Nepal Research and Education Network (NREN) was established on February 2006 as a facilitator to support advanced research and education network through the means of information and communication technology and as a knowledge center to support good ICT initiatives and research in the country.
NREN is a non-profit organization registered under Nepal Government and affiliated with Social Welfare Council. This is a consortium in the country active to build national research and education network. It facilitates dedicated advanced research and education network for the research and education communities of Nepal.
NREN is connected to the international research communities in Asia Pacific, Europe, via the Trans-Eurasia Information Network 4 (TEIN4) and Internet2. All network members and partners of NREN get direct access to the networks like GÉANT, TEIN, APAN etc. and institutions like CERN and NASA.
NREN was constituted by the professionals working on the theme of ICT for Development. Lack of research environment and the network in terms of resources, infrastructure and access was the key motive towards the establishment of this institution. It aims to strive towards the mitigation of research backwardness via the connection with global research and education communities.