News & Events

Dorte Olesen turns 70

Dorte Olesen was director of UNI-C, the Danish national cerntre for IT for research and education from 1989 to 2011.  During her tenure, she was instrumental in the creation of the Danish NREN "Forskningsnettet" (later DeIC), and played a key role in the shaping of the Danish R&E e-infrastructure landscape, the creation of national computing services, experiments in online education support, and much more.

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GÉANT Association Board Election

On November 24, the 12th General Assembly of the GÉANT Association elected new members.  The Terms of three members (Dorte Olesen, Raimundas Tuminauskas, and Marko Bonač) had expired.  In addition, Erik Huized had stepped down from the board to take on the role as interim CEO of the GÉANT Association.

The general assembly elected 

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GÉANT Association post CEO position

The GÉANT Association is seeking a CEO!  The new CEO of GÉANT will be responsible for strategic leadership of a major, pan-European e-Infrastructure, in close interaction with the European R&E networking community. It is considered crucial that the new CEO has prior familiarity with the European NREN environment.

The GÉANT CEO position is available on the GÉANT homepage.


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1st GÉANT Crisis Management Workshop

GÉANT is hosting a crisis management workshop for the European NRENs and the European R6E networking community - CLAW.  The workshop takes place in Malaga, Spain, on 20-21 November 2017. 

The workshop will feature training in crisis management for R&E networking staff, and help NRENs develop crisis management plans and strategies.  

To learn more and register, go to the CLAW meeting page.

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NORDUnet at Asi@Connect Bangladesh Launch Event

On 30 October 2017, the "Asi@Connect Bangladesh Launch Event" takes
place at the Samson H. Chowdhury Center in Dhaka, Bangladesh. NORDUnet
congratulates BdREN, the Bangladesh NREN, with this milestone and is
proud to participate in this event.

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Alberto Pérez Gómez named Director of RedIRIS

Alberto Pérez Gómez has been appointed new director of the Spanish research and education network RedIRIS.

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NORDUnet across the globe

Traffic from NORDUnet criss-crosses the world. Check this snapshot from the 28th of September at 15:52 pm and see the actual traffic. The red dots indicate heavy traffic. Light traffic comes as yellow and grey dots. Please note that the map is based on accurate guesses and geoIP.

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ASREN connects Jordan to global R&E networks

The Arab States Research and Education Network (ASREN), has recently connected the Jordanian University Network (JUNet) to the ASREN pop in Amman, Jordan, and onwards to London, providing JUNet connectivity to GÉANT and the global R&E netwoks. The support for JUNet follows an upgrade of the ASREN Amman - London connection from 155Mbps to 1Gbps, made possible with financial support from the EUMEDCONNECT3 project, funded by the European Commission. 

NORDUnet welcomes Jordan back in the globally connected R&E network family.  

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Report from GLIF 2017

The 17th Global Lambda Grid Workshop - also known as the 2017 GLIF meeting - recently took place in Sydney, Australia, hosted by Australian NREN AARNET. The meeting brought together 70 advanced networking experts from around the globe, and debated topics covering expansion of network resources in the Pacific region, networking for major science projects such as the Square Kilometer Array, and current challenges and transformational ideas in networking. 

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MYREN launches 100 Gbps R&E Network

Today Malaysian NREN MYREN is launching a 100 Gbps network. NORDUnet congratulates MYREN with this great achievement. Established in 2005, MYREN is a young NREN but is making great strides. A 100 Gbps R&E network is a major step forward for Malaysia in general, and for the more than 800,000 researchers and students in Malaysia in particular.
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