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SAP University Alliances - Educating Future Corporate Leaders

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SAP values the essential role of higher education in advancing the future of information technology and business strategy. Since its founding in 1972. SAP has supported leading universities in …

SAP values the essential role of higher education in advancing the future of information technology and business strategy. Since its founding in 1972. SAP has supported leading universities in reaching their goals in teaching and research. In 1988, SAP formalized its classroom activities in higher education under the umbrella of the SAP© University Alliances program.


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  • 1. SAP University Alliances Executive Summary SAP University Alliances Educating Future Corporate Leaders SAP values the essential role of higher education in advancing the future of information technology and business strategy. Since its founding in 1972. SAP has supported leading universities in reaching their goals in teaching and research. In 1988, SAP formalized its classroom activities in higher education under the umbrella of the SAP© University Alliances program. EMPOWERING TOMMORROW'S WORKFORCE THROUGH EDUCATION Today, SAP University Alliances provides a wide array of benefits and opportunities to university professors and their students as well as to SAP customers and partners. SAP provides software licenses for broad academic use in for-credit degree and diploma programs and in university-recognized research projects to more than 1,200 leading institutions of higher education worldwide. SAP donates licenses for its world-leading software to member universities of the SAP University Alliances program. Professors and students use the same software solution as a SAP customers and partners. Including analytics, database and technology, cloud, mobile and core SAP solutions. They experience how SAP helps the world's business run better. BENEFITS AND OPPORTUNITIES OF SAP UNIVERSITY ALLIANCES The SAP University Alliances program fully outfits professors to provide students in-depth, hands-on experience with SAP software and solutions. Donating software licenses for academic purposes Providing high-quality curriculum content and teaching resources SAP supports the development of high-quality course materials by academics from across the community. Professors can easily integrate SAP software–specific con-tent into required and elective courses in their existing degree or diploma programs. Curriculum content typically includes classroom presentations, exercises, problem sets, case studies, and instructor notes. Supporting professional development opportunities for professors SAP provides complimentary workshops to present the course content of the SAP University Alliances program. Sessions are delivered by experienced academics and SAP experts to provide participants with a thorough understanding of the education-al strategies and opportunities provided by SAP products and the respective curriculum resources. SAP sponsors collaboration-oriented academic conferences around the world that are designed to further teaching and research outcomes while assisting member professors to build professional networks and connections.
  • 2. contributing within an interactive social network The SAP University Alliances community, www.uac.sap.com, is an interactive Web portal that is built on the advanced technology of SAP Community Network. It is freely available to all professors, students, and professionals with academic interests around the world. The community delivers the comfortable feel of a traditional college campus, complete with a career resource center, faculty club, student union, and library in a virtual community setting. It utilizes the latest social media tools and technologies to provide immediate access to academic resources. Skills acquisition and career development opportunities for all community participants are the central focus of the site. Enabling student certification In global cooperation with the SAP Education organization, member students have the opportunity to earn certification from SAP. The combination of an academic degree, software expertise developed in the classroom, and certification gives students a uniquely competitive set of qualifications for their future careers. delivering academic peer-hosting SAP partnered with institutions of higher education to establish not-for-profit University Competence Center (UCC) and Academic Competence Center (ACC) locations around the world. Peer hosting gives professors the opportunity to use state-of-the-art technology in their classrooms and labs with expert support from academic colleagues. Members pay a fee that is only a small fraction of the cost of operating each center. UNIVERSITY COMPETENCE CENTERS • California State University, Chico, United States • Otto-von-GuerickeUniversität, Magdeburg, Germany • Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia • Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany • University of Wisconsin, Milwau kee, United States ACADEMIC COMPETENCE CENTERS • Saint Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia • Technische Universität Wien, Vienna, Austria • Fachhochschule Nordwestsch weiz, Sierre, Switzerland FOR MORE INFORMATION For information on membership in the SAP University Alliances program contact ua-support@sap.com. follow us on: www.facebook.com/sapua www.twitter.com/sap_ua www.xing.com/net/uap www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=719777 www.uac.sap.com