Prof. Kanchana Kanchanasut give Keynote Speech on “Next Generation Research and Education Networks” in Asi@Connect National Launch Event. Asi@Connect is a co-funded project by the European Union to provide a dedicated high capacity and high quality internet network for research and education communities across Asia-Pacific and Europe. Asi@Connect marks the 4th phase of EU funding to the Trans-Eurasia Information Network (TEIN) programme which was launched as an Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) initiative in 2001. After successfully establishing the regional research and education internet network (TEIN) in 2004, it progressively expanded its geographical footprint over the years. It currently interconnects universities and research institutes in 21 countries/economies across the region.