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Welcome Sikt

A new Norwegian service organisation for education and research community has come into being as of 1 January 2022. Sikt has been created as a merger of former NREN Uninett, NSD (Norwegian Center for Research Data), and Unit (Directorate for ICT and joint services in higher education and research). The mission of this new organisation will […]

The Power of Nordic Unity

The NORDUnet 40 years-anniversary publication has now seen its first year of existence. It was originally created to honour and promote the work put down over the years by the Nordic NRENs and NORDUnet, the meaning of true community spirit, and how to be strong through unity. With an unexpected track record so far of […]

More room for roaming

NORDUnet donates IPR for geteduroam software along with EUR 60,000 to the geteduroam open-source consortium. The eduroam service for global, secure mobility allows access to Wi-Fi at almost every university campus and research institutions around the world. The service was developed by the NREN community and has been tremendously successful, enabling researchers and students to […]

René Buch to join the European Open Science Cloud

Following 16 years as CEO of NORDUnet, René Buch becomes Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) Association. Initiated by the European Commission, EOSC will open doors for improved utilization of the vast amounts of research data generated in Europe. With René Buch as CTO, the EOSC Association will benefit from […]

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 […]