Academic Partners

Today’s students are tomorrow’s engineers, researchers and entrepreneurs. ANSYS continues to evolve our academic portfolio to meet the needs of academia, and we partner with professors, student teams and institutions across the globe to support hands-on learning opportunities where simulation makes an impact. Our academic partnerships are in place to provide benefits to all stakeholders, including educational institutions, students, industry and ANSYS.

  • Research Partners: Some of the world’s most important research is done on campus, and ANSYS is committed to providing our partners with the tools they need. From developing cutting-edge medical breakthroughs to new energy solutions or advances in electronics, simulation helps university research departments push the technology envelope.

  • Curriculum Development Partners: ANSYS knows that simulation software is the future of engineering and is committed to putting it in the hands of every engineer. To make an immediate impact on industry, the future generation of engineers needs to come out of our universities with experience and expertise using simulation software. Our partnerships support professors developing curriculum materials with the goal of embedding them into their fundamental courses and writing textbooks and/or teaching guides. ANSYS also supports this effort by providing free student downloads of various products to be used outside the classroom for homework, projects or student team work.

  • STEM Partners: The newest area of ANSYS academic partnerships is in STEM programs. Our software is designed to be intuitive and easy to use, so we are committed to providing simulation as a resource for STEM programs, including those in secondary schools. There is no better engineering resource to empower students to understand real-world situations and applications than simulation.

  • Student Teams: ANSYS provides engineering simulation software for university-based student teams participating in competitions such as Formula SAE (FSAE), Solar Challenge, Electronic Design Competition, Solar Splash, SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Design, Racing Aeolus, Human Powered Vehicle Challenge (HPVC) and many more. Teams are given a package of ANSYS Academic Products to explore the power and performance of ANSYS structural, fluid, composites and electronics-based simulations.