Summer school on Federated Digital Infrastructures organised by EGI for the Black Sea Universities Network
Based on the Memorandum of Understanding between the Black Sea Universities Network (BSUN) and EGI, the partners have recently organised a summer school focusing on “Federated Digital Infrastructures in Education, Scientific Research and Innovation”.
The summer school, organised between September 5-7, 2022, provided introductory courses on the Federation of Digital Infrastructure. The school was dedicated to MSc students, PhD students from the BSUN member universities, and service providers from universities and research institutes interested in Federating services and resources with EGI and European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).
The primary outcome of this training event is a proof-of-concept and pilot federated use cases that EGI can implement in collaboration with the participating service providers and potentially interested students from BSUN member universities.
The Black Sea Universities Network (BSUN) was established in 1998 to develop educational, scientific, and cultural cooperation and exchanges among the Universities of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) Member States and other institutions with a similar concerns. The network includes more than 115 member universities from the 12 member states of BSEC as Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine and Serbia.
In 2021, BSUN and EGI signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the development of infrastructure services and resources across BSUN member universities, enabling federation of cloud resource providers, engagement with EOSC and GOSC, training events, community engagement, and the development of a Digital Innovation Hub within the Black Sea region.