About Us

Research and Education Network for Uganda is a not for profit National Research and Education Network (NREN) that offers affordable services uniquely needed to enable optimal operations for its member-institutions, which include Universities, tertiary institutions and Research Institutions in Uganda. The network, as a cooperatively owned and community-driven NREN services provider, helps to facilitate research and education networking among its member institutions as well as interconnecting them with other research and education networks as well as to the commercial Internet worldwide there by overcoming the traditionally high costs of information and knowledge sharing and exchange.

We are also proud to say that RENU offers a range of options of services that commercial operators cannot offer. For example, access to sharing of research and education content at no cost and ICT infrastructure sharing and collocation. RENU also recently embarked on providing more services to its member institutions like the RENU Cloud and the RENU Open Source Mirror.

 

Our Mission and Vision

Our Vision
To be a world class knowledge network for societal transformation.
Our Mission
To promote knowledge creation and sharing amongst scholars and researchers through the provision of advanced network services.
 

Our Values

A culture of Discipline
We encourage a culture of discipline in order to maximise benefits to RENU member institutions and meet the expectations of RENU stakeholders.
Quality
We strive for quality networking and related services to member institutions so as to fulfil our aim of reliably serve as many R&E institutions as possible to facilitate and enhance knowledge sharing in Uganda.
Collaboration
We provide access to regional and global Research and Education Networks, high-value research resources and to the commodity Internet by connecting members to the Regional R&E Network and on to the global REN infrastructure. RENU works closely with member institutions to refine their ICT Infrastructure and enhance the access experience of end users and with its partners to make the most of their support.
Transparency
Transparency, which embodies appropriate information-sharing and open communication, ensures that member institutions and other stakeholders feel that they are privy to what is going on at RENU.
Respect
Mutual respect is at the core of successful collaboration. Therefore, all member institutions are treated with the appropriate respect and equitably. We acknowledge and respect differences intrinsic to each institution, and provide a supportive environment in which all individuals, staff, member institutions and stakeholders are valued, and encouraged to engage in open two-way communication.
Integrity
We value honesty, fairness, openness, responsibility and the clear definition of boundaries in all interactions, relationships and practices, both within the organisation, with RENU guests, stakeholders and the broader community.
Focusing on serving member institutions' collaboration needs
Our focus is on providing the best possible ICT-enabled services to the Research and Education Community in Uganda.