.  

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Registration Opens for 2017 Eastern Partnership E-Infrastructure Conference

Registration has opened for the 2nd Eastern Partnership E-infrastructure Conference (EaPEC 2017), organized by the Eastern Partnership Connect (EaPConnect) project.

The conference will be held in Minsk, Belarus, on 27-28 September, and will be hosted by BASNET, the Belarus NREN. The conference brings together researchers, network and HPC experts, educators, and users intested in e-Infrastructure in the easternmost part of Europe. 

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NORDUnet Technical Workshop (NTW) - Early bird about to expire

NORDUnet Technical Workshop 2017 is approaching rapidly and the favourable early-bird registration fee is about to expire. Up untill, and including, Monday August 14th you can register for a mere EUR 125.

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Luis Eliécer Cadenas named Executive Director of RedCLARA

Luis Eliécer Cadenas has been named new Executive Director of RedCLARA, starting August 1st 2017.  Cadenas has been involved in networking for more than 30 years, and has background as co-founder, president, and member of the Board of Directors of Venezuela NREN REACCIUN.

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SIG-NOC 27-28 November in Utrecht

The 6th meeting of the GÉANT Special Interest Group for Network Operations (SIG-NOC) will be held at the SURFnet offices in Utrecht on 27-28 November 2017.

A preliminary agenda and logistics information is available at the SIG-NOC wiki pages.

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Erik Huizer named interim CEO of GÉANT Association

Erik Huizer has been named interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GÉANT Association,  effective immediately, replacing Steve Cotter.

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Roar Olsen new CEO of UNINETT

Roar Olsen will replace Petter Kongshaug as CEO of UNINETT. Roar Olsen comes from a position as director at the Norwegian Health Network, and was previously Director of Strategy at The Norwegian Directorate of eHealth.

Petter Kongshaug, who has headed UNINETT since the NREN was founded in 1993,  will step down by 1 September 2017.

NORDUnet welcomes Roar Olsen to the Nordic NREN community. We look forward to the continued evolution of UNINETT as a leading European NREN and a driver of Nordic R&E networking collaboration. 

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Bangladesh NREN visits NORDUnet

In continuation of the emerging NREN programme NORDUnet has hosted a visit from the management of the Bangladesh NREN together with members of the Bangladesh University Grant Committee, the Ministry of Education, and the Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project (HEQEP). The agenda covered all high-level aspects of establishing and running an NREN, including financing, staffing, and customer relations combined with technically oriented challenges.

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