The Nordic NRENs

Network connectivity and networks services for the research and education community in the Nordic countries is provided by the national research & education networks in each of the Nordic countries.

 

  DeIC (Denmark)

DeIC - Danish e-Infrastructure Cooperation was established on April 19 2012 with the purpose to support Denmark as an e-Science nation through delivery of e-infrastructures (computing, storage and network) to research and research based teaching.  

DeIC is established under the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Higher Education. Organizationally, DeIC belongs to the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation and is not an independent legal entity.  DeIC is a virtual organization, which means that all staff are employed in other organisations. Primarily at the Danish Technical University and to some extent at Aarhus University, Aalborg University, University of Southern Denmark and University of Copenhagen. 

 

   

 Funet (Finland)

Funet, the Finnish University and Research Network, a superfast data communication network in the service of research and education, is maintained and developed by CSC — IT Center for Science Ltd. CSC is a non-profit company providing IT support and resources for academia, research institutes and companies

Funet links the universities, polytechnics and research institutions improving their national and international communications. Funet has approximately 350,000 users, and is one of the most advanced research networks in the world. Funet services include high-speed networks and lightpaths, Funet CERT network security services, eduroam roaming access service and campus support.

 

  RHnet (Iceland)

The Icelandic University Research Network (RHnet) was formally established on January 24, 2001. Its objective is to link together Icelandic universities and research institutions by means of a high capacity computer network, and supply services in the field of computer communications, both domestically and internationally.

RHnet is a limited company, founded with the sole aim of enhancing the level of communication within the Icelandic university and research community, and serve as its gateway to international networks. RHnet operates from Tæknigarður which is a part of the campus at the University of Iceland.

 

 SUNET (Sweden)

SUNET's aim is to provide Swedish universities and colleges with access to well-developed and effective national and international data communication and related services that meet their needs, whatever their geographical location. As well as offering high-capacity computer networks, SUNET also hosts a wide variety of different services for connected organisations.

SUNET started in the 1980s as a research project for Swedish computer scientists, and paved the way for the Internet in Sweden. SUNET is governed by a board appointed by the Swedish Research Council. In addition to the board, there is also a technical reference group, as well as people working at the participating universities.

 

UNINETT (Norway)

UNINETT AS is the parent company of the UNINETT Group, and  develops and operates the Norwegian national research and education network, a high-capacity computer network interconnecting about 200 Norwegian educational and research institutions and more than 300 000 users, as well as giving them access to international research networks.

The company supplies a range of services connected with the research network, in the fields of identity management, purchasing co-operation, mobility, network management and security. UNINETT carries on innovation and development work in its technical fields and is involved in a wide range of activities internationally.

 

NORDUnet is fully owned by the five Nordic NRENs and operate on their behalf, providing them with global connectivity and facilitating joint activity to realize synergies.

 

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