30 years of research and education networking collaboration: help celebrate!tnc16_postcard_front kopiëren.jpg

Monday 13 June is the 30th birthday of the formal collaboration between research and education networking organisations in Europe. The association that is now known as GÉANT started its life as RARE (Réseaux Associés pour la Recherche Européenne) on 13 June 1986, when a handful of people signed legal documents to establish the organisation. Three decades on, the concept of research and education networking has gained ground around the world and the collaborative opportunities have grown with it. Many thanks to everyone who has contributed their time, ideas and expertise!

As this anniversary coincides with day one of this year's networking conference, TNC16, what better way for GÉANT to mark the anniversary than by highlighting it at the conference and inviting the community to suggest how the collaboration should develop in future.

Invitation to share ideas #GEANT30

GÉANT invites you to help celebrate this long and productive relationship by sharing your perspectives on the past and your ideas for the future research and education networking collaboration. During the coming weeks and months please:

  • use the hashtag #GEANT30 to post your stories and suggestions on Twitter and Facebook;
  • blog about it on https://blog.geant.org (federated access);
  • email your message to Marcomms@geant.org and we'll share it with the community for you. 

Later in the year all input will be passed on to the GÉANT General Assembly of member organisations for their consideration.

Feature article in CONNECT

The TNC16 edition of CONNECT magazine inlcudes a short feature about the 30th anniversary, based on an interview with Kees Neggers, who is a co-keynote speaker on this topic in the TNC16 opening plenary session.