- an integrated computer networking infrastructure and, on the basis of that,
- a wide range of communication, information, and co-operation services,
- leading-edge environment for networking applications, as well as
- advanced framework for content generation and provision.
The Program is based on funding by the central stately budget. The development and operation of the network and the services are executed by the NIIF Institute (NIIFI), under the supervision of the Program Committee , and by the contribution of the Technical Committee . The Program is closely co-operating with Hungarnet , the association of the user community.
The NIIF Program, in accordance with the international practice, at the same time plays a leading edge role in the development and introduction of most advanced networking technologies in Hungary. By this way, the Program fulfils a deterministic function in the nation-wide development of the information and communication technologies. While providing an up to date and competitive infrastructure for the academic and research community, the Program also serves by piloting new networking technologies and applications for the widest development efforts in the country.
The history of the NIIF Program goes back to the mid-80s.
Therefore the Program is based on the results and experiences of an about 20 years history. The present organisational frameworks also are the outcomes of such a relatively long development process.
Also the international relations of the NIIF Program have a more than 15 years history. These relations are also based on the Hungarian academic and research networking infrastructure, services, and applications of highest European standards.
The Program provides most advanced technical and application background for more than 600.000 users from the fields of science, education, and public collections in Hungary.
The network-based up to date communication and co-operation facilities, especially those for joint research and education activities with domestic and foreign partners, as well as for accessing the relevant information both in the areas of academic, scientific, and library activities, are available for about 500 institutions (some 700 access points) throughout the country.