SUSE wants to expand its academic program around the world

SUSE Academic

SUSE is expanding its support to the next generation of developers open source software through the global growth of the SUSE Academic Program.

The program is preparing developers in industries of all sectors to meet the new demands of the digital economy, providing open source knowledge, training materials and a project to purchase low-cost teaching solutions for the educational community.

Founded in May 2017, SUSE Academic Program (the SUSE Academic Program) it has grown very rapidly and already includes more than 400 universities, schools, libraries and other academic institutions.

The SUSE Academic Program provides the following benefits to participating organizations:

  • Certified Linux training materials and other courses for trainers and students.
  • Use on campus of training materials for teaching students.
  • Purchase of SUSE products with special prices, terms and conditions.
  • Access SUSE tools and products for lab, software development, or other educational environments.
  • Access to the SUSE knowledge base, forums and support.

SUSE Academic Program aims to expand even further

The program also It has increased its resources and intends to double its number of participants in the next six months.

"SUSE has been an advocate for open source education, and our existing links with academia enabled us to work with a large number of schools in a short period of time," says Sander Huyts, SUSE Vice President and Academic Program Leader.

“We are committed to open source education and skills development at the academic level, as we consider critical to the long-term health of our industry.

They are fundamental to modern technology. We will continue to increase resources and support to ensure that open source continues to grow, "he added.

The demand for open source skills is high, increasing every year. According to the Open Source Jobs Report (in a free translation, the 2018 Open Source Employment Report), produced by the Linux Foundation, Open source talent hiring is a priority for 83% of hiring managers, representing 76% growth over 2017.

The SUSE Academic Program offers a variety of services to meet the demand for advanced open source talent and knowledge.

In this SUSE program this includes Linux certificate training and other courses, student curriculum materials for teachers and staff.


Free SUSE products for educational or laboratory use, a special SUSE purchasing program for educational institutions, development tools, and access to the knowledge base, forums, and technical support.

SUSE Academic Program participants

The SUSE program is positively impacting the lives of educators and students around the world, including the universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Czech Technique, San Diego State, British Columbia, as well as the New York College of Technology.

“Our university has used the program to several students as part of the curriculum for systems specialists for internal purposes of teaching and learning,” says Werner Degenhardt, academic director and CIO of the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences from the Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich.

“We love the show. It is very easy to apply and it has brought us excellent results. "

«The materials provided in the academic program are very impressive. I'm using the program to develop a lab for students to install a small cloud and incorporate SUSE OpenStack cloud into our operating system theory of the discipline, "said Philip Chee, science computer technologist and professor at Fleming College in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. .

The program gives participating institutions free access to the SUSE training curriculum for trainers and students, cYou have rights to use the training program on campus for educational and non-commercial purposes.

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  1.   Daniel said

    Signed up, thanks !!! : D