Association of Users of Ukrainian Research and Academic Network
The Association of users of URAN («URAN Association») was founded in 1997 by the Joint decree of NASU Presidium and Ministry of Education of Ukraine and re-registered in 2006 by Order of Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine «About founding All-Ukrainian Association URAN» of March 13, 2006 No 181 and by permission of Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine according to the decision of AMCU of October 5, 2006 No 411-p as unprofitable organization. Founders of URAN Association were institutes of higher education of the 4th accreditation level, institutions of National Academy of Science of Ukraine and the Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine.
The purpose of establishing of URAN Association and the principal goal of activity of the Association is coordination and integration of efforts of the Association Members to ensure creation, development and usage of sole Ukrainian National Research and Education Network, increasing of education and science level in Ukraine, implementation of principles of information-oriented society, competitive joining of Ukraine to the Global information-oriented area and representing of interests of the Association members in institutions of government authority as well as in Ukrainian and International organizations. The Association is open for new members and operates in accordance with the Articles.
Since 2011, the URAN Association has been included in the register of operators and providers of telecommunications as a provider, and since 2021 - also as an operator.
Its activities are non-profitable; the development of URAN network infrastructure is funded basically from the State budget or by international grants and provided by URAN Association according to the Conception of the National Program of Informatization of Ukraine approved by the Law of Ukraine of February 4, 1998 No 75/98-ÂÐ, and by State Program «Information and communication technologies in Education and Science» for the years 2006-2010 approved by Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of December 7, 2005 No 1153.
The Association is owner of trade mark "URAN".
The Association is a founder of the Subsidiary "URAN Network Operating Center", Charitable organization "URAN Foundation" and URAN Publishing Service Ltd.
According to the National Business Rating the URAN Association is qualified in 2015 and 2017 as one of "Leaders of the Branch".
URAN Association, as the national representative of the Ukrainian Research and Education community, is a member of the GÉANT Association. URAN is the only Research and Education network provider in Ukraine that is connecting to GÉANT, the European Research and Education network. URAN participates in such GÉANT services as eduroam, eduGAIN etc.