News & Events

Shibboleth Consortium 2017 report published

The Shibboleth Consortium has pubslihed a bref report of activities and results for 2017

NORDUnet is a Principal Member of the Shibboleth Consortium on behalf of the identity deferations of the Nordic NRENs, and is represented in the consortium board by Manne Miettinen of HAKA / CSC. 

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Registration open for 3rd Fed4FIRE+ Engineering Conference (FEC)

The third Fed4FIRE+ Engineering Conference (FEC) will be take place on 14-16 March 2018 in Paris, France.

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RENU Identity federation joins eduGAIN

The RENU Identity Federation (RIF) - the R&E trust & identity federation for Uganda, created and operated by the RENU, the Udanda NREN, has joined eduGAIN.  EduGAIN is the global inter-federation of trust and identity federation for the reserarch and education, allowing single-sign-on, trusted access to global research data and instruments, and simple, userfriendly access management for researchers and students across the worlds.

RIF is the 55th national federation to join eduGAIN, and the first in sub-Saharan Africa.


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Dorte Olesen turns 70

Dorte Olesen was director of UNI-C, the Danish national cerntre for IT for research and education from 1989 to 2011.  During her tenure, she was instrumental in the creation of the Danish NREN "Forskningsnettet" (later DeIC), and played a key role in the shaping of the Danish R&E e-infrastructure landscape, the creation of national computing services, experiments in online education support, and much more.

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GÉANT Association Board Election

On November 24, the 12th General Assembly of the GÉANT Association elected new members.  The Terms of three members (Dorte Olesen, Raimundas Tuminauskas, and Marko Bonač) had expired.  In addition, Erik Huized had stepped down from the board to take on the role as interim CEO of the GÉANT Association.

The general assembly elected 

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GÉANT Association post CEO position

The GÉANT Association is seeking a CEO!  The new CEO of GÉANT will be responsible for strategic leadership of a major, pan-European e-Infrastructure, in close interaction with the European R&E networking community. It is considered crucial that the new CEO has prior familiarity with the European NREN environment.

The GÉANT CEO position is available on the GÉANT homepage.


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1st GÉANT Crisis Management Workshop

GÉANT is hosting a crisis management workshop for the European NRENs and the European R6E networking community - CLAW.  The workshop takes place in Malaga, Spain, on 20-21 November 2017. 

The workshop will feature training in crisis management for R&E networking staff, and help NRENs develop crisis management plans and strategies.  

To learn more and register, go to the CLAW meeting page.

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NORDUnet at Asi@Connect Bangladesh Launch Event

On 30 October 2017, the "Asi@Connect Bangladesh Launch Event" takes
place at the Samson H. Chowdhury Center in Dhaka, Bangladesh. NORDUnet
congratulates BdREN, the Bangladesh NREN, with this milestone and is
proud to participate in this event.

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Alberto Pérez Gómez named Director of RedIRIS

Alberto Pérez Gómez has been appointed new director of the Spanish research and education network RedIRIS.

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NORDUnet across the globe

Traffic from NORDUnet criss-crosses the world. Check this snapshot from the 28th of September at 15:52 pm and see the actual traffic. The red dots indicate heavy traffic. Light traffic comes as yellow and grey dots. Please note that the map is based on accurate guesses and geoIP.

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