Thank you Google!

We would like to publicly thank Google for their generous support of our work and mission with their recent gift of USD 3.1 million from to help us with our continued goal of improving internet access in emerging markets. For more details you can read the University of Oregon press release here.

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The Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC), based at the University of Oregon, was established in 1992 to provide technical assistance to organizations setting up computer networks in developing areas for collaborative research, education and international partnerships. Over the past twenty years, the NSRC has worked with universities, research institutes, Internet Service Providers, non-governmental organizations, governmental and supranational agencies, and industry to help develop networks and cyberinfrastructure resources in Africa, Asia/Pacific, Latin America/Caribbean, and the Middle East. The NSRC is partially funded by grant number 1451045 from the International Research Network Connections (IRNC) program of the National Science Foundation and Google, with additional contributions from dozens of public and private organizations. The NSRC works closely with several University of Oregon organizations, including the Route Views project, the Network and Telecommunication Services group, UO Libraries, and the Wired Humanities Project (WHP). In addition, the NSRC and the University of Hawaii are working together under the NSF EAGER grant number 1239824.

See our About page to learn more about us or View a map showing where the NSRC has assisted with Internet infrastructure development and technical training programs.



From January 16-24, 2015 NSRC staff and collaborators will be teaching a workshop on Virtualization & Cloud Technologies as well as offering a tutorial on Network Monitoring and Management as part of the 25th South Asian Network Operators Group conference, tutorials and workshops known as SANOG 25. The event will take place in Kandy, Sri Lanka and will be held at the Amaya Hills Hotel for the conference and the workshops will be held at the Information Technology Center, University of Peradeniya, Kandy.


NSRC Staff and collaborators will be organizing, teaching workshops, presenting tutorials and speaking at sessions during the 2015 Asia Pacific Regional Internet Conference on Operational Technologies or APRICOT 2015. The NSRC will teach a workshopon Network Monitoring and Management, DNS / DNSSEC and Advanced BGP for routing. The event will take place in Fukuoka, Japan at both the JR Hakata City Station building and the Fukuoka International Congress Center (FICC).

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A list of upcoming events is available here or you can view our network training workshops if you would prefer.

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Our latest gift of USD 3.1 million from Google (February 2013): Our initial gift of USD 1.25 million from Google (March 2011): About NSRC-supported activites:


(Available in multiple languages and formats) Steven Huter and Adiel Akplogan contributed a short article for the Guardian's feature story about the future of the Internet, published on December 3, 2007.

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Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC)
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University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1299 USA

Phone: +1-541-346-3547
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Recent Activities and News

NSRC Receives USD $3.7 Million National Science Foundation Grant

On September 9, the NSRC received a new grant award from the Computer & Information Science & Engineering group of the National Science Foundation. An article from the University of Oregon Office for Research and Innovation is available here.

PacNOG 16 Conference and Workshops

Group photo of participants at the PacNOG 16 conference and workshop held in Honiara, Solomon Islands from December 1-5, 2014.

NSRC staff and collaborators taught workshops on BGP Routing (IPv6 & IPv6) as well as Linux System Administration and Network Monitoring and Management as part of the PacNOG 16 meeting and conference held from December 1-5, 2014 at the Heritage Park Hotel in Honiara, Solomon Islands. The event was hosted by Solomons Telekom.

Bhutan Network Operators Group

Photos of students working on a project in the Virtualization and Cloud Technology workshop at the BTNOG1 event held in Phuentsholing, Bhutan from November 17-21, 2014.

The NSRC collaborated with the Bhutan Nework Operators Group to lead and teach two workshops at the innaugural Bhutan Network Operators Group Meeting BTNOG1. The meeting was organized by the NOG.BT group and held at the College of Science and Technology, Royal University of Bhutan in Phuentsholing. The NSRC lead workshops on Virtualization and Cloud Technologies as well as a BGP Routing (IPv4 & IPv6).

UbuntuNet Train the Trainers 2014

Students discussing an outcome of an exercise during the NSRC-UbuntuNet 2014 Train the Trainers workshop held at the Intercontinental Hotel, Lusaka, Zambia from November 8-12, 2014.

The NSRC and UbuntuNet Alliance collaborated on a second Train the Trainer workshop to help teach network engineers from research and education networks in East Africa to train other engineers and to use the NSRC virtualized training platform. The workshop took place in the Intercontinental Hotel in Lusaka, Zambia from November 8-12 just before the 2014 UbuntuNet-Connect meeting that took place in the same location. The workshop featured 17 network engineers from 8 different National Research Education Connects in the East Africa region.

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