RASH the Academic Network of ALBANIA is the National Research and Education Network (NREN). Established 2007 with an intergovernmental Agreement of Albanian Parliament between Albania and Italy, RASH institutional building starts 2011 as Albanian NREN in national level and international as member of TERENA the trans european Research and Education Network (later GÉANT) Association. 2018 based in an Agreement between all Rectors of 12 public universities and the Ministry for Education and Research, RASH was reorganized as autonomus Inter-institutional R&D Center for ICT.
RASH had developed diffrent software applications for Ministry of Education, universities & research institutes: U-Albania (university admission portal), U-Library (digital library), Teachers for Albania (online application for teachers), Trainings portal (for professional development education employees), e-Research (statistic of Research), VUNI (Virtual University), Pitagora (online student secretary), U-Financa (university finances & HR management), U-CRIS (university current research information system), U-Doc (a documents archiving and protocol system), etc.
RASH build and manage the Academic Network Backbone and Campus Networks for universities and research institutions. RASH e-infrastructure is connected with GÉANT Network infrastructure the fundamental element of Europe’s e-infrastructure, delivering network for scientific excellence, research, education and innovation through interconnections with its 38 NREN partners.
RASH has implemented in Albania also several GÉANT services supporting all scientific disciplines: Eduroam, EduGain, EduVPN, TCS, FoD & DDos Alert, IAAS, etc.