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Registration Opens for 2017 Eastern Partnership E-Infrastructure Conference

Registration has opened for the 2nd Eastern Partnership E-infrastructure Conference (EaPEC 2017), organized by the Eastern Partnership Connect (EaPConnect) project.

The conference will be held in Minsk, Belarus, on 27-28 September, and will be hosted by BASNET, the Belarus NREN. The conference brings together researchers, network and HPC experts, educators, and users intested in e-Infrastructure in the easternmost part of Europe. 

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NORDUnet Technical Workshop (NTW) - Early bird about to expire

NORDUnet Technical Workshop 2017 is approaching rapidly and the favourable early-bird registration fee is about to expire. Up untill, and including, Monday August 14th you can register for a mere EUR 125.

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Luis Eliécer Cadenas named Executive Director of RedCLARA

Luis Eliécer Cadenas has been named new Executive Director of RedCLARA, starting August 1st 2017.  Cadenas has been involved in networking for more than 30 years, and has background as co-founder, president, and member of the Board of Directors of Venezuela NREN REACCIUN.

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SIG-NOC 27-28 November in Utrecht

The 6th meeting of the GÉANT Special Interest Group for Network Operations (SIG-NOC) will be held at the SURFnet offices in Utrecht on 27-28 November 2017.

A preliminary agenda and logistics information is available at the SIG-NOC wiki pages.

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Erik Huizer named interim CEO of GÉANT Association

Erik Huizer has been named interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GÉANT Association,  effective immediately, replacing Steve Cotter.

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Roar Olsen new CEO of UNINETT

Roar Olsen will replace Petter Kongshaug as CEO of UNINETT. Roar Olsen comes from a position as director at the Norwegian Health Network, and was previously Director of Strategy at The Norwegian Directorate of eHealth.

Petter Kongshaug, who has headed UNINETT since the NREN was founded in 1993,  will step down by 1 September 2017.

NORDUnet welcomes Roar Olsen to the Nordic NREN community. We look forward to the continued evolution of UNINETT as a leading European NREN and a driver of Nordic R&E networking collaboration. 

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Bangladesh NREN visits NORDUnet

In continuation of the emerging NREN programme NORDUnet has hosted a visit from the management of the Bangladesh NREN together with members of the Bangladesh University Grant Committee, the Ministry of Education, and the Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project (HEQEP). The agenda covered all high-level aspects of establishing and running an NREN, including financing, staffing, and customer relations combined with technically oriented challenges.

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Interview with NORDUnet CEO René Buch in Telecompetitor

NORDUnet CEO René Buch and Internet2 CEO Dave Lambert have been interviewed by American telecom and broadband news service Telecompetitor.  In the interview, the two leaders talk about the importance of the  Global Network Architecture (GNA) collaboration.

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TNC18 to be held in Trondheim

Thursday's closing plenary at TNC17 saw Olav Isak Sjøflot, Director of services and deployment at UNINETT, unveil beautiful Trondheim in Norway as venue for TNC18.

Not only will the Norwegian research & education network host next year's  TNC in Trondheim, Uninett will also celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2018, so come and join the conference which runs from 10th -15th June, 2018.

Trondheim is Norway's third largest city and home to Norway's largest university, NTNU, and the Uninett offices.

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CANARIE announce MOXY Open Exhange

CANARIE today announced the MOXY open exhange in Montreal, the first open exchange for reaseach and education in Canada. MOXY represents an important step in trans-Atlantic and global networking, providing a new landing point for trans-Atlantic circuits and connectivity to the CANARIE network, offering resilience for R&E networks connecting to North America.  

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