Stellenbosch University and IBM have launched a joint academic initiative to provide equipment and training resources to postgraduate Computer Science students in South Africa. As part of the program, IBM opened its first Software Centre of Excellence (COE) at Stellenbosch University (SU). The center includes a post-graduate computer laboratory in the SU Computer Science Division, with advanced software including the Rational development environment.
The Centre is intended to significantly boost the training and support of computer science professionals at the University. Students will also benefit from an on-going training and development programme offered by IBM.
The COE opening is part of a long term relationship between the University and IBM. The company has regularly supported postgraduate courses in Computer Science. IBM supports similar centers at other colleges and universities worldwide, including Nigeria and India.
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