REANNZ develops and supports a range of products and services to support the specialist needs of our members in the R&E and innovation community.
We operate NZ's national research and education network and seamlessly connect with 120+ networks globally to enable researchers to collaborate.
REANNZ is proud to support the specialist needs of our members from NZ's research, education and innovation community.
Find out more about who REANNZ is, what we do and the people that operate New Zealand’s national research and education network.
REANNZ is a trusted connector of people in the research, science and innovation sector – at home in Aotearoa, and across the globe.
We’re a Crown-owned membership organisation that powers Aotearoa’s research and education network.
Launched in 2007, our high-performance national digital network (or NREN) helps members collaborate and contribute to data-intensive and complex science and research initiatives – both here in New Zealand and across the globe.
You’ll find our members in government agencies, Crown research institutes, wānanga, and tertiary education institutions.
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We provide a National Research and Education Network (known as an NREN) to support the research and education sectors within Aotearoa. NRENs are specialised internet providers set up by countries around the world to help researchers and educators share data as they collaborate on studies and initiatives. These NRENs connect to each other across local networks and subsea cable systems.
The network that REANNZ operates is the backbone of the New Zealand research and education sector. It is a high availability, low latency network designed to move and share data around the country, and across the world, at a scale that isn’t consistently possible using a standard network.
Other technical features and dedicated data transfer support make it possible for Kiwi researchers and educators to collaborate on a global scale using our network. It connects into high-performance computing tools like the supercomputer at National eScience Infrastructure (NeSI) and provides access to specialist scientific instruments, like the Australian Synchrotron, and on-site storage arrays.
Alongside our specialist network, we support the sector with the products, tools and services they need to collaborate, educate and deliver excellent research.
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We’re a Crown-owned company under Schedule 4A of the Public Finance Act 1989, and we have Shareholding Ministers. They are the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Science, Innovation and Technology.
The BoardWe are governed by a Board of Directors, and they’re appointed by the Minister of Research, Science and Innovation.
Our peopleOur people come from all walks of life – combining their technical expertise with a whole-hearted focus on members and their needs. They’re united around a single purpose – to make a positive impact on New Zealand through research and education.
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We’re always looking for talented and smart people to join our team. Check our latest vacancies.
We’ve unfurled a new strategy to take us into the future.
Our vision is to build a globally connected and thriving research and education sector.
Our mission is to connect researchers and educators so they can change the world.
Over the next few years, we’ll be building a stronger, better, more connected network that acts as the heart of Aotearoa’s research community.
We have four key areas of focus that we believe will shift the dial on researchers’ and educators’ opportunities to make a difference globally.
What is an NREN?
Global research and education communityThe global research and education community connect and collaborate through national research and education networks (NRENs).
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