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AARNet Annual Report 2013

We constantly look for ways to improve the efficiencies and performance of our network connectivity to Asia and are pleased to announce that AARNet recently became the first Australian member of the Singapore Internet Exchange (SGIX).

Improving our connectivity to Asia is key to delivering the research and education outcomes necessary for Australia’s economy to prosper and ensuring that Australia remains connected to our international research network partners.

Read about collaborative research and edu cation projects with Asia enabled by AARNet in our latest Annual Report, including:

  • Eliminate Dengue research project led by Monash University
  • Telemedicine Development Centre of Asia live endoscopy demos between Japan and University of Adelaide
  • AsiaConneXions language and cultural exchange program between schools in Asia and Australia
  • Revolutionising plant pest and disease diagnostics in South East Asia
  • Western Australia‘s FireWatch  helping Indonesia mitigate the impact of fire
  • Joint research centre for University of Adelaide and Shanxi College China

AARNet is an active member the global community of National Research & Education Networks (NRENs) that power and support collaborative, cutting-edge, data-intensive research and education.

This “network of networks” connects researchers, teachers, students and innovators from the four corners of the world to one another, and to the data, software, equipment and hardware at the forefront of digital discovery.

We are part of a global community fueled by a strong collaborative spirit and a drive to push technical boundaries to create new knowledge, and ways to use that knowledge, to address society’s most vital challenges.


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