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NORDUnet welcomes three new African NRENs to the GREN family

Three African NRENs have recently connected to the Global R&E Network (GREN), joining the global collaboration of national research and education networks, serving researchers and educators with world-class connectivity and services all around the globe.

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NTW2021 Program Published

Time to mark your calendars for 30 November – 2 December if you have not already done so. We’re looking forward to seeing many of our Nordic colleagues for a face-2-face event.

The Nordic Technical Workshop hosted by NORDUnet will take place in Copenhagen. To make a full-fledged face-2-face meeting possible we have pushed the event dates a bit later in the year than the traditional September timeframe.

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Two more impressive recognitions

NORDUnet is delighted to be recognized by the prestigious Next Generation Indie Book Awards, the world's largest book awards program for independent publishers and self-published authors.

The Power of Nordic Unity - 40 years of NORDUnet, published to mark the 40th anniversary of the Nordic collaboration in Research & Education Networking, has received two gold Indie Book Award medals in the Best eBook Non-Fiction and Best Overall Design Non-Fiction categories.

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35 years of European R&E networking

RARE, the organization that became GÉANT, was born in 1986, making 2021 the 35-year anniversary of pan-European research and education networking. From the start, the five Nordic NRENs and the NORDUnet collaboration were strongly involved in European networking, and even served as driving forces behind its birth,

“The NRENs of Finland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark were all among the original 17 European NRENs which founded the organization that today is GÉANT,” notes Lars Fischer, Strategy & Policy Officer at NORDUnet.

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Wiring up for TNC 21

As usual, NORDUnet has chipped in to help make the TNC – this year held virtually – a success.

For professionals in the research and education network community, the annual flagship event held by European R&E network association GÉANT, the TNC, is a must. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the TNC 21 is held online. Still, this has in no way reduced the options for following cutting edge presentations, joining seminars, and mingling in birds-of-a-feather events to suit any area of interest.

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Framework contract for Speech2Text service awarded

NORDUnet is happy to announce that the framework contract for a Speech2Text service has been awarded to Amberscript B.V.

As a result of the call for tender five bidders replied within the response deadline, 21 May 2021 at 12:00, with document packages complying with the formal requirements.

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Major step forward for the GREN

NORDUnet is excited to learn about a major advance in high-speed research and education networks in the Asia Pacific Oceania region, undertaken by eleven global leaders in R&E networking from around the Pacific Ocean.

The Asia Pacific Oceania network (APOnet) collaboration will connect East Asia, Southeast Asia, Oceania, and North America. 

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Mapping the Global Research and Education Network

Since the dawn of the internet, networks have created maps to visualize their reach, capabilities, capacities, operations, and more. Countless such maps have been produced. A session at the upcoming TNC – the annual flagship event of the European R&E network association GÉANT – is dedicated to a new tool which will help map not just one network, but the entire Global Research and Education Network (GREN).

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Hermes Award for NORDUnet Publication

Another platinum win bestowed on “The Power of Nordic Unity - 40 years of NORDUnet”.

NORDUnet is honoured to have received a prestigious platinum Hermes Creative Award in the digital publication category for best eBook/iBook.

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NORDUnet Position on Arctic Connect and European Data Gateway Platforms Strategy

We are sad to learn that the Arctic Connect Submarine Cable project has encountered a setback, as voiced in the recent announcement from Cinia on the status of the Arctic Connect Submarine Cable system project. This, however, will not change NORDUnet’s focus towards the EDG Platforms Strategy, and we will continue to explore options for Arctic connectivity, in addition to connectivity towards Asia and North America.

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