Welcome to the CAREN website

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​For centuries the Silk Road was the long-distance route for trade and communication across Central Asia. Today, CAREN is upgrading this route to a 21st century high-speed Internet highway for research and education institutions throughout the region.

​Co-founded by the European Union and launched in 2010, CAREN sets out to create a high-capacity data-communications network for researchers, academics and students at over 300 institutions in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. 

EU funding for the CAREN project ended in December 2019. The region’s NRENs have started a new phase of regional collaboration.
Find out more at https://icaren.org/