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Posted on 23 January 2017 by RENATA
RENATA: technological infrastructure for academic and scientific innovation in Colombia

Leonardo Rodríguez López, Chief Executive Officer of RENATA, presents (in Spanish) how Colombia's National Research and Education Network offers its technological infrastructure for the development of the country. What is RENATA's role in managing advanced technology services for academia and government entities?

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Posted on 19 January 2017 by GEANT
Eastern Mediterranean on a roll thanks to EUMEDCONNECT3 project extension and Lebanon capacity upgrade

Exciting times ahead for the Eastern Mediterranean: the region is to benefit from the recent EUMEDCONNECT3 project extension and increased EC-funding share: Lebanon has already upgraded its international connectivity with Jordan and Palestine to follow suit.

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Posted on 17 January 2017 by GÉANT
First announcement: 2nd Eastern Partnership E-infrastructures Conference in Minsk, September

Organised by the EaPConnect project, the 2nd Eastern Partnership E-infrastructure Conference, EaPEC 2017, will be hosted by UIIP NASB (BASNET) in Minsk, Belarus, on 27-28 September 2017. Policy makers, researchers, students and experts on networking and high performance computing for research and education from EaP countries and all over the world are welcome to register.

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Posted on 16 January 2017 by GÉANT
TNC16 proceedings available online

Proceedings of last year's networking conference, TNC16, are published. Nine papers, presented in parallel sessions during the 32nd edition of TNC were selected for the European Journal of Higher Education IT 2016-2, covering both research and practical approaches to some of the challenges faced by today's research and education networks.

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Posted on 9 January 2017 by SURFnet
Roland van Rijswijk-Deij (SURFnet) wins international prize for research into elliptic curve cryptography

Roland van Rijswijk-Deij (SURFnet and University of Twente) has been awarded the Applied Networking Research Prize by the IRTF (Internet Research Task Force). He investigated the use of elliptic curve cryptography (ECC) in combination with DNSSEC. ECC is a type of public-key encryption based on elliptic curves. ECC offers more protection, but places a greater burden on hardware.

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Posted on 2 January 2017 by SURFnet
Blog: Demonstration of network function virtualisation with virtual reality

During SC16, SURF allowed people to experience network function virtualisation in a virtual reality environment. Together with the University of Amsterdam, University of Groningen and the Netherlands eScience Center, SURF exhibited ambitious Dutch developments in the field of networking, high-performance computing and visualization. Read the blog about the demo.

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Posted on 2 January 2017 by UNINETT
IaaS cloud delivery progress

Over the past year, GÉANT has conducted a joint pan-European tender for Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offerings: a collective invitation to providers, to submit a bid to supply their IaaS solutions to research and education institutions across Europe. The tender for 36 countries attracted strong interest, and a total of more than 20 providers, including Microsoft and Amazon resellers, qualified for contracts.

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Posted on 20 December 2016 by SURFnet
Infograhic: the digital learning environment in the Netherlands anno 2016

SURFnet asked Dutch educational institutions which services and applications they use to support their educational activities. This provided insight into how institutions design their digital learning environment in anno 2016. Institutions were also asked about their future plans.

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Posted on 20 December 2016 by SURFnet
Improving lecturers' ICT skills: discussion paper with 7 recommendations

Many institutions are keen to make their teaching more innovative. This requires lecturers to have good ICT skills. In this discussion paper, researchers Ineke Lam and Riekje de Jong from Utrecht University make 7 recommendations as to how colleges of higher education and universities can improve the ICT skills of their lecturers.

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Posted on 20 December 2016 by GÉANT
Community Awards 2017: submit a nomination!

The next GÉANT Community Awards will be presented during the opening plenary session of the 2017 networking conference, TNC17, in Linz, Austria, on 30 May 2017. Nominations for this award are now open! The deadline for nominations is midnight CET on Thursday 2 March 2017.

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