Sunet

Sunet (Swedish University Computer Network) is part of the Swedish Research Council, and at the same time a research infrastructure that fulfils the needs for data communication and IT services of Swedish higher education institutions.

Responsible for the Swedish university data network

Sunet provides Swedish higher education institutions with data communications and services via a joint network. Some public authorities, museums and other public organisations are also connected to Sunet.

The joint network consists of 113 nodes that are linked by 126 different fibre sections consisting of more than 8 000 km of fibres. Large amounts of data are sent via this network every day within Sweden and out into the world via the corresponding research networks of other countries.

Part of a global research network

Sunet’s network is linked to the Nordic countries’ joint research network NORDUnet, which in turn is linked to the European research network GÉANT, and to other major research networks, such as those of USA, Canada and China.
Together, the research networks of all countries form a world-wide infrastructure for research and education.

Sunet and the university data network have existed since the early 1980s, and the Swedish Research Council has been responsible for the operation since 2001

PublISHED ON

UpDATED ON

Pdf / Printout

Contact

Sunet Unit

info@sunet.se

MORE WITHIN THE SAME SUBJECT AREA

  1. Results of needs inventory 2021–2022

    Appendix to the Swedish Research Council’s Guide to Infrastructure 2022 At the Swedish Research Council we have a model of prioritisation of research infrastructure that is based on a two-year cycle. The first step of the cycle is an inventory with ...

  2. Diversity in use broadens the benefits of ESS

    ESS, and MAX IV, are strategically very important for Swedish research and innovation, and for strengthening our role as one of the world's foremost knowledge nations. The facilities will provide Sweden with unique conditions for conducting excellent...

  3. New members of the Council for Research Infrastructures

    The Swedish Research Council’s Board has appointed five new members of the Council for Research Infrastructures, RFI, for the period 2023–2025. Björn O. Nilsson, continues as chair of the council.