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Scientific collaboration for Africa and Latin America

Regional research and education networks in Africa and Latin America join forces to address United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and other common challenges.

Virtual Excavations: Pacific Research Platform Enables Remote Collaboration on Underwater Archeological Dig in Israel

Supported by CENIC's 400-gigabit research network, the Pacific Research Platform has not only enabled researchers at UC San Diego and their partners at the University of Haifa in Israel to go ahead with their archeological dig despite the COVID-19 pandemic but also drastically accelerated data analysis times.

Mauritania joins the academic network community

Researchers and students in Mauritania can look forward to improved connectivity as the Arab African country has announced the establishment of a national research and education network.

Supporting the unique needs of the education community in Oman

The Mirsal file sender service meets the higher education and research communities’ requirements for sharing learning materials and large data sets.

Boosting online learning in Morocco during the coronavirus lockdown

MARWAN, the Moroccan Academic and Research Network, has played a crucial role in supporting the remote delivery of higher education.

Powering up future communicators

Students of communication and journalism at higher learning institutions across 13 African countries can look forward to extensive virtual collaboration through a new digital platform, the All Varsity News Network.

Supporting remote delivery of education in Tunisia during the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the temporary closure of educational institutions in Tunisia in an attempt to contain the spread of the virus.

A new e-learning initiative for Africa

Africans of all ages will be able to benefit from access to distance learning following the establishment of the Pan African Virtual and E-University

Bringing ancient manuscripts to life

"Tikkoun Sofrim" (Hebrew for “Scribal Correction”) is a joint French-Israeli project to integrate the wisdom of the masses to digitalize ancient manuscripts using Handwritten Text-Recognition.

A universe of digital tools to help school-aged students prepare for University

The Up2University project helps school-aged students prepare for university by making the technology and the methodology that students most likely will be facing at universities available to the secondary school level.

Has the world gone peppers?

Researchers from across Europe are hard at work developing a robot that autonomously roams a greenhouse, “eye-balling” sweet peppers to check if they have reached optimal ripeness, and then plucks them off the plant and places them in a vat – all automatically.

Delivering the data for groundbreaking cancer research

When the Sheba Cancer Research Center in Tel Aviv wanted to transfer 300 terabytes of data from the US National Cancer Institute Center for Cancer Genomics in Chicago to local storage to advance their research, they thought the process would be relatively straightforward. It wasn't, and so they sought advice from Israel's NREN to find the solution.