Funet, the Finnish University and Research Network, a super-fast data communication network in the service of research and education, is maintained and developed by CSC — IT Center for Science Ltd.
CSC is a Finnish center of expertise in ICT that provides world-class services for research, education, culture, public administration and enterprises, to help them thrive and benefit society at large.
Funet links the universities, polytechnics and research institutions improving their national and international communications. Funet has approximately 380,000 users, and is one of the most advanced research networks in the world.
Funet services include high-speed connectivity and lightpaths, Funet CERT network security services, eduroam roaming access service and, campus support.
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.
DeoC 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.
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.
Sikt – Norwegian Agency for Shared Services in Education and Research is the result of a merger between NSD (Norwegian Centre for Research Data), Uninett AS and Unit – the Norwegian Directorate for ICT and Joint Services in Higher Education and Research.
The agency, which is organised as a public administrative body, has around 370 employees. Its head office is in Trondheim, with branches in Bergen and Oslo.
Sikt develops and delivers services for education and research that makes life easier for students and employees. Sikt aims to ensure that everyone working in the education and research sector has access to secure, stable and comprehensive services.
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.