The Trans-Eurasia Information Network Cooperation Center (TEIN*CC) has been playing an important role in solving critical global issues under the Trans-Eurasia Information Network(TEIN) project with a focus on building network infrastructure and tapping into new ICT technologies. TEIN (Trans-Eurasia Information Network) is a high speed network for research and education which connects 24 countries in Asia and 34 countries in Europe. The countries from Asia Pacific Region include Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Bhutan, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Malaysia, Mongolia, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, China, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore and Chinese Taipei.
Objectives of Asi@Connect Project
Asi@Connect is a continuing success story of Asia–Europe Meeting (ASEM) that addresses the themes of the ASEM initiative and its overall and specific objectives:
- Increase internet connectivity for research and education between Asia and Europe via high-speed direct links to GÉANT.
- Improve intra-regional connectivity across Asia-Pacific with upgraded link capacities.
- Support UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through improved access to education and research resources.
- Promote international R&E collaboration between Asian and European partners.
- Expand geographical coverage of the network to include other Asian countries.
- Promote the broadening of SDGs relevant user applications supported by the TEIN network, and increase the use of the TEIN network.
Enhance human capacity of the Asi@Connect partners
By providing the Asia-Pacific countries with a gateway for global research and education collaborations, Asi@Connect empowers developing Asian countries to participate in collaborative programmes and bridges the Digital Divide that exists within the global communities of research, education and health.