Knowledge & Innovation

    In the knowledge base you will find reports, videos and presentations of SURF and the higher education institutions. These publications are the results of innovation projects by SURF and the institutions. You will find an overview of these projects on the right-hand side below.


    Knowledge Base

    View SURF's most recent publications below or search for publications using the search box above.

    Animation about SURFconext Strong Authentication

    12 NOV 2015

    In August 2015, SURFconext launched its new functionality 'Strong Authentication', allowing institutions to more effectively secure access to cloud-based services linked to SURFconext. Better security is particularly critical for cloud services handling more sensitive data. Watch the animation about SURFconext Strong Authentication.


    Open and Online Education Trend Report 2015

    10 NOV 2015

    The Open Education Trend Report 2015 describes the trends in open and online education in the Netherlands and abroad from the perspective of Dutch higher education in nine articles by Dutch open and online education experts and eight brief intermezzi.


    Report Carbon footprint SURFnet 2014

    27 OCT 2015

    SURFnet wants to account for its energy consumption in a way that it can compare itself to other National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) in Europe. To that end, an assessment was held to account for the Green House Gas (GHG) emission in 2014, according to the ISO 14064:2006 part 1 standard.


    Infographic SURFconext Infrastructure

    17 SEP 2015

    In recent years, the use of SURFconext has increased significantly. More and more institutions are making use of SURFconext and the number of cloud services is also increasing. This infographic shows how the SURFconext infrastructure provides stability, even with an increase in the number of users and logins.


    Infographic SURFnet network

    15 SEP 2015

    This infographic shows facts and figures of the SURFnet network as available for all institutions within or target group.


    Innovation projects

    View SURF's most recent innovation projects below or search for project using the search box above.

    SURFnet Network Dashboard

    The SURFnet Network Dashboard will give users an overview of all SURFnet network services, as well as graphs showing traffic statistics of the institution's own fixed network service usage.

    SURF cloud projects with UMCs

    The UMCs are collaborating with SURF in the field of ICT architecture. The 8 UMCs have been collaborating in the ICT field for some time already and have specified a shared reference architecture. They have asked SURF to assume control of the services mentioned in the reference architecture.

    Testbed for innovative ICT applications

    Institutions aim to offer personalised, flexible education that meets the individual needs of students. In its project titled 'Testbed for innovative ICT applications', SURFnet is examining the potential benefits of new ICT technologies and applications in education.

    Developing multipoint connectivity services via E-LANs

    SURFnet is investigating the possibilities of an E-LAN (Ethernet Local Area Network) within the SURFnet network. An E-LAN is a virtual private LAN. E-LANs are useful for connecting several locations. In the fall of 2015, an E-LAN will become available for several pilot projects.

    SURF cloud project Web hosting

    Within the SURF cloud project Web hosting, 5 Dutch higher education and research institutions are working together with SURF to develop a generic web-hosting service. The goal is to offer end users a reliable web environment in the cloud via SURF.