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New project in the Research and Higher Education Technology Fund
New project in the Research and Higher Education Technology FundNovember 4, 2018 1:29 pmThe Vietsch Foundation has decided to fund a new project under the NLnet Research and Higher Education Technology Fund : TRACKING EXPOSED Algorithms are the technological solution to the information overload: they are as powerful as necessary to manage the overflow of data that reaches us. UnfortunaRead More
Medal award 2018
Medal award 2018June 11, 2018 2:55 pmThe Vietsch Foundation Medal of Honour is awarded annually to individuals or teams that have developed new ideas or demonstrated sustained organisational skills and whose efforts have led to the creation of institutions or services of enduring value. The Trustees of the Vietsch Foundation take greatRead More
The Referoo project to Improve the Efficiency of Scientific Peer-Reviewing
The Referoo project to Improve the Efficiency of Scientific Peer-ReviewingJune 8, 2018 10:19 amFunded in 2018 – The Referoo project aims to create a set of tools to address some of the most critical inefficiencies of the traditional peer-reviewing process of scientific publications. In particular, it will build a web portal for managing the refereeing tasks of researchers. The portal wiRead More
Two new projects in the Research and Higher Education Technology Fund
Two new projects in the Research and Higher Education Technology FundJune 5, 2018 10:07 amThe Vietsch Foundation made a new contribution to the NLnet Research and Higher Education Technology Fund to support two innovative projects: Explain.directly.  This collaborative project between the Web Information Systems group of TU Delft and FeedbackFruits, aims at piloting new and more effectiRead More
Project supported by the Vietsch Foundation wins ISOC Innovation Award
Project supported by the Vietsch Foundation wins ISOC Innovation AwardJanuary 12, 2018 2:20 pmAmsterdam 12 January 2018 – Let’s Connect, a project based on eduVPN, the open source VPN project which was funded by the Vietsch Foundation in 2017, has won the Annual ISOC Innovation Award. The award was handed out to Rogier Spoor (SURFnet) by Melanie Peters, Director of the Rathenau IRead More
The Vietsch Foundation welcomes Lígia Ribeiro in its Board of Trustees
The Vietsch Foundation welcomes Lígia Ribeiro in its Board of TrusteesJanuary 3, 2018 8:43 pmAmsterdam 3-January-2018. The Vietsch Foundation is delighted to announce that Lígia Ribeiro has joined its Board of Trustees. “Lígia has an outstanding track record in supporting research and higher education at a very high level both at national and European level. She is a great addition to tRead More
EUNIS signs collaboration agreement with the Vietsch Foundation
EUNIS signs collaboration agreement with the Vietsch FoundationSeptember 30, 2017 11:38 amThe Vietsch Foundation and EUNIS sign Memorandum of Understanding to jointly support advanced technology development for scientific research and higher education Amsterdam, 8 June 2017: Valentino Cavalli, chair of the Board of Trustees of the Vietsch Foundation and Ilkka Siissalo, outgoing PresidentRead More
2017 Medal Awarded to John Boland
2017 Medal Awarded to John BolandSeptember 30, 2017 11:33 amJohn Boland, outgoing Chief Executive of HEAnet, Ireland’s National Education and Research Network has been awarded the Vietsch Foundation’s medal of honour. The medal is awarded annually to people who have made a contribution of lasting value to the research and development of advanced InternetRead More
Vietsch Foundation Supports eduVPN Project
Vietsch Foundation Supports eduVPN ProjectSeptember 30, 2017 11:04 ameduVPN is an initiative to make VPN technology commonly available, by building better and more user-friendly tools. We live in a society that wants to be online whenever possible, and WiFi is popular technology for achieving this. Unlike the “home” situation which could be described as aRead More
“Research and Higher Education Technology Fund” kick-started
“Research and Higher Education Technology Fund” kick-startedJanuary 21, 2017 1:39 pmThe Netherlands based Vietsch Foundation (www.vietsch-foundation.org) makes the first donation to the “Research and Higher Education Technology Fund”. The new thematic fund is managed by the NLnet foundation, a public benefit organisation established in 1997 with the mission to promote tRead More