San Jose State University's partnership with IBM ushers in a new wave of opportunity for our campus community. We're bringing the knowledge, experience, and strength of one of Silicon Valley's founding companies directly into classrooms and labs. 

Academic Initiative

Through the IBM Academic Initiative, SJSU students, instructors, and researchers can use the powerful technical and strategic tools of IBM. By request only, this program gives cloud access to enterprise-grade services and the most prominent open-source computer technologies along with resources to explore Watson, data and analytics, Internet of Things, and security.

  • Request Access to Academic Initiative Resources [PDF]
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Skills Academy

Instructors can work directly with IBM to implement real-world scenarios and experience into their academic curriculum with Skills Academy. This unique program hosts an instructional class to walk faculty through IBM’s enhanced courses before implementation in the classroom to give instructors full access to Skills Academy’s blended learning approach. By combining online courses, classroom training and hands-on labs, students will be able to build practical, tangible skills while deepening their academic knowledge, making them better prepared to enter the workforce.

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