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Connecting rural campuses addresses challenges faced by researchers

In South Africa, a major milestone has been reached with the completion of the University of Cape Town segment of the Rural Campuses Connection project, part of a national initiative to connect the country’s rural research facilities.

Student interns develop campus security systems in Nigeria

Eko-Konnect's internship initiative in Nigeria exposes students to real-life digital technology trends and challenges, such as develping a cost effective way to deploy security and monitoring on campuses across the country.

Training Data Literacy in Ethiopia

Data Carpentry focuses on teaching computational best practices to scientists and has built a shared community with more than 1000 certified instructors and 47 current Member Organizations around the world.

Cooperation with Mozambique: from telehealth to cybersecurity

A collaboration between Brazil and Mozambique involving training and knowledge sharing has yielded beneficial results in a number of areas ranging from telehealth to cybersecurity.

Supporting women in ICT

The West and Central African Research and Education Network is forging strategic partnerships to support women in ICT, demonstrating its commitment to opening windows of opportunities for women, historically underrepresented in STEM fields.

TERNET leaps barriers to global teaching and learning

What does a modern teaching and learning facility that is part of a global institution of higher learning need to have to stay in touch with its partner campuses in other parts of the world?

Monitoring dust storms to give asthma sufferers a breather

Frequent in arid regions, dust storms can have devastating effects. Powered by R&E connectivity, monitoring and simulations equip scientists to better predict them and assist authorities in issuing alerts to help people, particularly asthma sufferers, take protective action.

Kenya Finland partnership boosts access to geoinformatics education and training to aid sustainable development

The groundbreaking TAITAGIS project aims at building a critical mass of postgraduates equipped to overcome the huge human resource deficit in Applied Geoinformatics in Kenya and Eastern Africa.

Ugandan students enhance university services and create jobs

Students at Kyambogo University in Uganda put their skills to good use building an application to improve services… and create a startup company ZEENODE, which results in jobs for themselves and the wider community along the way.

Working hard to extend the reach of the Internet

Meet the Network Startup Resource Center, NSRC, collaborating with emerging research and education networks across the globe to extend the reach of the Internet.

Connecting 40.000 university students

Meet Emmanuel Togo, the mastermind behind delivering wireless connectivity to 40.000 students at the University of Ghana. Creating easy wireless connectivity for everybody on campus improves the quality of education, speeds up communication and makes it easier to access digital resources both on and off campus.

Sharing knowledge to strengthen emerging networks

Helina Emeru is chief technology officer of Ethiopian research and education network EthERnet. In October 2016, she joined 9 colleagues from around the world at the NORDUnet conference as part of a new Knowledge Exchange Fellowship program.