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Lars Fischer elected to the GÉANT Board

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Lars Fischer, Strategy & Policy Officer at NORDUnet, has been elected for the Board of GÉANT, the European R&E network association. At NORDUnet, Lars Fischer’s responsibilities include Nordic and European partnerships, and he sees his membership of the GÉANT Board of Directors as a natural addition: “The European research and education e-infrastructure landscape is undergoing […]

Six years of representing the Nordics in Europe


After having served two terms on the GÉANT Board of Directors Valter Nordh, who was recently appointed interim CEO of NORDUnet, now steps down in line with the roster. While serving on the GÉANT Board, Valter Nordh has contributed to the European development of research and education networks in several roles, most recently as chairman of […]

NTW and COVID-19


Due to the dramatic surge in COVID-19 cases, NORDUnet has made the tough decision not to go ahead with the Nordic Technical Workshop (NTW2021) scheduled to run 30 November – 2 December. Making this decision is very sad; we were really looking forward to getting together with the community again. We have been excited to see the […]

RIPE83 – virtual meeting 22-26 November

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The 83 edition of the RIPE meetings will take place 22-26 November. This edition will be virtual, allowing everyone interested to attend remotely. As always, the RIPE Meeting takes place over multiple days, bringing together Internet service providers, network operators and other interested parties from around the world to Participate in discussions about the policies and procedures […]

Valter Nordh appointed interim CEO of NORDUnet


Valter Nordh has been appointed interim CEO of NORDUnet. “This is a huge and challenging task. I am excited to have the opportunity to lead NORDUnet over the coming period of time. I hope that my background and extensive international network will prove advantageous to the entire organization. Collaboration between the Nordic countries is both important […]

René Buch leaves NORDUnet after 16 years


After 16 years working for NORDUnet René Buch has decided to step down as CEO for NORDUnet to give time for other opportunities for the remaining part of his worklife. NORDUnet Board has worked with René to find a solution to ensure a smooth transition for NORDUnet and the projects NORDUnet is involved in. We […]

Passing of Miroslav Milinović


NORDUnet is saddened to learn about the passing of Miroslav Milinović of SRCE. Miro was a longtime collaborator of NORDUnet and the Nordic NRENs and a great contributor to European Trust and Identity infrastructure, and to many incarnations of TNC and the GÉANT project. Through his great commitment in leading operational and support aspects of the eduroam service, Miro […]

Direct R&E Connectivity between Europe and Latin America inaugurated


EllaLink operational – The BELLA Programme delivers TICAL2021, Latin America – The opening ceremony of the 11th TICAL Conference (and of the 5th Latin American e-Science Meeting), that took place online this week, saw the inauguration of the first 100Gbps link for R&E resulting from the BELLA programme. BELLA (Building the Europe Link with Latin America) is intended to meet the long-term interconnectivity […]

Ronan Byrne new CEO of HEAnet


Ronan Byrne has been announced CEO of Irish NREN HEAnet, replacing Kerrie Power who left for a role in the commercial sector earlier this year. Ronan is well-known in the NREN community for his leadership of the GÉANT Network Infrastructure Advisory Committee (NIAC) and membership in the newly formed board of directors of the EOSC […]

Direct link to the Netherlands for Nordic R&E

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A wise fox will always have more than one exit, and the same applies to digital infrastructure. This is the philosophy behind a new fiber link from Esbjerg, Denmark, to Amsterdam, the Netherlands, taking its route through the North Sea. “Since the cable is routed directly from Denmark to the Netherlands it will offer increased reliability to […]