eduGAIN Continues to Expand with Morocco and Mozambique Joining

Within the research and education community, collaboration is crucial. From high energy physics and astronomy through to medical research and environmental studies, the ability for teams from around the world to work together and share data and services has resulted in incredible advances across a wide spectrum of fields.

eduGAIN has been instrumental in enabling these kinds of collaboration. With an estimated 27 million users in 3,000 institutions accessing more than 2,000 different services around the world, eduGAIN has been an incredible success story.

Member countries joining eduGAIN are helping to accelerate this success and becoming part of the eduGAIN family benefits both their students, staff and researchers in gaining access to worldwide services but also improves the ability of the entire R&E community to work together.

This is why eduGAIN is delighted to welcome Mozambique and Morocco as members of eduGAIN, to further strengthen the opportunities for African students and researchers to work with their colleagues from around the world.

CAF-Moz joins eduGAIN

The CAFMoz (Federated Academic Community of Mozambique) was approved as an eduGAIN member on 29 July, 2018, becoming the 59th member.

The eduGAIN interfederation service connects identity federations around the world, simplifying access to content, services and resources for the global research and education.

The work for the establishment of CAF-Moz began in 2016 and was officially recognized in 2017 as the Identity federation of MoRENet, the Network of Higher Education and Research Institutions of Mozambique, in a process that was supported by the Brazilian National Research and Educational Network (RNP).

This milestone represents a breakthrough for Mozambique’s academic and research community by allowing them to access to international interfederation services through the sharing of information with other eduGAIN members. Only the institutions connected to the MoRENet network can benefit from this service.

This achievement was the result of the hard work done by MoRENet’s technical team to comply with all the necessary requirements for membership and approval by the eduGAIN teams.

The MoRENet CEO, Lourino Chemane congratulated his technicians for the effort and dedication in reaching an international milestone for MoRENet. “We in MoRENet are delighted to be joining eduGAIN and hope that our users will greatly benefit from the opportunities for increased global collaboration that it offers our community.”