The Policy Research Institute and the Nepal Research and Education Network (NREN) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for research and education network services

June 21, 2024

June 21, 2024

Policy Research Institute, Narayanhiti

The Policy Research Institute and the Nepal Research and Education Network (NREN) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the aim of establishing a high-speed research and education network with national and global research and education communities. The Nepal Research and Education Network is a non-profit organization established to provide a fast and dedicated research and educational network for transferring information and data to Nepal’s research and educational community. The organization has so far provided research and educational network services to 35 organizations, including universities, colleges, and research institutions in Nepal.

The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by the Office Manager, Mr Laxman Prasad Bhattarai, and the Head of the Information and Knowledge Management Department, Dr Deepak Kumar Khadka on behalf of the Policy Research Institute and by the Executive Director, Dr Rajan Parajuli, and the Network Engineer, Mr Nirajan Parajuli, on behalf of the Nepal Research and Education Network in the presence of the Executive Chairperson of the Policy Research Institute, Prof Dr Lekhnath Sharma, at his office. Through this understanding, the Policy Research Institute has received a paid membership in the Research and Education Network program. This will allow the Institute to connect to national and international research and educational networks and receive various network facilities and consultancy, among which are:

  • High-speed information and data exchange network between research communities
  • Free WiFi for educational purposes (Eduroam)
  • License to use the Zoom application for virtual meetings
  • NREN cloud resource
  • Consulting service to set up an internal communication network in the organization
  • Training and workshops for capacity building

The Policy Research Institute has given special priority to using high technology and digitization to expand the facility of resources for researchers. The institute will also use institutional cooperation and collaboration with research organizations for this purpose. Participation in research and education networks is an example of such collaboration.