TEIN (Trans-Eurasia Information Network)

Overall objective:

–   To contribute to the MDGs (Millennium Development Goals) by establishing dedicated high-capacity internet links between Research and Education (R&E) organisations in the Asia-Pacific region and Europe, enabling and promoting collaborative research on applications of broad societal benefit.

Specific objectives:

  • To further develop dedicated high-speed internet links between national R&E organisations in Asia and connect them with Europe.
  • To promote the broadening of MDG relevant user applications made available by the TEIN network, and increase the use of the TEIN network.

–   To enhance human capacity of the TEIN beneficiary partners and promote international R&E collaboration between Asian and European partners.

Beneficiary partners1:

Bangladesh : University Grants Commission (UGC)

Bhutan : Department of Information Technology and Telecom (DIT&T)

Cambodia : Institute of Technology of Cambodia (ITC)

India : National Knowledge Network (NKN), Education and Research Network (ERNet)

Indonesia : Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB)/INdonesian HighER Education Network INHERENT)

Laos : Lao Education and Research Network (LERNet)

Malaysia : Malaysian Research and Education Network (MYREN)

Nepal : Nepal Research and Education Network (NREN)

Pakistan : Pakistan Education and Research Network (PERN)

Philippines : Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI)

Sri Lanka : Lanka Education and Research Network (LEARN)

Thailand : Thailand Research Education Network Association (ThaiREN)

Vietnam : National Agency for Science and Technology Information (NASATI) Non-beneficiary partners:

Australia : Australia, Academic and Research Network (AARNet)

China : China Education and Research Network (CERNet), Hong Kong Academic and Research Network (HARNet)

Japan : National Institute of Information and Communications (NICT), National Institute of Informatics (NII), Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research Network (MAFFIN)

Korea : National Information Society Agency (NIA)

Singapore : Singapore Advanced Research & Education Network (SingAREN)