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‘Like another campus, not another country’: how Queen Mary’s used international NRENs to establish good connectivity for TNE in Malta

When Queen Mary University of London looked to open a branch campus in Malta, its priority was to ensure that the experience of students based in Malta would be comparable with students based in the UK (but perhaps with more sunshine). Here's how the Jisc Global Connect service - and partnerships with NRENs - made this happen

The Big Pixel Initiative: using satellite data to map urbanization, schools, and refugee camps

Researchers at the University of California San Diego used satellite images from multiple sources to map and understand city growth patterns in India, with the help of computers trained to distinguish types of growth. The technology is also being used to identify refugee camps and schools in Africa.

Tracking cuckoos from space – building the Animal Internet

How is this even possible? A cuckoo carrying a tiny transmitter signalling to a satellite and allowing researchers to track its 16,000-kilometre, ten-month-long loop migration from Scandinavia to Central Africa and back.

eduroam wifi access for more and more people

Eduroam is expanding across countries and beyond campuses to support mobility for academics, students and researchers globally, with Tajikistan being among the latest country to join the eduroam family.

Connecting rural campuses addresses challenges faced by researchers

In South Africa, a major milestone has been reached with the completion of the University of Cape Town segment of the Rural Campuses Connection project, part of a national initiative to connect the country’s rural research facilities.

Private weather observations to be integrated into forecasting

Observations from the “Internet of things”, such as intelligent cars, phones, buildings and personal weather stations added to the mix can provide detailed information on local to hyper-local meteorological phenomena.

Scientists use machine learning to prevent senior falls

Researchers in the United States are developing intelligent devices that predict and prevent deadly falls among the elderly by using machine learning.

Norse mythology inspires robust approach to securing digital infrastructure

What is the connection between a pig from Norse mythology and the Swedish plans for Total Defence in case of war?

Building expertise for a new era of online artistic collaboration

Two Norwegian universities have launched a joint master programme training musical and artistic collaboration over the Internet, with super-fast connectivity linking two experimental labs, 500 km apart.

Student interns develop campus security systems in Nigeria

Eko-Konnect's internship initiative in Nigeria exposes students to real-life digital technology trends and challenges, such as develping a cost effective way to deploy security and monitoring on campuses across the country.

Improving gastric cancer survival rates in Central Asia

R&E networks help save lives by powering interactive remote training of endoscopists on novel techniques for early stomach cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Pinpointing air pollution from space

For the first time, air pollution from individual cities and built-up areas can be detected from space. The European Sentinel-5 Precursor Earth observation satellite sends ultra precise measurement data to ground stations in Norway and Canada.