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SAP University Alliances: Building talent for the digital future

SAP University Alliances is a global program enabling more than 3,500 educational institutions in over 113 countries to integrate the latest SAP technologies into teaching. Learning resources on SAP Leonardo and other SAP solutions enhance how faculty prepare the next generation with knowledge and skills for the digital future. 

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September 10 - 14, 2018
Munich, Germany
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Barcelona, Spain

Programs and tools for educators

Join us in shaping the future of higher education by becoming a member of the SAP University Alliances program. Program members have access to a wealth of resources developed in collaboration with faculty, students, and SAP partners and customers around the world. You can attend SAP events, conferences, and seminars; get free software licenses for education and research purposes; and leverage University Competence Centers for infrastructure (hosting) and application support.

Associate Membership (free of charge)

As an associate member, you have access to:

  • SAP University Alliances curricula
  • Demos, Webinars, and recordings
  • Community membership
  • Events and competitions
  • Learning platforms
Full Membership

With full membership, you get all the benefits of the associate membership, as well as access to:

  • The entire SAP license portfolio – free of charge
  • Partner hosting and maintenance of SAP solutions through University Competence Centers – at not-for-profit prices
  • First- and second-level support through University Competence Centers
  • Preferential invitation and participation in events

By having access to ready-to-use learning content – in conjunction with hands-on SAP systems practice – you can leverage the latest SAP technologies to deliver practical and future-oriented education.

SAP Learning Hub, academic edition

Get on-demand access to a variety of learning content, including:

  • Slides that can be used in the lectures
  • Exercises and case studies to guide students through SAP systems
  • Fully configured SAP systems – each using the virtual company “Global Bike Inc.”

Access SAP Learning Hub, academic edition

Drive innovation at your university by partnering to build technology skills with SAP and the SAP ecosystem. The SAP University Alliances program gives faculty and students access to the SAP Cloud Platform – free of charge – and provides low cost, peer-hosted access to SAP solutions for academic research through University Competence Center locations.


Find out how to navigate and simplify digital transformation

Gain insight into what the digital economy means – and how to leverage the opportunities of digital transformation – in a new openSAP thought leaders series provided through the openSAP platform.

Learn about TUM and SAP’s new research platform

See how Technische Universität München (TUM) and SAP are promoting innovative business development to create economic growth with a new research platform for digital technology-driven organisational change.


Read about our first Big Data innovation centre and innovation lab

Drive Big Data, enterprise mobility, cloud research, and co-innovation by becoming an SAP University Alliances innovation lab.

Explore the HPI Future SOC (Service-Oriented Computing) Lab

See how the HPI Future SOC Lab enables and promotes exchange and interaction between the research community and industrial partners. 

See what the SAP Cloud Platform can do for you

Get the tools you need to dream big, develop fast, and deliver to the global business marketplace with the SAP Cloud Platform.


We enable youth to shape the digital world of tomorrow

As an education initiative of SAP it focuses education around digitalization and addresses all types of schools with the aim to enable young people to shape the digital world of tomorrow.

The SAP Young Thinkers Community provides learning material, interdisciplinary workshop and event participation for teachers and students, as well as an access to a network with partners from education, politics, non-profit organisations and businesses. 

The SAP Young Thinkers learning portfolio offers learning content for coding, data analytics, Internet of Things, business processes with a clear relation to day-to-day life and has a strong focus on soft skills such as holistic thinking, creativity, empathy, solution oriented thinking and collaboration. 


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Learning and career opportunities for students

Jump-start your future with SAP

Are you thinking about your future career direction? Do you want to use your creativity and entrepreneurial mind-set to shape the future of businesses within areas as diverse as healthcare, banking, energy, smart cities, and sports and entertainment? Do you want to make an impact in the world? Then join the SAP University Alliances student network and give your future a jump start.

Learn with us

By having access to online learning resources – anytime, anywhere – you can build highly desirable SAP software skills ahead of your peers and earn an industry certification in the latest SAP technologies. This advanced knowledge and expertise gives you a strong competitive edge when looking for great careers in the SAP ecosystem.

Work for SAP or within the SAP ecosystem

By joining our events and tapping into our resources for classroom and MOOC learning, you can be well-prepared for various job opportunities at SAP and within the SAP ecosystem.

SAP Next-Gen Global Challenges

All SAP Next-Gen services and activities support SAP’s commitment to the 17 UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development. The SAP Next-Gen Global Challenges enable students, educators, researchers, startups, people in business and public services, and everyday citizens to contribute to solutions for the UN Global Goals. 


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SAP Next-Gen: An innovation community for SAP Leonardo

SAP Next-Gen connects companies, students, startups, academic thought leaders and researchers, accelerators, venture firms, and other partners for disruptive innovation with purpose across SAP’s industries and exponential technologies.

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Make an impact on the world of business – and help some of the best-run companies run even better. Explore and apply for global career opportunities at SAP, or register online and we’ll contact you when a job you may be interested in becomes available.

Corporate social responsibility

To ensure a sustainable future for society, our customers, and our company, SAP takes a strategic approach to corporate social responsibility. We strive to enact positive social change through economic growth, job creation, innovation, and community via education and entrepreneurship.


We strive to help every customer become a best-run business by delivering new technology innovations that address today’s and tomorrow’s challenges. Innovation and sustainability are core to our business – from our solutions to our operations to our social investments.

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