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Posted on 6 December 2016 by GÉANT
First Eastern Partnership E-infrastructure Conference inspires collaboration and research opportunities

The first Eastern Partnership E-infrastructure Conference, EaPEC, was given a 5-star rating by participants in a feedback survey. The conference provided opportunities for human networking and exchanging useful information on a range of topics around computer networks, high performance computing resources, databases, and software in use for various areas of science. Held in Tbilisi, Georgia, the event aimed to serve as a platform for collaboration on policy and research, and to support community building in e-infrastructures between the Eastern Partnership region and the EU member states.

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Posted on 6 December 2016 by GÉANT
TNC17 early bird registration is now open

GÉANT invites you to register and benefit from the early bird discount on the participation fee of TNC17. The €200 discount is available until midnight CET on 28 February 2017, meaning that early registration will cost €600 instead of €800 (excluding VAT). You can register right away on TNC17 website: https://tnc17.geant.org
“The Art of Creative Networking” is the theme of TNC17, the largest networking conference for research and education. TNC17 will be held in Linz between 29 May and 2 June and hosted by the Austrian Academic Computer Network (ACOnet), the Austrian National research and education network (NREN) for science, research, education, and culture.

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Posted on 6 December 2016 by GÉANT
GÉANT achieves top EC rating for 5th consecutive year

For the past 15 years the GÉANT project has supported 50 million research and education users in over 10,000 institutions, delivering advanced networking services and facilitating research activities in the fields of networking, trust and identity, security and collaborative services. As a mark of its success, the GÉANT project has recently been awarded the top rating by an independent EC review board for the fifth consecutive year. This rating is only awarded to projects that can demonstrate they have fully met all their objectives and milestones and to achieve this 5 years in a row demonstrates the level of skill and professionalism within the team of experts built from across the European R&E community.

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Posted on 5 December 2016 by SURFnet
Utrecht University of Applied Sciences to start a learning analytics experiment

Utrecht University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands is starting a learning analytics experiment in its Statistics course, using a learning analytics infrastructure developed by SURFnet in collaboration with a number of institutions. 200 students studying Technical Business Management will participate. The online study activities of over 50 students in the Curriculum Design and ICT-based education modules of the English teacher programme will be researched. The aim is to give institutions hands-on experience with learning analytics. We want to demonstrate how learning analytics can be applied in practice in education. Naturally, we will be sharing afterwards everything we learn, for example about the technical implementation and legal considerations.

The SURFnet learning analytics experiment is also being started at VU Amsterdam.

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Posted on 2 December 2016 by GÉANT
Trusted Introducer is looking for suppliers to run the TI service from 1 Sept 2017

TF-CSIRT and GÉANT announce a Call for Proposals for the operation of Trusted Introducer from September 2017. The Trusted Introducer service offers a listing, accreditation and certification scheme for Computer Security Incident Response Teams in and around Europe. The current contract for the Trusted Introducer service will expire on 31 August 2017.

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Posted on 30 November 2016 by vietsch-foundation
Searching for the 2017 recipient of the Vietsch Foundation Medal of Honour

Each year the Vietsch Foundation awards a Medal of Honour to individuals who have contributed to the development of a service, technology or approach that is of enduring value to the community. Suggestions for who should be awarded the 2017 Medal of Honour are very welcome. Nominations, including details of what has been achieved and why the achievement is of outstanding value to the research and education community, should be sent to nominations@vietsch-foundation.org by Friday 24 February, 17:00 CET. The trustees aim to award next year’s Vietsch Foundation medal of honour at the TNC17 networking conference to be held in Linz, Austria between 29 May - 2 June 2017.

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Posted on 28 November 2016 by GÉANT
GÉANT ownCloud and Collabora - working together to support collaboration

GÉANT, ownCloud and Collabora are now offering a joint solution which includes Collabora Online to the ownCloud service suite. This brings the first-ever production ready LibreOffice Online functionality to the R&E community within one set of services.

Via this agreement, ownCloud Enterprise users can now have access to a much requested open source cloud document suite that supports all major document, spreadsheet and presentation file formats, increasing productivity while staying in full control of sensitive corporate data.

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Posted on 28 November 2016 by SURFnet
Trend report 2016: how technological trends enable customised education

SURFnet presents the latest trend report, which focuses on the theme of customised education. 44 experts in the field of education and ICT have sought out technological trends that enable customised education. This trend report describes 13 technological trends that may affect the content and design of education.

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Posted on 28 November 2016 by CESNET
COMBO-CG network card won the Industrie Prize in the Czech Head competition

The Netcope Technologies company and the CESNET association succeeded in the 15th edition of the prestigious annual Czech Head competition. The jointly developed COMBO-CG network card for high-throughput network traffic processing has been awarded with the Industrie prize.

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Posted on 25 November 2016 by SURFnet
Best practice SURFfilesender at STC-Group helpdesk

Dutch education and research institutions can use SURFfilesender to send small and large files securely. STC-Group is one of the institutions using SURFfilesender. How does the helpdesk at STC-Group rate their experience of using SURFfilesender? Read the best practice.

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