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‘Like another campus, not another country’: how Queen Mary’s used international NRENs to establish good connectivity for TNE in Malta

When Queen Mary University of London looked to open a branch campus in Malta, its priority was to ensure that the experience of students based in Malta would be comparable with students based in the UK (but perhaps with more sunshine). Here's how the Jisc Global Connect service - and partnerships with NRENs - made this happen

Following the stars 24×7

SONG, the Stellar Observations Network Group is creating a network of small, interconnected, robotic telescopes scattered across the globe, to be able to focus on one specific point in the sky for days, weeks and months on end.

Watch out Universe! Belarusian scientists can now help unravel your secrets

Belarusian scientist Vitaly Yermolchyk is trying to help unravel the hidden secrets of the Universe. But a bottleneck in network connectivity between his University and CERN –the European Organization for Nuclear Research– has been reducing his ability to participate.

Improving the accuracy of information used for land management

A customized network solution has greatly improved access to essential satellite imagery and geospatial data for researchers who help inform government policy on land management.

Creating a playground for Finnish data centre students

The university of Kajaani, Finland, offers a specialized program on data centre education, supported by the Finnish R&E network

Fighting cybercrime in the research & education sector

Research & Education networks play an important part in protecting universities and research facilities from phishing-attempts, DDoS attacks, ransomware, and much more.

Integrating the data of life – to determine the appropriate drug

Storing and analysing genomic data at the scale of a million people and connecting this data with other resources – such as data on lifestyle and disease history – will transform our understanding of how diseases can be cured through individualised treatments.

Tracking cuckoos from space – building the Animal Internet

How is this even possible? A cuckoo carrying a tiny transmitter signalling to a satellite and allowing researchers to track its 16,000-kilometre, ten-month-long loop migration from Scandinavia to Central Africa and back.

‘Creating the Future’, inspired by space

More than 80 cosmonauts and astronauts from 20 countries met with youngsters and members of the public in Minsk, Belarus, during the XXXI Planetary Congress of the Association of Space Explorers.

eduroam wifi access for more and more people

Eduroam is expanding across countries and beyond campuses to support mobility for academics, students and researchers globally, with Tajikistan being among the latest country to join the eduroam family.

Private weather observations to be integrated into forecasting

Observations from the “Internet of things”, such as intelligent cars, phones, buildings and personal weather stations added to the mix can provide detailed information on local to hyper-local meteorological phenomena.

Has the world gone peppers?

Researchers from across Europe are hard at work developing a robot that autonomously roams a greenhouse, “eye-balling” sweet peppers to check if they have reached optimal ripeness, and then plucks them off the plant and places them in a vat – all automatically.