News and activities

(see chronicles of the EaPConnect project on separate page)

2018

June 2018. National Aviation University (NAU) was connected to the eduroam project. In Kiev, there are 8 new access points that customers of the eduroam service can use from now:
  • Buildings 1, 4, 8, 8a and the Center of Culture and Arts of NAU. Cosmonaut Komarov Ave, 1.
  • Building 7. Vidradnyi Ave, 4
  • Dormitory 3. Garmatna st, 51
  • Cafe "Bistro". Borshchagivska st, 197

The servers are connected both in IPv4 and in IPv6.

May 4, 2018. The 1st round proposals of the Enlighten Your Research EYR @ EaP2018 have been completed. The authors of the 6 projects from Ukraine are invited to submit the final proposals.
April 26, 2018. The URAN Association General Meeting took place in Kiev. See archives.
March 2018. The renewed videoconferencing service WEB class on the basis of BigBlueButton 2.0 located on the cloud computing platform OpenStack URAN is put into operation. With this service, on March 20, 2018, the Department of Education and Science of the Kyiv Regional State Administration held an on-line meeting with heads of structural units. The total number of participants were 46. This is the maximum number of subscribers simultaneously taking part in the videoconference, for the entire time of the existence of this URAN service.
February 1, 2018. The Call for Participation is open for Eastern Partnership research collaborations to submit Enlighten Your Research EYR @ EaP2018 proposals.
January 2018. Within the framework of the EaPConnect project, a new FileSender service has been deployed to send large volumes of data using connection over eduGAIN access. Identity Providers (IdP) of the NRENs of Moldova, Georgia and Armenia have already joined the service.

2017

December 2017. Within the framework of the EaPConnect project, a batch of servers for the URAN network was received and their customs clearance was carried out. Due to the new equipment installed in the Main URAN networking operating center the prices for provision of virtual dedicated computers are reduced. See Additional Telecommunication Services.
December 20, 2017. URAN Association in cooperation with the Igor Sikorsky Kiev Polytechnic Institute has conducted the workshop "eduroam and other services URAN" with the possibility of participation both in person in the classroom and online connection through the URAN video conferencing server. See archives
November 2017. URAN has developed projects for the deployment of Wi-Fi networks with the eduroam zone for Ukrainian Clinical Medical Rehabilitation Cardiac Surgery Center of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine and for Kiev palace of children and youth. Technical documentation is delivered to the customers.  
September 2017. Ukrainian Clinical Medical Rehabilitation Cardiac Surgery Center of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine is connected to URAN network by an optic link in Kiev.
August 2017. National Defence University of Ukraine named after Ivan Cherniakhovskyi is connected to URAN network by 10 Gbps optic link in Kiev. The University is a leading military educational institution in Ukraine, a participant of the NATO Defence Education Enhancement Programme (DEEP).
April 27, 2017. The URAN Association General Meeting took place in Kiev. See archives.

2016

July 5, 2016. A litigation against the State Tax Inspectorate in Solomenskiy district of the city of Kyiv concerning the tax claims unlawfully carry away the URAN Association in 2013 is completed by the decision of the Supreme Court of Ukraine.
June 2016. The new videoconference service based on BigBlueButton software is implemented to URAN network. It replaces the old system Tixeo.
May 2016. URAN under the relevant GÉANT international project has established a new network service of eduroam that allows users from participating institutions to gain secure access to wireless network access using their standard username/password credentials as they do at their home institution for wireless access.
April 21, 2016. The URAN Association General Meeting took place in Kiev. See archives.
February 2016. National Yanovsky Institute of tuberculosis and pulmonology of the Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine is connected to URAN network by 10 Gbps optic link in Kiev.

2015

December 2015. URAN Association along NGO "ELibUkr", Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine and Maksymovych Scientific Library of the Kiev Taras Shevchenko National University established the e-VERUM Consortium which main goal is to improve the provision of electronic information resources for universities and research institutions in Ukraine, to increase the productivity of scientists and the number of publications in leading scientific journals, to boost Ukrainian science in the international rankings.
August 2015. Four buildings of te State South Ukrainian Ushinsky Pedagogical University are connected to URAN network by optic fiber in Odessa.
July 2015. Start of the project EaPConnect where URAN Association participates (see a press release). The project aims to:
  • establish and operate a high-capacity broadband internet network for research and education (R&E) across six EaP partner countries in the EUs Eastern Neighbourhood: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine;
  • integrate the national research and education networks (NRENs) in the region into the pan-European GÉANT network; decrease the digital divide;
  • facilitate participation of local scientists, students and academics in global R&E collaborations;
  • deploy eduroam and stimulate integration towards GÉANT services.

2014

September 2014. As a result of the Russian occupation of Donbass functioning of URAN network is suspended in Donetsk.
August 2014. A network service of PEANO Identity Federation for Science and Education is establised based on eduGAIN GÉANT service.
May 2014. As a result of the Russian occupation of Crimea functioning of URAN network is suspended in Simferopol and Sevastopol.
April 4, 2014. URAN Publishing Service LLC is established.

2013

December 2013. National Amosov Institute of Cardiovascular Surgery of the Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine is connected to URAN network by 10 Gbps optic link in Kiev.
July 2013. URAN has established a new service of DOI (Digital Object Identifiers) registration provided to scientific publications and used particularly in the information system CrossRef. DOI enables to CrossRef automatic tracking of citations in publications.
April 23, 2013. The URAN Association General Meeting took place in Kiev. See archives.
April 2013. The National Academy of Public Administration under the President of Ukraine (Kiev) joined the UniverFi project.
February 2013. Gasoline generator automatic backup power supply is implemented at the URAN central node in Kiev.
January 2013. An Information System Journals.URAN is created in the frame of the project "Scientific Periodicals of Ukraine". URAN has introduced a new service that allows publishers to deploy a fully functional virtual journal server attendant the full life cycle of scientific journals, from submitting of manuscripts by authors to obtaining of statistical scientometric information on published articles.