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TEIN (Trans-Eurasia Information Network) is a high speed network for research and education which connects 20 countries in Asia and 34 countries in Europe. This network is actively being used for international joint researches in cutting-edge areas, including information telecommunications and bioengineering. TEIN*CC is established to manage the 4th phase of the TEIN project and the latter was adopted as one of the ASEM projects.
The early phases of the TEIN projects were managed by DANTE (www.dante.net), a not-for-profit organization based in the United Kingdom. In October 2010, at the ASEM8 Summit that was held in Brussels, Belgium, Korea was granted the operation right to manage the 4th phase of the TEIN project. The project was launched in 2012, with financial supports from the EC as well as members of the participating countries.
The organization of TEIN*CC consists of the Governors' Meeting and the Steering Committee, who are elected representatives from the member states. There is also an Executive Office which is located at the DMC Hi-Tech Industry Center in Seongam-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul. The Executive Office consists of both the domestic and international staff, namely the President, the Executive Officer and 11 other staff.