Senior Lecturer (Gr. I), University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
Professor, Dept. of CSE, Bangladesh University of Business and Technology
Asi@Connect provides dedicated high-capacity internet connectivity for research and education communities across Asia-Pacific; operating at speeds of up to 10 Gbps, it currently interconnects universities and research centres in 21 countries/economies across the region. Asi@Connect marks the 4th phase of EU funding to the Trans-Eurasia Information Network (TEIN) programme. The Korean Government, through the Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT), supports the operation and management of the TEIN*Cooperation Center.
BdREN with its multi-gigabit capability aims to connect all universities, research institutions and Medical Colleges across the country and to support geographically dispersed academics, scientists and researchers with reliable access to high-end computing, simulation tools and datasets.
NORDUnet is a collaboration between the National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) of the five Nordic countries; Denmark (DeIC), Iceland (RHnet), Norway (Uninett), Sweden (SUNET), and Finland (Funet). NORDUnet was founded in 1985 as a result of the NORDUNET programme and is jointly owned by the five Nordic countries.
The first activity (Kick-off/preparatory workshop) of Asi@Connect WP5 Project “Facilitating Distance Learning using Digital Conferencing Facility” was held in Office of the Higher Education Commission (OHEC), Bangkok, Thailand during 25-27 September 2018. Thailand Research Education Network Association (ThaiREN) was hosted this Kick-off workshop. The project is being implemented by Bangladesh Research and Education Network (BdREN) in collaboration with NORDUnet, Denmark.Know More
The second event (1st Train the Trainers workshop) of Facilitating Distance Learning using Digital Conferencing Facility of Asi@Connect project awarded to BdREN is going to be hosted by Lanka Education and Research Network in Negombo, Sri Lanka. Beneficiary countries Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Thailand will attend the workshop. Resource persons from NORDUnet, Denmark will attend the workshop for appraising the technical design and hardware, software, technical features of the distance learning system and also provide hands-on training on the system.Know More
Under the Asi@Connect 2nd Call for proposal, BdREN has received a Grant (TEIN*CC Ref: Asi@Connect-18-068) under work package: WP5 for a Project Title: “Facilitating Distance Learning using Digital Conferencing Facility” in collaboration with NORDUnet, Denmark. BdREN is the main project leader and is implementing this project. This Project intended to establish a platform in collaboration mode with Research and Education networks which will be using the regional network resources and generate wide societal benefits through e-learning and knowledge sharing by providing digital conference facilities. The beneficiaries of this project are BdREN-Bangladesh (the host Country), ThaiREN-Thailand, NREN-Nepal, PREGINET-Philippines, LEARN-Sri Lanka and DrukREN-Bhutan. TEIN*CC/Asi@Connect will monitor the project activities and make the payment on successful delivery and completion of the activities and services under this project. The prime objective of fDLuDCf project is to promote the use of Digital Video Conferencing facilities in the region by locally deploying a Digital Video Conferencing platform for enhancement of collaboration, distance learning and knowledge sharing that will connect faculties, students, researchers, experts and resources from anyone to anywhere.