Seamless Wi-Fi access for research and education around the world.
eduroam (education roaming) is the secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community. eduroam allows students, researchers and staff to seamlessly access internet connectivity when within range of a hotspot , whether they're moving across campus or visiting other participating institutions.
With benefits for users and for their campus IT departments, eduroam saves time and facilitates active and enduring collaboration between countries and institutions.
eduroam supports research and education by providing:
roaming broadband in more than 70 territories worldwide;
access at thousands of locations, with one password;
secure and privacy-preserving technology;
reciprocal service that is free-of-charge to users.
GÉANT and eduroam
eduroam was pioneered by the GÉANT research and education networking community in Europe. The GÉANT task force on mobility and network middleware - TF-MNM
- and the GÉANT (GN4) Project work together and with relevant
industry and standardisation groups to find and share solutions related
to eduroam technology and security.
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 Roaming Operators (ROs) and a central eduroam Operational Team that is funded by the GÉANT Project.
The GÉANT organisation coordinates and supports the Global eduroam Governance Committee (GeGC), which sets technical and organisational standards for the service and authorises compliant ROs to provide eduroam around the world.
The members of the GeGC are senior representatives of ROs or confederations of ROs. Representatives for a world region that has a confederation - such as Europe - are nominated by the confederation. In world regions without confederations, the ROs must jointly nominate their GeGC representatives. The GeGC members are
officially appointed by GÉANT on the basis of these nominations, and
- Africa: Samia El Haddouti (CNRST/MARWAN, Morocco), Simeon Miteff (SANReN/TENET, South Africa)
- Asia-Pacific: Hideaki Goto (Tohoku University, Japan), Neil Witheridge (AARNet, Australia)
- Europe: Scott Armitage (Loughborough University, UK), Paul Dekkers (SURFnet, Netherlands), Miroslav Milinović (Srce, Croatia)
- Latin America: Leandro Marcos de Oliveira Guimarães (RNP, Brazil), Alejandro Lara (REUNA, Chile)
- North America: Philippe Hanset (Internet2, ANYROAM, LLC, USA), Chris Phillips (CANARIE, Canada).
The GeGC includes
non-voting technical experts:
- Chair of TF-MNM, Klaas Wierenga (Cisco Systems)
- Stefan Winter (RESTENA), for his eduroam knowledge and development leadership.
Global eduroam Governance.pdf
eduroam Compliance Statement.pdf