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Minister for Education supports eduroam Everywhere in Ireland

One of HEAnet’s key projects, eduroam Everywhere, has been supported by the Irish Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD. Minister’s office published a press release announcing the expansion of eduroam hotspots for students in 90 locations across Ireland in 2021.

Minister Harris said: “Education is changing and we must constantly change to adapt to these advancements. Further and higher education is increasingly about learning on the move; earning and learning and part-time learning. COVID-19 has resulted in an increase in the use of remote learning but it is clear that access to modern technology and connectivity is essential.”

HEAnet’s CEO, Kerrie Power, said: “HEAnet recognised the opportunity to use its well-established eduroam wifi roaming service to help students address their connectivity challenges to continue their education in an increasingly online and off-campus reality. (…) Our ambition is to secure a better future for students by ensuring that all of them can continue to engage with their education as seamlessly and as equitably as possible.”

Submitted by Barbara Carroll

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Barbara Carroll

Barbara joined HEAnet in November 2020 as PR & Marketing Coordinator. Barbara has over 7 years of marketing experience which includes Brand Management and Product Management at Saint-Gobain Construction Products and Marketing Management in an innovative start-up Smarter Surfaces.

Barbara has a BA in Finance and Accounting from the University of Szczecin, Poland and an MBA from the National College of Ireland.