Educators play a valuable role in shaping the future of technology by training the minds of future engineers. Bring cutting-edge technology in the field of intelligent design into your classroom curriculum. How will you be an education trailblazer?

Professor Testimonials

We are grateful for the engagement with Cadence over the past 10 years. It has led us to innovative breakthroughs and has helped us educate pioneering scholars for the future workforce in EDA.

Dr. Xin Li

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke University

The Cadence Academic Network helps us to be in line with the newest technology from Cadence, helping my research to stay at the leading edge.

Professor Michael Huebner

Ruhr-University of Bochum, Germany

Providing interesting real-world problems, Cadence has been extremely helpful to my research efforts, and under their enlightened management they have been receptive to new ideas for solving them.

Dr. Ron Rohrer

Cecil & Ida Green Chair and Professor, Southern Methodist University

Learning how to use Cadence programs at the university is a great benefit for [students’] transitions from academia to the semiconductor industry.

Professor Tian Xia

Professor, Department of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering, University of Vermont



Online Training courses and videos available

Cadence Certification digital badges available

Training Bytes videos

Rapid Adoption Kits

Cadence Academic Network Benefits

Bring all the tools needed for the full design flow into your classroom teaching. The Cadence University Program ensures you’ll be educating your students on the most advanced technology.


Unified Learning and Support Portal

Educators can request a Cadence Online Support account where they can access software downloads, a troubleshooting database, Rapid Adoption Kits (RAKs), Generic Process Design Kits (GPDKs), and so much more!

The learning resources, including short, introductory videos—called Training Bytes—for Cadence tools and full Online Training courses that can be incorporated into your classroom curriculum are now a part of the Support Portal, making it even easier to enhance your classroom teaching with Cadence tools and materials.

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Education Kits and Academic Resources

The Academic Network has partnered with professors and business groups to develop academic resources to be used in classroom teaching. Enrich your lectures by incorporating our education kits or encourage continued learning by recommending the professor-written e-books.

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Cloud Passport Partner Program

Cadence, in collaboration with our Academic Cloud Partners, is providing academia easy access to all the benefits of the Cadence University Program in a cloud environment.

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Academic Leaders

Distinguish yourself as a leader in the academic community by representing the spirit of the Cadence Academic Network, certifying your lab, or participating in Cadence events:

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Academic Expert Insights – Matthew Morrison

Professor Matthew Morrison established an entire curriculum using Cadence tools.

Academic Expert Insights – Mohammed Ismail

Professor Mohammed Ismail shares how his long-term relationship with Cadence has enabled him to take on challenging research problems.