System z

Academic Initiative program

Educators from all over the world are currently investigating or actively teaching mainframe technologies. This is a partial listing of the most active schools in Latin America. The schools are listed alphabetically by country.

Attention: If you are interested in locating and recruiting new talent for internships and hiring, contact the educator listed or select the associated profile link to view curriculum details. Additional profiles will be added as available.

For general inquires about the IBM Academic Initiative program or if you're an educator that would like to be included in this list, contact the System z Academic Initiative team at

Countries with participating schools


Contact: Carlos Neil


Contact: Nelson Carneiro

Contact: Fabio Siqueira

Contact: Geraldo Magela

Contact: Helder Sato

Contact: Frank Jaires

Contact: Joao Morselli

Contact: Ezio Fara

Contact: Jorge Soares

Contact: Geraldo Magela

Contact: Ezio Fara




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IBM System z servers are supported by a multitude of operating systems, such as z/OS, z/VSE, z/TPF, Linux on System z and the z/VM hypervisor.


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