10 Jan 2012:
IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced an academic collaboration with University of the West of Scotland that gives students access to IBM software and technology training needed to gain new skills in business analytics and business modelling that are increasingly required by employers.
The IBM Academic Initiative is a global programme that facilitates the collaboration between IBM and educators to teach students the technology skills they need to be competitive and keep pace with changes in the workplace. Members of the IBM Academic Initiative get free access to hardware, full-version software, professionally developed courseware, training, books and other discounts.
With almost 17,000 students and around 1,400 staff, University of the West of Scotland is unique in its geographical coverage across the West of Scotland with four campuses in the region. The University has extensive expertise in research and development and collaborative working relationships with companies in the UK and abroad to prepare students for employment upon graduation.