Science has always been international in scope. Research and education is increasingly a global effort, unfolding in partnerships with global stakeholders in global projects, using scientific instruments or teaching resources unrestricted by borders. 

It is a crucial part of the NORDUnet mission to be the enabler for Nordic researchers, educators, and students not just to participate, but also to have first-row seats for driving global efforts. To be this enabler NORDUnet must both provide a global infrastructure, and engage actively in European and global partnerships.