About NORDUnet

NORDUnet is a collaboration between the National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) of the five Nordic countries; Denmark (DeiC), Iceland (RHnet), Norway (Uninett), Sweden (SUNET), and Finland (Funet). The Nordic region (five countries and three autonomous areas) has a population of 27 million people, 9 official languages, and a strong tradition of collaboration. Together, the countries form the world’s 12th largest economy.

NORDUnet was founded in 1985 as a result of the NORDUNET programme and incorporated as limited company jointly owned by the five Nordic countries in December 1993. Each of the Nordic NRENs has a seat on the board and share the base costs according to the country GDP.

We operate a world-class data network, based on dark fiber and spectrum sharing, together with support for e-infrastructures, including media services like videoconferencing and lecture capturing & playback. More than 400 research & education institutions in the Nordics, with over 1.2 million users, are connected via the Nordic NREN networks, enabling scientists, educators, and students to work and share knowledge globally. NORDUnet is an active participant in the European NREN collaboration GÉANT and is a founding father of intercontinental NREN collaborations such as the Advanced North Atlantic (ANA) and AsiaPacific Europe Ring (AER) systems that are part of the Global Research and Education Network (GREN). In 2020, NORDUnet celebrated 40 years of Nordic NREN collaboration.

It is the Vision of NORDUnet to be the NORDIC Gateway for Research and Education, by providing a common world-class network infrastructure, services, support and collaboration platform for the Nordic NRENs and research and education communities, and by facilitating other common e-Infrastructures as requested by the Nordic national e-Infrastructure stakeholders.




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