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Northwestern IT Partnerships

As a global technology leader and innovator, Northwestern University actively engages in strategic partnerships, including government agencies, research institutes, corporations, and collaborative relationships to further the advancement of research, academic, and administrative endeavors. A list of active partnerships are as follows:

Government Agencies

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • China
  • City of Chicago
  • City of Evanston
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Germany
  • Great Britain
  • Ireland
  • Japan
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Republic of Korea
  • Russian Federation
  • Scandinavian countries
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • State of Illinois
  • Sweden
  • Taiwan
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

Corporations

  • Anagran
  • AT&T
  • Avaya
  • Calient
  • Ciena Communications
  • Cisco Systems
  • Force10 Networks
  • Global Crossing
  • Google
  • Hewlett Packard
  • IBM Corporation
  • Inocybe Technologies
  • KDD
  • Lambda Optical Solutions
  • Level3
  • Looking Glass
  • Microsoft Research
  • Mitsubishi Corporation
  • Motorola
  • Nortel
  • NTT
  • Oracle
  • Quest
  • Sakai Foundation
  • SBC
  • Sun MicroSystems
  • T-Systems

Research Institutes

  • California Institute of Telecommunications and Information Technology, UCSD
  • Center for Computation and Technology LSU
  • CERN - European Organization for Nuclear Research
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Communications Research Centre, Canada
  • Electronic Visualization Laboratory, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam
  • Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information
  • Masaryk University Brno, Czech Republic
  • MCNC, North Carolina
  • National Center for Data Mining, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research, UCSD
  • National Institute of Information Communications Technology, Japan
  • National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), UIUC
  • Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
  • Renaissance Institute, North Carolina

Collaborative Relationships

  • Adler Planetarium
  • Advanced Research and Education Network (AREN)
  • AMPATH—The International Exchange Point for Research and Education Networking in Miami
  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • Asian Pacific Advanced Network (APAN)
  • ASnet—International advanced network for Taiwan
  • Atlantic Wave
  • BBC
  • Belgian National Research and Education Network (BellNet)
  • Canadian Network for the Advancement of Research, Industry, and Education (CANARIE/CA*net5)
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • CaveWave—National Experimental Research Network Testbed
  • CENIC—California statewide advanced network
  • CERnet—Chinese national advanced research and education network
  • CESNET, CzechLight, Czech Republic
  • Chicago Historical Society
  • Chicago Public Schools
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • CIC Center for Library Initiatives
  • CIC OmniPoP
  • CIC Security Workgroup
  • Communications Research Center (CRC)
  • DANTE - European networking organization
  • Defense Research and Engineering Network (DREN)
  • Dunhuang Research Academy
  • Energy Science Network
  • Fermi LightPath—Advanced optical network connecting Fermi National Accelerator to StarLight
  • Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
  • FIRST - Forum for Incident Response and Security Teams
  • GEANT—European advanced network
  • GEMnet—NTT research network
  • Glasgow Caledonian University, United Kingdom
  • Global Lambda Integrated Facility
  • Global Ring Network for Advanced Application Development (GLORIAD)
  • Great Lakes Consortium for Petascale Computing
  • HEAnet—Irish Advanced Research Network at StarLight
  • Hong Kong Advanced Research Network at StarLight (HARnet)
  • I2CAT -Advanced Optical Network Catelonia
  • IANS - Institute for Applied Network Security
  • iGRID—International Grid for global community networking
  • I-LIGHT—Indiana optical network
  • Illinois Century Network (ICN)
  • Illinois Department of Natural Resources
  • Illinois Institute of Technology
  • InfraGard
  • ISACA - Information Systems Audit and Control Association
  • ISC2 - International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium
  • ISSA - Information Systems Security Association
  • Illinois Wired/Wireless Infrastructure for Research and Education (I-WIRE)
  • Intercampus Communications Network of the University of Illinois
  • International Educational Equal Access Foundation
  • Japan Gigabit Network II (JGN II)
  • John Hopkins University
  • KOREN/KORENnet2—Korean advanced research and education network
  • Lincoln Park Zoo
  • Louisiana State University
  • LSUWave—Advanced optical network connecting Louisiana State University to StarLight
  • MERIT—Michigan Statewide Network
  • Metropolitan Research and Education Network (MREN)
  • Michigan Light Rail (MiLR)
  • Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • National Computational Science Alliance Partners for Advanced Computing Infrastructure (NCSA/PACI)
  • National Institutes of Health Network
  • National Lambda Rail
  • NetherLight—Netherlands International Advanced Optical Network
  • Next Generation Internet Initiative (NGI/NGIX)
  • NISN—NASA network at StarLight
  • NIUWave—Advanced optical network for Northern Illinois University
  • NORDULight—Scandinavian International Advanced Optical Network
  • North Carolina State University
  • NREN—NASA network at StarLight
  • NTON—Advanced Optical Networking Consortium
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Ohio Academic Research Network (OARnet)
  • Pacific Wave—West Coast optical network managed by CENIC and the University of Washington
  • Prous Science
  • PurdueWave—Advanced optical network connecting Purdue University to StarLight
  • QUILT—Advanced Regional Networking Organization
  • Renater—French National Research and Education Network
  • SARA—Dutch national expertise center in the field of high-performance computing
  • Science, Technology and Research Transit Access Point Project, NSF (STAR TAP)
  • Shaanxi Provincial Wenwujiu, China
  • SingAREN—Singapore national advanced network
  • Southern Light Rail
  • Stanford University
  • SURFnet—National computer network for higher education in the Netherlands
  • TaiwanLight—Taiwan link to TransLight
  • TeraFlow Network
  • TeraGrid
  • The Electronic Visualization Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Chicago (EVL)
  • The Newberry Library
  • TransLight—Advanced International Optical Network
  • Trans-Oceanic Production Science Initiative
  • TWAREN—Taiwan national advanced research and education networking
  • UKLight—United Kingdom International Advanced Optical Network
  • Ultra Light Network—NSF-funded optical network for high energy physics
  • Ultra Science Network—Department of Energy
  • United States Geological Survey Network (USGS)
  • University Consortium for Advanced Internet Development (UCAID)
  • University of Bologna, Italy
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, San Diego
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • USLHCnet Large Hadron Collider Network
  • WiscWave—Wisconsin optical network connecting Madison to StarLight
  • Woodstock Community School District 200

Last Updated: 31 January 2017

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