ARNES, Academic and Research Network of Slovenia


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ARNES, Akademska in raziskovalna mreža Slovenije
Tehnološki park 18 (Building F2/b), SI-1000 Ljubljana
Phone386 (0) 1 479 8800
Fax386 (0) 1 479 8899
Founded byGovernment of the Republic of Slovenia
Marko Bonač, Director
Avgust Jauk, Technical Director
Phone386 (0) 1 479 8877
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ARNES was established as a public institution in 1992. It builds, maintains, and manages infrastructure which links universities, institutes, research laboratories, museums, schools, databases, and digital libraries. It co-operates in European Commission projects with national academic networks in other countries in testing, developing, and introducing new Internet protocols and services, and thus offers its users access to those services.


ARNES strives to provide efficient infrastructures and services which allow Slovenia equal opportunities for cooperation in the unified European research and educational area. The members of the ARNES Board of Directors are appointed by the Government of the Republic of Slovenia. The Board of Directors adopts the operating plan and accounts, while the Technical Board deals with programme and development issues. ARNES cooperates professionally and collaborates on various projects with the Directorate for Information Society, Ministry of Education, Science and Sport.


The ARNES network links over 1,000 Slovene organisations, making its services available to nearly 200,000 people. International connections with educational and research networks in other countries are provided through the several-dozen-gigabit GEANT2 network, which is co-financed by the European Commission. Users can therefore co-operate in international projects which require fast and reliable information-communications connections, stable video-conferencing transmissions and the transmission of large amounts of data. ARNES also plays an active role in the European Commission projects SAFE-SI and Spletno oko ("Web Eye"), which are part of the European action plan Safer Internet.

International cooperation

ARNES is a full national member of TERENA (the Trans-European Research and Educational Networking Association), a co-founder of DANTE (Delivery of Advanced Network Technology to Europe Ltd.), a member of CEENet (Central and Eastern European Networking Association) and a member of RIPE, NREN PC, CENTR, EURid, FIRST, and Euro-IX. It also participates in many European projects in the field of network technologies and network services.

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