2019 Internet2 Global Summit

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The Transformational Power of Research and Education Networks (RENs)

Time 03/06/19 02:45PM-04:00PM

Room Monument (M4)

Session Abstract

Humanity is facing several major issues, like shortage of energy, shortage of material, of food, aging, climate change etc.

We need all the creativity, brainpower and research in the world to solve these issues.To make sure that researchers worldwide can build fast on each others ideas and results we need the appropriate network connections and collaboration services. To make sure we involve everyone in the world we need education with worldwide access to resources and to stimulate digital skills. Regional and National Research and Education Networks (RENs) are in a unique position to make sure that all researchers, students and teachers can have access to the right network and services in their country and to the rest of the world. By facilitating collaboration and connectivity between researchers and students worldwide RENs boost the results of their efforts. This results in economic growth, a cooperative culture, new technologies and solutions for society.


Speaker Erik Huizer G√ČANT

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