News & Events

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 played a key role in making eduroam the global success is today. For many years, Miro has guided the pan-European team that has made eduroam a mainstay of European research and education networking.

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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.

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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 Association. As chair of the NIAC, Ronan has played a crucial role as guardian of the community consensus for the topology and design of the next-generation GÉANT network currently being implemented by the GN4-3 project.

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Direct link to the Netherlands for Nordic R&E

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.

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Video trailer wins

The video trailer of the digital publication – ”The Power of Nordic Unity - 40 years of NORDUnet” has been recognized by the Viddy Awards, which honored the video with a Gold award.

The Viddy Awards is an international competition that recognizes outstanding achievements and skills in video and digital production. In the 2021 competition, there were more than 2,500 entries from all over the world.

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Registration for NTW2021 is open

Registration for the 2021 edition of the Nordic Technical Workshop (NTW)  hosted by NORDUnet is now open.

This year’s event will run from 30 November – 2 December in Copenhagen at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Ørestad.

The progamme once again offers ample opportunities to discuss the latest Network issues, Trust and Identity features, aspects of Security, and Operations challenges. Likewise, the Media Services are up for debate alongside a great variety of other topics relevant to the Nordic NRENs and their constituencies.

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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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