Teesside Waps ahead

May 26, 2000

The University of Teesside is harnessing wireless application protocol technology to widen access to information about its services. The university, one of a handful to gain an "excellent" teaching rating from the Higher Education Funding Council for England, believes it is the first higher education institution to provide information over Wap to a growing number of mobile phone users.

Derek Fraser, vice-chancellor of Teesside, said that undergraduate course details were available now and that the service would expand to cover postgraduate opportunities and comprehensive contact information.

Users can access information on enabled handsets on: wap.tees.ac.uk

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