“We’re contributing by first of all producing people with relevant employability skills for this next generation and for thinking about some of the industries for the future…So that’s our contribution: educating the next generation and doing the research that matters to the community we serve…”
Watch the AARNet interview with Professor Jane den Hollander, Vice Chancellor & President of Deakin University. Professor den Hollander talks about Deakin University’s role in the transformation of Geelong, Victoria, from a manufacturing to a knowledge-based economy. Equipping young people in the region with the skills they need to participate in the workforce is paramount to growth in the region.
She talks about an innovative project that aims to address the digital divide, overcome cost and other barriers to access to broadband and level the playing field for education opportunities for school age kids by connecting every school in the city to AARNet via Deakin.
This project is a great example of the university’s role as an ‘anchor tenant’ for network infrastructure in regional communities, enabling schools and other institutions involved in research and education to access the network services and transforming digital technologies they need to compete in the digital age.
May 19, 2017
One of the big questions often asked of R&E networking is why? Why, when commercial internet networks are so large, is there still a need for dedicated research networks? Surely organisations can simply buy commercial off-the-shelf network connectivity,with commercial service providers now offering 10 and even 100Gbit/s network connections. In February...
May 4, 2017
The Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN) is a unique computing resource allowing researchers to make sense of the masses of data that they are now having to deal with related to the urban settlements (cities) of Australia. Making Big Data deliver Researchers at the world-famous Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in...
Apr 21, 2017
North Atlantic network collaboration announces deployment of record-breaking 740 Gbps links, building the foundation for Global Network Architecture for research and education. Research and education networks worldwide, including Australia’s national research and education network AARNet, are participating in the Global Network Architecture (GNA) initiative. Scientists around the world are increasingly collaborating...