Activities supported by the Vietsch Foundation

Funded projects


Promoting research and development of advanced Internet technology for scientific research and higher education


The Vietsch Foundation will award a Medal of Honour on an annual basis.

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The Vietsch Foundation was created by Willem Karel Vietsch (1952-2014) through his last will and testament. The foundation was established on the day of his death, the 23th of February 2014.

Karel was very involved in the Internet community. He spent a large part of his life working in the area of research and education networking, which he help developing with his energy, creativity and thorough methodical approach. Sadly, his early death, put a stop to Karel's mission to support people and new developments, therefore he created the Vietsch Foundation, with the official objective of promoting "research into and development of advanced technology for scientific research and higher education”, in the widest sense.

Contact information

Postal Address: c/o Broekweg 125, 3131HD Vlaardingen, The Netherlands

Tax Identification Number (RSIN): 853821690

Chamber of Commerce Number (KvK-nummer): 60235861

Latest News Releases

Funded in 2022 – The Vietsch Foundation announces a new grant to fund the MARLIN project, to support “Reliable user identification to grant access to local resources as well as secure remote access to scientific content”. The project was relayed to the Vietsch Foundation by GÉANT through its Innovation Programme. Universities, research institutes and schools offer researchers and students a variety of local resources (class rooms, multimedia rooms, meeting rooms, libraries, etc.), specific equipment, and services, such print and scan.  … read more

The eduDNS project ended succesfully in July 2022, we are happy to publish this final news item with permission from the project partners.    eduDNS – Final report In the eduDNS project, a Dynamic DNS service for academic users has been developed, deployed and delivered in full operation. The main component of the service is the NS-update server which consists of a GUI front-end, a REST API and a backend engine for the Dynamic DNS service.  A new authentication backend, … read more