Monday, January 7, 2013
The University of Kansas has signed on to a technology upgrade that helps its faculty and students who are working overseas.
The university has signed onto Eduroam, which allows faculty and students to log onto a wireless network at any other participating research or education institution overseas.
The Lawrence Journal-World reports the University of Kansas is one of only a few schools in the Midwest that has signed up for the service, which is used throughout Europe.
Kansas faculty who travel abroad for research say the service is valuable when they are at universities or research labs that guard their secure networks closely.
About 80 institutions in the United States have Eduroam connections. Most of the other 6,000 institutions using the service are in Europe.