Roadmap

IBM Academic Initiative

IBM Academic Initiative is a global program that facilitates the collaboration between IBM and educators to teach students the information technology skills they need to be competitive and keep pace with changes in the workplace. Interested academics then investigate the initiative more fully at the IBM Academic Initiative website.


How to use this roadmap:

As an academic looking to provide the latest technology to your students, IBM offers you a comprehensive set of resources and offerings to help you build skills, access IBM hardware and software, and enhance your curricula with access to professionally developed curricula.

This roadmap will guide you through the stages of joining the Academic Initiative, accessing hardware and software at no charge, viewing professionally developed courseware, and accessing training, books and discounts.



To take advantage of additional roadmap features, such as managing and tracking your progress, you must sign in.


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Follow this roadmap to access the latest technology, curricula and training.

Understanding the IBM Academic Initiative:

Follow these simple steps to better understand the opportunities available to you in the IBM Academic Initiative.

  • Step 1: Watch the IBM Academic Initiative video (4:23). In this video, you will learn more about how IBM is interested in working with universities, colleges and schools worldwide to build skills and enhance curricula to enable students with competitive skills.
  • Step 2: View this overview of the Academic Initiative website (10:00)

Go to the Prepare section to get started.

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