Partnership for the future of Research and Higher Education in Central Asia

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R&E networking conference in Bishkek marks the renewal of regional collaboration

Tuesday November 26 2019, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan and Cambridge, UK: Researchers, academics and students across Central Asia and Europe who depend upon the services of the Central Asia Research and Education Network (CAREN), gather today at the 4th CAREN Regional Conference ( in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

CAREN provides a high-performance Internet network dedicated to research and education (R&E), facilitating communication, information exchange and collaboration between over 300 universities and research centres across Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Thanks to its interconnection to the pan-European GÉANT network, CAREN allows seamless collaboration between Central Asia and Europe and provides access to the global R&E community. Jointly funded by the European Union and Central Asian national research and education network (NREN) partners, the project is coordinated by research networking organisation GÉANT.

Конференция «Партнерство для будущего научных исследований и высшего образования в Центральной Азии», которая будет проходить в Кыргызском государственном техническом университете и Национальной Академии Наук Кыргызской Республики, станет событием, которое объединит специалистов-практиков из Центральноазиатского научно-образовательного сообщества, политиков, поставщиков услуг связи, поставщиков ИКТ, а также привлечет экспертов других региональных сетей и организаций, таких как GÉANT и Asi@Connect. Основными докладчиками конференции являются представители GÉANT Вероника Ди Луна и Крис Атертон, представитель CAREN CC Аскар Кутанов, представитель Asi@Connect г-н Чунг и Санггюн Ким.

Themed “Partnership for the future of Research and Higher Education in Central Asia” and jointly hosted at the Kyrgyz State Technical University the Kyrgyz Academy of Sciences the event brings together practitioners from the Central Asian research and higher education community, policy makers, connectivity providers, ICT vendors and will also draw on the expertise of representatives from other regional networks and organisations, such as GÉANT and its Asian counterpart Asi@Connect. Keynote speakers include Veronika Di Luna and Chris Atherton of GÉANT, Askar Kutanov of CAREN CC, Dr. Y.Chung and Sanggyun Kim of Asi@Connect.

Over the next two days, participants will hear and see first-hand from scientists and academics how CAREN’s services make a real difference in advancing collaborative research in areas such seismology, telemedicine, water management, climate change, e-Learning and e-Libraries.
CAREN CC operates the only regional Gigabit network connecting Central Asia researchers and educators to other regional academic networks. Besides this network, and maybe even more important, CAREN CC supports advanced ICT services for academia in Central Asia, such as eduroam, eduGAIN and video-conferencing facilities

CRNC2019 is organised by the CAREN CC and is hosted by the Kyrgyz Research and Education Network organisation, in conjunction with the Kygyz State Technical University, the Kyrgyz Academy of Sciences and the Kyrgyz Turkish Manas University.


Operational since July 2010, the Central Asia Research and Education Network (CAREN) provides a dedicated high-capacity Internet network, connecting more than half a million scientists and students at over 300 institutions across Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan via the national research and education networks (NRENs). Uzbekistan is a candidate country. CAREN is jointly funded by the European Commission and the beneficiary partners and managed by research networking organisation GÉANT. The first phase of the CAREN project was successfully completed in October 2013, establishing CAREN as the regional network for Central Asia. The second phase is underway with the vision to create a sustainable infrastructure that will deliver network connectivity, services and technical support, with long-term benefits for the region’s R&E community. For more information, visit


GÉANT is Europe’s leading collaboration on network and related infrastructure and services for the benefit of research and education, contributing to Europe’s economic growth and competitiveness. The organisation develops, delivers and promotes advanced network and associated e-infrastructure services, and supports innovation and knowledge-sharing amongst its members, partners and the wider research and education networking community. For more information, visit


Kyrgyz Research and Education Network Association (KRENA) was registered in January 2002 as organization of legal entities in the form of association and non-profit organization. KRENA provides 1 Gigabit connectivity to European academic network GEANT, Universities, Higher Education Institutions, Research Institutes of the National Academy of Sciences in Bishkek, several hospitals and libraries. KRENA provides to users services as video conferencing, eduroam, eduGAIN, promote telemedicine domestically as well as with overseas partners in Japan, and ensures stable connectivity for data transfer on environmental monitoring. KRENA plan to expand its connectivity to the regions of the Kyrgyz Republic. The main goal and slogan of KRENA is “Towards the building of the Information Society in Kyrgyzstan based on knowledge”. For more information, visit

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