Announces partnerships with more than 20 universities.
Social location service Foursquare is making a big push into US campuses, announcing partnerships with more than 20 universities to promote its service.
The company has also appointed 'student ambassadors' in several dozen other universities to spread the word about check-ins, mayorships and social gamification.
"With foursquare, universities can help students explore their campus by sharing school traditions, information about classes and building hours, and insider tips," explains the company in a blog post.
"Students can now unlock new badges from an exclusive campus badge pack, rewarding them for their late nights at the library and attendance at sports games."
Foursquare has also launched a dedicated Universities section of its website, explaining how the service can be used in academic circles.