Make yourself@home with eduroam
eduroam® is a global service that enables students, researchers and staff from participating institutions to obtain Internet connectivity across campus and when visiting other participating institutions by simply opening their laptop or activating their smartphone or other portable device.
With authentication handled by the home institution and authorisation by the visited institution, eduroam also allows academics and researchers from participating institutions to go to any other participating institution and access the network without reconfiguring their laptop or requesting new passwords.
Pioneered by the European Research and Education networking community, eduroam supports European Research and Education by providing:
- High-speed, roaming broadband in 36 European countries.
- Access at hundreds of locations, with one password.
- Secure and privacy-preserving technology.
- Reciprocal service that is free-of-charge to users.
- Leadership in pioneering global roaming services and technology.
eduroam is also available in Canada, Australia, China, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong and New Zealand. A complete list of national federation is available at www.eduroam.org.
GÉANT and eduroam in Europe
The European eduroam service is a large-scale collaboration between hundreds of institutions, the majority of which own and operate the service’s infrastructure. The national and international coordination of this infrastructure is undertaken by the National Roaming Operators and a central eduroam Operational Team that is funded by the GÉANT project.
How eduroam works
More informations about how eduroam works, benefits for your institution and
new CAT tool can be found in this brochure.
European national roaming federations connected to the eduroam infrastructure:
Why is eduroam so beneficial to the user
The potential for enhancing education and research is immense. By taking away the logistical hassle of connecting to foreign networks and dealing with unfamiliar systems, eduroam and eduGAIN allow academics to do what they do best – research and educate. The savings in time alone will be immense, but the possibilities for active and enduring academic collaboration between countries and institutions will be invaluable.
Visit the eduroam website for more information about the service and how to get eduroam at your campus or on your laptop.
eduroam is a registered trademark of TERENA, the Trans-European Research and Education Networking Association