RASH the Academic Network of ALBANIA is the National Research and Education Network (NREN). Established 2009 with an intergovernmental Agreement of Albanian Parliament, RASH institutional constitution starts end 2010 in national and international level as Albanian NREN and member of TERENA (later GÉANT) Association. 2018, RASH was reorganized as Inter-institutional Center based in an new Agreement twin all Rectors of 12 public universities and the Ministry of Education. RASH develop over years "in house" software solutions for Ministry, universities & research institutes: UMS -University management system, U-Albania(national student admission), digital U-Library, Teachers portal (MpSH), Trainings portal(T4A), e- Research, etc.
RASH build and manage the Academic Network Backbone and Campus Networks for universities. RASH e-infrastructure is interconnected with GÉANT Network the fundamental element of Europe’s e-infrastructure, delivering network for scientific excellence, research, education and innovation through interconnections with its 38 NREN partners. The GÉANT network is the largest and most advanced R&E network in the world, connecting over 50 million users at 10,000 institutions across Europe and supporting all scientific disciplines.
The backbone network operates at speeds of up to 500Gbps and reaches over 100 national networks worldwide.RASH participate in the GN4-2 Project and actually is partner in GN4-3 Project which is the most significant Global Project in ICT Research coo-financed from the H2020. RASH implement in Albania also several GÉANT services supporting all scientific disciplines: Eduroam, EduGain, EduVPN, EduMeet, etc.