RIPE NCC, Dubai office, has visited the University of Balamand and the American University of Beirut on March 23 (UOB) and March 24 (AUB), 2017, as part of their academic initiative, to deliver a two-hour course on “How the Internet Works“. In addition, an “IPv6 technical workshop” was be delivered on March 23 at UOB.

How the Internet Works” is a 2-hour interactive course that lays out the basics of the Internet, its protocols and Domain Name Systems. This course is open to all university students, faculty members, and members of the community from all over Lebanon. No previous experience in any particular area is required.

IPv6 technical workshop” is a two hour technical workshop on the new Internet protocol. This workshop targets university students and faculty members with a telecom/Engineering background.


  • March 23 (University of Balamand, Al-Kurah)
  •     – 12:30-14:30 “How the Internet Works
    (Nahyan Auditorium)
  •     – 14:30-15:30 Lunch
  •     – 15:30-17:30 “IPv6 training workshop
  •                                      (Zakhem 109, the senate room)
  • March 24 (American University of Beirut)
  •     – 09:30-12:30 “How the Internet Works
  •                                      (Hostler Auditorium)


RIPE NCC (Réseaux IP Européens Network Coordination Center) is the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) for Europe, the Middle East and parts of Central Asia. It oversees the allocation and registration of Internet number resources (IPv4 addresses, IPv6 addresses and autonomous system numbers) in this region, including Lebanon.
The RIPE NCC supports the technical and administrative coordination of the infrastructure of the Internet. It is a not-for-profit membership organization with over 10,000 members located in over 76 countries in its service region.

RIPE NCC Academic Initiative – How the Internet Works

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