A number of universities have been praising tools vendor Hansoft in the wake of adopting its project management tech under the newly realised educational license.
Institutions such as the Scottish Centre for Excellence in Computer Games Education and Argentina's Image Campus are among those already implementing Hansoft's product so their students can gain hands-on experience with the tool.
“We expect our students to work on computer games development projects in a professional studio environment, and in a professional manner," said Gregor White, director of academic enterprise at the University of Abertay in Dundee. Hansoft enables the students to work together across courses and disciplines with improved communications, project management and reporting practices.
"With Hansoft’s educational license, we get the opportunity to use a professional tool at undergraduate level, something that makes our students better equipped to create high quality media and develop professional practices that will get them that dream job after graduation."
The tech firm conceived its educational license so as to allow universities to be in tune with real world industry tools, and to aid studios looking to recruit graduates already familiar with Hansoft's popular solution.
“This initiative actually came directly from the industry," revealed Hansoft CEO Patric Palm. "Several of our clients independently approached us about the idea of an educational license to make student more ready for the everyday work at their studios. The response from lecturers and students has been overwhelming and we are really glad to be able to support the talent of the future with Hansoft."