Associates from the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC’s hospitals in the Oakland, Shadyside, Lawrenceville and Uptown neighborhoods can now use log-in credentials from their home institution’s network to connect to the internet at either organization’s facilities. The amenity comes from UPMC’s collaboration with Pitt Information Technology to extend Eduroam, a secure, global Wi-Fi network, to UPMC.
Eduroam enables seamless internet access for Pitt students, faculty and staff and UPMC affiliates who previously were required to obtain guest approvals for access while in the other’s buildings. UPMC login credentials may now also be used to access the internet at thousands of additional organizations around the world. Likewise, visitors from Eduroam-affiliated institutions can use their home credentials to access the internet when working, studying or conducting research at Pitt and UPMC facilities.