Erik Kikkenborg speaking at Kaltura Connect in Education

NORDUnet Chief Collaboration Officer Erik Kikkenborg will sit on an expert panel during the Kaltura Connect in Education event in London, UK, on 28 November 2023 at 14:00 GMT. Kaltura is one of the video storage and playback services that NORDUnet delivers to Nordic research and education. The NORDUnet service allows the educators at higher […]

In memory of Jacqueline Brown

NORDUnet is saddened to learn about the passing of Jacqueline Brown. Jacqueline made an enormous contribution to the global research network community for decades. Jacqueline was a stellar organiser and coordinator, a mentor for many who are now leaders in the community, and a good friend to many more. For close to 20 years NORDUnet […]

Submarine cables as cyber diplomacy tools

Under the current geopolitical tensions, redundant internet access is in high demand. NORDUnet engages with a range of international players to maintain a safe internet.   Many people regard the internet as a given commodity, but in a tense world national research and education networks (NRENs) and regional networks like NORDUnet continuously strive to secure […]

GÉANT Association elects new board members

Today, the GÉANT Association general assembly elected new members to its Board of Directors. Cezary Mazurek (CEO of Polish NREN PSNC), Ronan Byrne (CEO of Irish NREN HEAnet), and Claudio Allocchio (Senior Techincal Officer of Italian NREN Consortium GARR) were elected members of the Board of Directors for a period of three years. Floor Jas […]

Polar Connect presented at DeiC 2023 conference

Today at the DeiC 2023 conference Ieva Muraškienė of NORDUnet will give a talk on the Polar Connect initiative of the Nordic NRENs. In her presentation she will dive into some of the results from the Northern EU Gateways project co-funded by the EC. Key areas will include the work to develop an overarching vision […]

Ubuntunet Connect 2023

This week, the Eastern and South  African NREN collaboration Ubuntunet Alliance will meet at the Ubuntunet Connect 2023 conference, hosted by RENU in Kampala, Uganda. As usual, the conference will be lively, with many interesting presentations in the program. NORDUnet’s Erik Kikkenborg will participate and jointly with Omo Oaiya of WACREN deliver a presentation that […]

Polar Connect at Submarine Networks World 2023

This week Jonny Lundin of NORDUnet presented the Polar Connect vision to a global audience at the Submarine Networks World conference in Singapore. In his talk on Arctic connectivity, Creating Reducancies in the Global Cable Systems, Jonny highlighted the current challenges in Europe – Asia connectivity. He stressed the need to increase both capacity and […]


The 56th APAN conference – the meeting place of the Asia-Pacific NRENs and their global partners – takes place on 21-25 August 2023 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.  The conference program features a range of talks from community members, stakeholders, and industry professionals on advanced national and intercontinental networks, NREN evolution, NREN services, security, digital indentity […]

It’s time for lightning talks for the NORDUnet Community Workshop

NORDUnet would like to invite proposals for lightning talks for the NORDUnet Community Workshop (NCW23).  The community workshop will take place in Copenhagen, 12-14 September 2023. We have two lightning talk sessions in the community workshop program this year – Tuesday 12 September in the morning and Thursday 14 September in the afternoon. Both are […]

Cinia and NORDUnet collaboration on Arctic Connectivity

Inter-continental connectivity between Europe and Asia is set to be significantly strengthened through two complementing submarine cable systems – Far North Fiber and Polar Connect. The two submarine cable systems currently in development will greatly increase diversity and resilience for connectivity between Europe and Asia, while also increasing capacity and reducing latency. For today’s digital […]