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27 Sep. 2023

Are you also taking part in the European Cybersecurity Month?

October is just around the corner and, as usual, that means paying extra attention to information security. European Cybersecurity Month is THE opportunity to inform and raise awareness among your colleagues and end-users and turn them into true cyber heroes. Still looking for inspiration or ready-to-use communication material? Keep an eye on the GÉANT website!
13 Sep. 2023

Interview with Chris De Loof on Belnet’s role as a Belgian mandated organisation for EOSC

In 2020 Belnet was appointed as the Mandated Organisation (MO) in Belgium for EOSC-A. The Mandated Organisation plays an important role in both facilitating the development of EOSC in the country as in representing and supporting the national research community on an international level. Belnet is the Belgian National Research and Education Network (NREN), which means Belnet provides the physical connections to the EOSC ecosystem, but is not a research funding organisation or a research performing organisation itself. In this interview we find out in what ways Belnet represents the needs of the research community in Belgium, how they engage with this community and which strengths and challenges the organisation detects when talking about the EOSC developments in Belgium.
26 Jun. 2023

IMEC uses the International Connectivity service for major international research infrastructure projects

International Connectivity uses the GÉANT network, of which Belnet is a part. Belgian research and higher education institutions can therefore make point-to-point connections with sites abroad without leaving the research network.
16 Jun. 2023

"The sense of community is something that defines us and makes us unique."

Did you know that all National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) in Europe, such as Belnet, are connected via the GÉANT network? To successfully address the numerous challenges faced by research and educational institutions, cooperation across national borders is of paramount importance.

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Some key figures

Belnet has 250 customer organizations and 829.151 end users :


Customer organizations

86 in the Research sector

74 in the Education sector

90 in the public sector


R&E end users

90.303 for the Research sector

563.333 for the Education sector


End users

for the public sector

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