IBM Academic Initiative

Two-year-old Academic Initiative enhances computer science curricula, seeks to reverse student decline – An interview with Gina Poole, IBM Vice President of Innovation and University Relations. ‘The IBM Academic Initiative began in 2004 as an outgrowth of the IBM Scholars Program, with a focus on enhancing the computer science curricula at universities around the world and on encouraging more students to earn degrees and enter careers in computer science. In the two years since its establishment, the IBM Academic Initiative has attracted more than 1,900 institutions, over 11,000 faculty members, and more than 440,000 students to its training programs. What are the motivations for the Initiative? How does it work? What is outsourcing doing to the job market? Are there still career opportunities in computer science in the U.S.?’

IBM Academic Initiative

IBM Academic Initiative – Open standards, open source and IBM resources for academia. ‘The IBM Academic Initiative (formerly called the IBM Scholars Program) offers open standards, open source and IBM technologies and educational resources to help faculty and students stay current with the IT industry.’

Updated: July 25, 2018 — 5:56 am

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