Research & Education Support
The University IT Services manages the Maltese National Research & Education Network (NREN) providing access to the GÉANT network to local research and education institutions.
GÉANT, a project co-funded by the European Commission, is the pan-European research and education network connecting over 40 million users in over 8,000 institutions across 40 European countries.
GÉANT is a high capacity network that uses advanced techniques to overcome limitations of commercial networks to cater for a wide range of requirements: from bulk data transfer to the most demanding high quality interactive applications. The network enables research and education applications that require transfer of high-definition digital content and interaction in real-time, such as videoconferencing, virtual laboratories, multimedia interactive courses and grid applications.
The Malta Internet Foundation, also known as NIC(Malta), was set up by the University in 1999 and is responsible for the .MT top-level Internet domain for Malta. Domain names ending with .mt are all registered with NIC(Malta). The Foundation is hosted within the University campus and IT Services provides both administrative and technical support to NIC(Malta) operations.
The Foundation is also involved in various other activities to promote the development of Internet in Malta. It is a member of the Maltese IPv6 Task Force and, together with the University IT Services, coordinates the Malta IPv6 national test-bed.
20 May 2013