Through this action, more than 680 million students and educators from over 800,000 secondary and post-secondary schools in 188 countries can take advantage of free access to Autodesk’s professional software and services for use in classrooms, labs, and at home.
“The way we make things is changing rapidly, and we need a workforce ready to design for new manufacturing and construction techniques. By providing free professional design tools to students, faculty members and academic institutions around the world, we’re helping get industry ready for the next phase,” said Carl Bass, CEO, Autodesk.
This announcement follows an earlier initiative at academic institutions in the United States as part of President Obama’s ConnectED initiative.
Autodesk has been gradually expanding free access to its leading design software to academic institutions across Asia Pacific and Europe. It's also providing academic institutions with the company's suite of cloud-based design products including the A360 collaboration platform.
To learn more or to request free educational access to Autodesk software hit the link below.