GÉANT Services

Membership within GÉANT network and GÉANT services  are among highest priorities for Kosovo NREN. Kosovo NREN will be member of GÉANT network in nearer future.

GÉANT is the pan-European data network for the research and education community. It interconnects national research and education networks (NRENs) across Europe, enabling collaboration on projects ranging from biological science, to earth observation, to arts and culture. The GÉANT project combines a high-bandwidth, high-capacity 50,000 km network with a growing range of services.[1] These allow researchers to collaborate, working together wherever they are located.

Together with European NRENs, GÉANT connects 50 million users in over 10,000 institutions. Through links to research networks in other regions (such as Internet2[3] and ESnet[4] in the USA, AfricaConnect[5] in Africa, TEIN[6] in Asia-Pacific and RedCLARA[7] in Latin America), GÉANT enables collaboration between researchers in over half the world’s countries.

Co-funded by the European Commission and Europe’s NRENs, the GÉANT network was built and is operated by the GÉANT Association. The GÉANT project is a collaboration between 41 partners: 38 European NRENs, and NORDUnet (representing the five Nordic countries). Through the network’s connections to similar infrastructures, both in Europe and across all continents, the GÉANT partnership ensures that Europe remains at the forefront of research.

As GÉANT member, NREN can use services and can participate in various projects. In following text there is description of the most known services offered by GÉANT for its members.