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How Jisc’s connections to China improve student experience

Students at Queen Mary University of London’s partner universities in China need seamless access to UK-hosted course materials – whether on campus or off. Here’s how Jisc helped improve their digital experience, by working with networks and providers behind the scenes.

Ugandan students enhance university services and create jobs

Students at Kyambogo University in Uganda put their skills to good use building an application to improve services… and create a startup company ZEENODE, which results in jobs for themselves and the wider community along the way.

China link boosts global recruitment

How Jisc helped improve the point-to-point link between the University of Hull and its China office – contributing to a rise in student recruitment

Ecuador’s upgraded network fuels groundbreaking research on conservation and biodiversity

The Amazon is the largest and best-known center of biodiversity on the planet, but its forests are being lost at unsustainably high rates. Ongoing research in the Ecuadorian Amazon since the mid-1990s has resulted in concrete environmental benefits for the region and is now supported by a new connection between Ecuador and the United States.

American Presidents in an interactive classroom

The President of the United States of America is said to be the most powerful person in the world. To understand past presidencies, you want to get as close as possible to key presidential decisions. You need access to primary sources, and that is exactly what The Presidential Primary Sources Project is doing.

US schools and libraries embrace LOLA

LOLA is an open source, low latency audio and video conferencing technology that enables real-time, simultaneous, live musical performances across long distances. LOLA is emerging as an opportunity for schools and libraries to leverage their advanced high speed connectivity to allow students to greatly expand their musical horizons.

Using simulations of acute care to aid stroke patients

The sooner a person suffering a stroke receives medical attention, the better the outcome is likely to be. Scenario training using simulation technology is helping hospital staff respond to these types of emergencies more efficiently.

E-portfolios help Japanese engineering students improve learning

The Engineering Department of the Kyushu Sangyo University in Japan has designed a dedicated e-portfolio as an educational tool to make students aware of their strengths and weaknesses, helping them achieve their goals in a structured fashion.

Artists from three countries perform live via video links

A music and dance performance in Copenhagen included live feeds of musicians in London and dancers in Barcelona. Thanks to LOLA technology the synchronised effect was as if they were all physically present on the same stage.

Streaming Colombia’s science and education

Since 2008 the Live RENATA streaming service has amplified Colombia's research and education by transmitting thousands of hours of knowledge to a growing number of national and international Internet users, creating new opportunities for learning and discovery. As well as academia, this service is also used by government institutions to present policies and strategies.

Convenient connectivity while abroad

Mexican student Abraham Montoya Obeso discovered the advantages of eduroam during his stay at the University of Bordeaux in France.

Teleoplogis, an innovative teleoperated lab for teaching and research­

A collaborative project that has seen little-used cells of machinery reinvented as a shared remote manufacturing teaching and research tool for industrial engineers in Colombia and Mexico.