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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.

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 latest country to join the eduroam family.

The power of empowering: building network expertise in Asia-Pacific

For 26 years the Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC) has been providing technical capacity development to thousands of network engineers working in hundreds of R&E institutions around the world. In Asia-Pacific they teamed up with regional networking organisation TEIN*CC to empower engineers across the region to become the masters of their own networks.

eduVPN – securing your privacy when you are out and about

Free Wi-Fi is a luxury we have come to expect at cafes, airports, on commuter trains or in the hotel we are staying at. But are you actually aware of how vulnerable you are when you are using a public Wi-Fi hotspot?

Ensuring scientists and researchers get their data where it needs to be

Researchers at La Trobe University, Australia, collaborate with colleagues conducting fieldwork at archeological sites across Africa. FileSender, a solution enabling these researchers and thousands of others worldwide to transfer large datasets from the field to the lab, is now benefiting from a new home for sustainable R+E software development.

How Jisc’s connections to China improve student experience

Students at Queen Mary University of London’s partner universities in China need seamless access to UK-hosted course materials – whether on campus or off. Here’s how Jisc helped improve their digital experience, by working with networks and providers behind the scenes.

Thai researchers participate in Large Hadron Collider experiments

Students and researchers work with their peers in the international scientific community, increasing technology transfer and building capacity, while stimulating greater public interest in related fields, such as proton therapy cancer treatment.

China link boosts global recruitment

How Jisc helped improve the point-to-point link between the University of Hull and its China office – contributing to a rise in student recruitment

Life sciences researchers fast-track medical breakthroughs

Researchers collaborated across continents to advance our understanding of diabetic kidney disease and metabolic changes in pregnancy. High-speed networking plays a critical role connecting researchers and data in Australia to data, resources and colleagues located in Europe. 

E-portfolios help Japanese engineering students improve learning

The Engineering Department of the Kyushu Sangyo University in Japan has designed a dedicated e-portfolio as an educational tool to make students aware of their strengths and weaknesses, helping them achieve their goals in a structured fashion.

Telemedicine: helping reduce deaths from cancer in Asia

Gastric cancer is the deadliest form of cancer in Asia. It accounts for the deaths of some 28 men and 13 women per 100,000. The Telemedicine Development Center of Asia has been building capacity to deliver valuable technical training for cancer specialists right across the region.