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Protecting the research & education sector against cyber attacks

Technology CSC (Finland) DeIC (Denmark) NORDUNet (European Nordic) SUNET (Sweden) UNINETT (Norway)

As cyber attacks increase steadily in frequency and scale, the importance of defending ones own network against attackers increases as well. That is why many R&E networks have a Computer Emergency Response Team, CERT, to handle security incidents.

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Supporting women in ICT

Education Technology AfricaConnect2 WACREN (West + Central Africa)

The West and Central African Research and Education Network is forging strategic partnerships to support women in ICT, demonstrating its commitment to opening windows of opportunities for women, historically underrepresented in STEM fields.

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Using big data solutions to solve the mystery of worm behavior

Environment Genomics SURF (Netherlands)

To study the strategies animals use to navigate the world around them, researchers analyse the behaviour of roundworms to create a model system. The project faced a number of data challenges that threatened to hold the team back from their scientific goal.

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Research & education networks solve real-world problems

National and regional research & education networks traverse our planet, providing ultra high-speed connectivity and tailor-made services that underpin scientific discovery, foster global collaborations and unlock access to education. This blog features fascinating stories from around the world about people and projects empowered by these networks to make a difference.

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Casting your digital vote with Zeus

Zeus is a highly successful online voting system with ultra-high security, excluding any possibility of tampering with the result, together with guaranteeing full voter anonymity. 

Helping Afghanistan’s youth rebuild their future

Minimising the brain drain and equipping the right people with the right skills is central to the efforts to re-shape the future of Afghanistan after years of turmoil. The Asi@Connect project contributes to these efforts by supporting capacity building of network engineers at universities across the country to help them ensure the smooth running of the educational process 'behind the scenes' and to consolidate the emerging AfgREN NREN.

Australian eResearch infrastructure lets astronomers hear echoes from the dawn of time

In a breakthrough discovery hailed as the most significant find in astronomy since gravitational waves, astronomers in the United States have used an Australian radio telescope to detect signal from the universe’s first stars.

TERNET leaps barriers to global teaching and learning

What does a modern teaching and learning facility that is part of a global institution of higher learning need to have to stay in touch with its partner campuses in other parts of the world?

How science engagers fight the ”Sneaker Net”

Many scientists are still moving hard drives or USB flash drives around although they don’t need to. They have a high-speed Research & Education Network at their service, but they are not taking full advantage of the networking resources available to them. This is where the Science Engager comes in.

Research network connects hospital gene equipment to supercomputer

Without a direct connection across the Danish NREN, the national hospital Rigshospitalet would not have been able to use its new gene sequencing equipment.