Academic Initiative and Skills

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Free powerful technical and strategic resources from IBM

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Training for Universities

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Fee and free professional training

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Tutorials, Tools & Communities

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Up to $120K in IBM Cloud

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Courses and Use cases

University Awards & Research

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Support of basic research, curriculum innovation, and educational assistance

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Research areas, Labs & People

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IBM and Academia research

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A global research consortium focused on developing groundbreaking computing technologies

Cognitive & AI

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Hidden Figures

See IBM’s role in Hidden Figures


IBM Security Courses

Academic Intitiative offering.

IBM Security Research

List of links to research groups and projects in Security and Privacy at IBM.

IBM Security Learning Academy

Free technical training for IBM Security products.

IBM X-Force Security Research

Thought leadership from security experts.


IBM Cloud Academy

Cloud Resources

IBM Cloud access for academics

Faculty, students, and researchers can maximize cloud options

IBM Cloud training material


IBM Cloud

Video on IBM Cloud

Internet of Things (IoT)

IBM Watson IoT Academy

IBM Watson IoT Academy

Skill building from IBM and Coursera

Skill building from IBM and Coursera

IBM Research and Swiss University

IBM Research and Swiss University launch degree for the IoT

Internet of Things Research

Internet of Things Research


Power Systems Academic Initiative

Materials, technology, and resources to teach Power Systems skills

IBM z Systems

Mainframe course materials

Master The Mainframe

Free access to Systems & Software resources