The ACOnet/VIX team is looking for an IT Management Assistent. You can find all the details at the Job Portal of the University of Vienna.


The ACOnet CERT team at the University of Vienna has a vacancy in the field of IT Security Management. You can find all the details at the Job Portal of the University of Vienna.


EuroCC Austria (in close cooperation with the Vienna Scientific Cluster) is looking for reinforcement in the areas of project management, sales, social media, graphics, etc.


Like all our Annual Reports, the latest issue is freely available as a PDF. We will gladly send printed copies free of charge upon request.


Welcome to ACOnet!

ACOnet is the Austrian National Research and Education Network (NREN) for science, research, education, art and culture. It is operated by the Vienna University Computer Center, in co-operation with other universities in Austria.

ACOnet provides a nation-wide fibre optic backbone with high-performance access to international academic networks via GÉANT, as well as to the Internet. Furthermore, ACOnet offers its members various target-group-specific services to support research projects and communities.

ACOnet and COVID-19:

The ACOnet team is working from the home office again since 19 November 2021. Our availability has not changed, however. You can reach us Monday to Friday, 9:00 to 17:00, CEST; preferably by e-mail but also by phone (see contact information). In the case of an emergency you may also call us outside our office hours and leave a message. If necessary, we will call back swiftly.

2023: We celebrate Aaron Swartz!

Photo: Aaron Swartz

Our ongoing artistic-technical project series "aaron's law" is dedicated to Aaron Swartz, the American Internet activist for open and free access to knowledge (* 8 November 1986 in Chicago, † 11 January 2013 in New York City).

Together with our partners, we organize events throughout the year that deal with Aaron's technical developments (e.g. Open Library, Creative Commons, Open Source technologies), his thoughts on ethics in technology and, above all, their impact on the here and now.

The starting signal on 11 January 2023 - the 10th anniversary of Aaron's death - is the relaunch of the website, which also serves as an information platform for the project series.

The program of "aaron's law" will be continuously updated - stay tuned! If you would like to help shape this impulse project, please contact us. We look forward to your contribution!

ACOnet Annual Report 2022

Our Annual Report 2022 offers an overview (in German) of infrastructural improvements and new services, reviews of last year's events, and informative guest contributions on projects of ACOnet participants. We wish you an interesting read! 

Some topics:

  • Ein Backbone im Wandel
  • net:art coordination center: Virtuelle Kunstwelten und Realitäten verhandeln
  • Austrian DataLAB and Services: Brücke zwischen Cloud und HPC
  • Gemeinsam denken, arbeiten und ausprobieren -
  • - Semantische Big-Data-Analysen von Satellitendaten in der Cloud