Government to Extend WiFi Initiative for Students to 90 New Locations

Posted in Governance and administration on January 5th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The government will extend internet access for students to 90 new locations across the country in order to create ‘extended virtual campuses’, Higher Education Minister Simon Harris announced today. HEAnet will lead the initiative, rolling out eduroam – a WiFi connection that students can automatically connect to – to locations accessible to students, such as libraries, museums, public offices, coffee shops and shopping centres …” (more)

[Cormac Watson, University Times, 5 January]

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Third Level Funding – Research

Posted in Research on January 20th, 2017 by steve

IrelandFiona O’Loughlin (Kildare South, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if funds will be allocated in 2017 for research in third level institutions; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 17 January]

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Agile Networks secures €5m contract with HEAnet

Posted in Governance and administration on July 18th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Irish-owned Agile Networks has secured a seven-year contract worth €5 million to provide a 100 gigabyte internet network to HEAnet, which provides connectivity and IT services to education and research institutions across Ireland …” (more)

[Ciarán Hancock, Irish Times, 18 July]

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HEAnet conference call for papers

Posted in Research on May 3rd, 2016 by steve

Ireland“HEAnet, Ireland’s national education and research network, holds it annual National Conference this year in Galway from 9-11 November 2016. The HEAnet National Conference is an annual event which attracts delegates from across the education and research sector, as well as industry leaders and technology experts …” (more)

[Digital Repository Ireland, 3 May]

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HEAnet to announce new security deal

Posted in Governance and administration on May 22nd, 2014 by steve

“HEAnet, Ireland’s national education and research network, is set to announce the introduction of a new web content filtering and malware protection solution for its estimated one million users today …” (more)

[J Worrall, Irish Times, 22 May]

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Ireland’s education and research infrastructure gets an all-optical boost from Coriant

Posted in Governance and administration on January 27th, 2014 by steve

“HEAnet, Ireland’s National Education and Research Network, has been enhanced with a new national all-optical transmission network installed and commissioned by Coriant, a global supplier of optical transport solutions …” (more)

[Elaine Burke, Silicon Republic, 27 January]

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Microsoft shows third-level IT vision

Posted in Governance and administration on October 10th, 2012 by steve

“Microsoft Ireland has signed a three-year agreement to provide IT services to the third-level sector. The deal with HEAnet, Ireland’s National Education and Research Network, will enable students to access a number of Microsoft technologies …” (more)

[Independent, 10 October]

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DCU in WiMax trial

Posted in Governance and administration on January 8th, 2010 by steve

“A trial of WiMax is currently under way in Dublin City University as part of a HEAnet strategy to develop Irish colleges’ broadband networks. The trial of the wireless technology has been running since October 2009 and is being supported by AirSpeed Telecom, with 60 users from the college’s staff and students …” (more)

[Adam Maguire, Irish Times, 8 January]

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