Thank you Google!

We would like to publicly thank Google for their generous support of our work and mission with their recent gift of USD 3.1 million from to help us with our continued goal of improving internet access in emerging markets. For more details you can read the University of Oregon press release here.

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The Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC), based at the University of Oregon, was established in 1992 to provide technical assistance to organizations setting up computer networks in developing areas for collaborative research, education and international partnerships. Over the past twenty years, the NSRC has worked with universities, research institutes, Internet Service Providers, non-governmental organizations, governmental and supranational agencies, and industry to help develop networks and cyberinfrastructure resources in Africa, Asia/Pacific, Latin America/Caribbean, and the Middle East. The NSRC is partially funded by grant number 1451045 from the International Research Network Connections (IRNC) program of the National Science Foundation and Google, with additional contributions from dozens of public and private organizations. The NSRC works closely with several University of Oregon organizations, including the Route Views project, the Network and Telecommunication Services group, UO Libraries, and the Wired Humanities Project (WHP). In addition, the NSRC and the University of Hawaii are working together under the NSF EAGER grant number 1239824.

See our About page to learn more about us or View a map showing where the NSRC has assisted with Internet infrastructure development and technical training programs.


 ICTP Internet of Things Workshop

From March 16 through March 27 the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) will be presenting a Workshop on Scientific Applications for the Internet of Things (IoT). The NSRC and ICTP are working together along with the ITU to sponsr student travel, lodging, instructor time, travel and lodging and logistics coordination. NSRC collaborators Sebastian Buettrich, Jon Brewer and Alvaro Vives will be joining ICTP staff and speakers from around the globe to train in a hands-on environment participants on technologies surrounding the "Internet of Things" (IoT). For a more in-depth article on this workshop and work around this topic that has already been done see this News Highlight from ICTP. The workshop will be held at the ICT facilities on the main campus in Trieste, Italy.


NSRC collaborators Dr. Philip Smith and Anton Berezin will lead and organize a workshop on Advanced Routing from March 28-31 as part of the 15th Middle East Network Operators Group (MENOG) and RIPE NCC Regional Meeting to be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The workshops will be held at the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) building in Dubai and the event venue will be the Park Hyatt Dubai.


The 3rd Bangladesh Operators Group, bdNOG3 conference and workshop will take place from May 18-23 at the BRAC Centre Inn in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Jon Brewer, NSRC Collaborator, will be leading a workshop on Linux System Administration and Network Monitoring and Managmenet as well as providing assistance during the bdNOG3 tutorial day.

 RIPE NCC Virtualization Workshop

NSRC staff Hervey Allen, Hans Kuhn and Bob Rotsted will be organizing and leading a workshop on Virtualization Security and Operations at the RIPE NCC Regional Meeting Tbilisi. The meeting and workshop will take place in Tibilisi, Georgia at the Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel. NSRC staff will attend and participate in the RIPE NCC conference sessions.

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A list of upcoming events is available here or you can view our network training workshops if you would prefer.

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Recent Activities and News

NSRC Receives USD $3.7 Million National Science Foundation Grant

On September 9, the NSRC received a new grant award from the Computer & Information Science & Engineering group of the National Science Foundation. An article from the University of Oregon Office for Research and Innovation is available here.

APRICOT 2015 Conference and Workshops

Group Photo from the APRICOT 2015 Network Monitoring and Management workshop held in Fukuoka, Japan from February 24-28, 2015.

NSRC staff and collaborators taught workshops on BGP, DNSSEC, and Network Monitoring and Management at the 2015 Asia Pacific Regional Internet Conference on Operational Technologies (APRICOT 2015) held in Fukuoka, Japan from February 24 through March 6. Workshops were taught at the JR Hakata City complex and meeting took place at the Fukuoka International Congress Center.

PacNOG 16 Conference and Workshops

Group photo of participants at the PacNOG 16 conference and workshop held in Honiara, Solomon Islands from December 1-5, 2014.

NSRC staff and collaborators taught workshops on BGP Routing (IPv6 & IPv6) as well as Linux System Administration and Network Monitoring and Management as part of the PacNOG 16 meeting and conference held from December 1-5, 2014 at the Heritage Park Hotel in Honiara, Solomon Islands. The event was hosted by Solomons Telekom.

Bhutan Network Operators Group

Photos of students working on a project in the Virtualization and Cloud Technology workshop at the BTNOG1 event held in Phuentsholing, Bhutan from November 17-21, 2014.

The NSRC collaborated with the Bhutan Nework Operators Group to lead and teach two workshops at the innaugural Bhutan Network Operators Group Meeting BTNOG1. The meeting was organized by the NOG.BT group and held at the College of Science and Technology, Royal University of Bhutan in Phuentsholing. The NSRC lead workshops on Virtualization and Cloud Technologies as well as a BGP Routing (IPv4 & IPv6).

UbuntuNet Train the Trainers 2014

Students discussing an outcome of an exercise during the NSRC-UbuntuNet 2014 Train the Trainers workshop held at the Intercontinental Hotel, Lusaka, Zambia from November 8-12, 2014.

The NSRC and UbuntuNet Alliance collaborated on a second Train the Trainer workshop to help teach network engineers from research and education networks in East Africa to train other engineers and to use the NSRC virtualized training platform. The workshop took place in the Intercontinental Hotel in Lusaka, Zambia from November 8-12 just before the 2014 UbuntuNet-Connect meeting that took place in the same location. The workshop featured 17 network engineers from 8 different National Research Education Connects in the East Africa region.

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