AARNet is Australia’s national research and education (R&E) network and one of more than 120 interconnected R&E networks in the world. R&E networking infrastructure traverses the globe, enabling access to content and resources, connecting people, delivering new experiences, fostering collaboration and cultivating interdisciplinary communities striving to make a difference.
The In The Field blog, developed by AARNet and launched as a Global NREN PR Network initiative, embodies that very spirit, bringing the R&E network community together in a global collaboration with users and beneficiaries to showcase and share inspiring stories and achievements.
Stories on the blog cover six continents and illustrate how R&E networks are utilised to solve problems and make a difference to the everyday lives of people.
Read about people and projects involved in decoding the diversity of rice to improve yields for farmers in Asia, telemedicine changing the reality of health in Brazil, transitioning to digital exams in Norway and France, tracking Kyrgyzstan’s melting glaciers, supercomputing for archaeology in Denmark, and connecting students to scientists in the jungles of Panama and remote robot museum tours in Australia.
This blog is a truly global collaboration and welcomes contributions from all research and education networks in the world.
To find out more about how to contribute, view the Submission Guidelines.
Read the stories at inthefieldstories.net
Sep 24, 2015
At a ceremony in New York earlier this week, the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, took receipt of a proposal calling for the establishment of a Technology Bank for the world’s Least Developed Countries (LDCs) - "Feasibility Study for a United Nations Technology Bank for the Least Developed Countries”. The vital...
Jul 27, 2015
At its most recent meeting - held in Munich, Germany on July 15, 16, and 17, 2015- the Global Research and Education (R&E) Network CEO Forum continued a series of strategic discussions on current and future challenges facing the global R&E networking community. In Munich, the Forum welcomed participation from...
Jul 23, 2015
A giant undersea broadband cable could connect the Sunshine Coast directly with global communications systems, if a proposal by the Sunshine Coast Council is successful. ABC Sunshine Coast's Annie Gaffney spoke to Chris Hancock, CEO of Australia's Academic and Research Network and began by asking him to describe how...