Participants attending the forum.
DOHA: Georgetown University Qatar played a central role in bringing together regional leaders of universities and research and education networks in the Middle East at an Internet2 conference on GU-Q’s Education City campus.
Internet2 was formed in the US to provide an integrated platform connecting over 66,000 institutions across the US, and international networking partners representing more than 50 countries.
GU-Q is among over 350 member institutions taking part in the collaborative community of leaders from the education, research, and technology sectors, recreating the same innovative environment that drove the creation of the Internet.
Playing a pivotal role in Georgetown’s participation is Johnathon Chapman, Chief Information Officer at GU-Q, and Chair of the Middle East chapter of the Internet2 Emerging NRENs Middle East Special Interest Group. “By taking part in the Internet2 community, Georgetown becomes a crucial partner in the effort to produce new solutions for some of the challenges that research and education institutions face, due to the limitations of the Internet’s bandwidth,” he said.