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EU project brings free WiFi to one of the biggest educational institutions in Belarus

April 17, 2018

The Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics (BSUIR) has recently launched a secure worldwide roaming access service, thanks to the EU-funded Eastern Partnership Connect (EaPConnect) project. The education roaming (EDUROAM) service has replaced the internal University network to provide free WiFi-connectivity for the Belarusian and international research and education community.

EDUROAM now provides wireless Internet access to all students and employees, as well as to guests from other participating organisations. The service is completely free for users, as well as for the universities and higher education institutions that install it. It helps improve connectivity between students and researchers in different institutions and countries.

BSUIR is the industry-leading educational establishment in Belarus. Over 16,000 undergraduate, Master, PhD and postdoctoral students currently study at the university, spanning 39 degree programmes. It has nine faculties, 37 academic departments, a Research and Development unit, and an Institute of Information Technologies made up of two faculties and three academic departments. It also has three stand-alone business units.

The EaPConnect project aims to create a regional research and education network in the EU’s Eastern Partner countries, namely Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. The overall objective is to decrease the digital divide, improve intra-regional connectivity and facilitate the participation of local scientists, students and academics in global research and education collaborations.

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