Inventing the Future Together

VMware Research and the VMware Academic Program bring industry researchers, university faculty and students together to explore new directions for the industry. Together, we develop extraordinary ideas and build tomorrow’s transformative technologies today.


Innovative Research with a Global Footprint

At VMware Research, we develop ideas that push the boundaries of technology. We fuel innovations that influence our company, our customers, and our world.

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Shaping the World of Tomorrow

Disruptive thinking needs to be nurtured. VMware collaborates with the world’s leading faculty to develop and incubate innovative research approaches, and to accelerate the transformation of ideas into world-class technology solutions.

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Explore Your Future with Us

Explore VMware Research opportunities that will expand your technology horizons, connect with some of the brightest minds in the industry, and advance your research career. Master leading-edge software skills with the help of VMware’s Academic Software Licensing Program. Get trained and certified in VMware technologies to gain a market advantage in fast-changing, high-demand employment fields.


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Build Your IT Skills

VMware IT Academy allows university faculty, technical instructors and secondary education teachers to deliver authorized VMware courses. Students can jump-start their career and VMware knowledge by taking courses from authorized IT Academies. Courses are offered through:

  • A global network of colleges and universities
  • Online certification opportunities
  • Hands-on labs
  • Teaching resources

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Academic Licensing

Build Your Software Skills

The VMware Academic Software Licensing Program supports the use of digital teaching and research. The program provides both desktop and infrastructure software for personal use, whether as part of STEM classes, in research projects, or for gaining hands-on experience with VMware products. Applications are provided at no cost to end users, with participating departments being responsible for covering the program’s operational costs through an annual subscription fee.

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Explore Our Resources

Enrich your technical knowledge and stay ahead of the curve by taking advantage of VMware free resources and opportunities – developer tools, open source projects, apps, and more.

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