HA NOI (VNS)— The Viet Nam Research and Education Network (VinaREN) has emerged as an information superhighway, allowing the local research - training community to connect with over 50 million colleagues all over the world.
More than 100 agencies in all 63 provinces and cities in the country, including research institutes, universities, hospitals and departments of science and technology, have linked up with VinaREN, which was set up in 2004.
Besides sharing scientific information with their international counterparts, Vietnamese scientists and researchers were also now able to access many global databases, according to the director of the National Agency for Science and Information Technology under the Ministry of Science and Technology, Ta Ba Hung,
The international upgrade of VinaREN line from 155 Mbps to 622 Mbps had helped boost the stability of internal and global connections, he added.
In 2012, VinaREN helped a number of major domestic hospitals to organise video conferences to share treatment experiences and new techniques with foreign counterparts.
It also served the transmission of hydro-meteorological data from abroad to the National Centre for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting. — VNS