AMMAN – HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, Chairman of the Arab States Research and Education Network (ASREN), launched ASREN’s 5-years report, emphasizing its efforts to connect Arab technical research and education networks with their international counterparts and enable effective collaboration and communication between research communities worldwide.
Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh indicated: "ASREN provides high-speed networks for research and education to interlink Arab national research and education networks with the European networks through ASREN's Point of Presence in London and other exchange points being established by ASREN throughout the Arab region.”
The report emphasized the significance of research and education networks at the national, Arab and international levels, and ASREN's role in establishing such networks. It also emphasized the nature of research, education, and technology services that are provided by ASREN as well as the main activities and projects ASREN has carried out since its establishment as a non-profit organization in 2011 under the patronage of the League of Arab States. These projects include the EUMDECONNECT, AfricaConnect, CHAIN and CHAIREDS, and MAGIC.
The report sheds light on the status of national research and education networks in the Arab countries and the Arab e-Infrastructure being established in cooperation with the national networks.
The Euro-Mediterranean Interconnection Project Director, Mr. David West of the GÉANT research and education organization in Europe, which contributed to the founding of the Arab connectivity for research and education, indicated, “The dedicated technical connectivity for research and education is very important, especially to link with the Research and Education Networks in Europe in order to create more opportunities for researchers and students to engage in cooperation international research with their peers in Europe and the world, and access to advanced research and educational resources.”