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.


 WALC 2014

From October 27 through October 31 the 2014 WALC Conference and Workshops will be held in Manta Ecuadora in conjunction with the Universidad Laica "Eloy Alfaro" De Manabi. The NSRC will be leading and organizing a workshop on Network and Bandwidth Management. All tracks will be taught in Spanish.

 More Events

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

Recent Stories

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)
1501 Kincaid Street
University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1299 USA

Phone: +1-541-346-3547
Fax: +1-541-346-3485


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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.

NSRC Director, Steven Huter Inducted in to the Internet Hall of Fame

The Internet Hall of Fame inducted NSRC Director, Steven Huter, on April 8, 2014 in a ceremony held in Hong Kong and hosted by the Internet Society’s Hong Kong Chapter. The Internet Hall of Fame was launched by the Internet Society (ISOC) in 2012. You can read more about this prestigious award and how it is awarded here.

Mr. Huter was inducted as a Global Connector, which recognizes individuals from around the world who have made significant contributions to the global growth and use of the Internet. Congratulations to our director for this honor. For more information see:

Group Photo of the 2014 Internet Hall of Fame Inductees in Hong Kong, China

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