CORRECTING and REPLACING Spanish Ministry Collaborates with Autodesk to Train Students and Faculty

Agreement to Provide Education Software Suites for Entertainment Creation will be Part of Training in 19 Universities throughout Spain

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — April 6, 2010 — Throughout the release, the correct spelling of the Spanish Ministry should read: Ministerio de Industria, Turismo y Comercio (sted Ministerio de Industria, Tourismo y Commercio).

The corrected release reads:


Agreement to Provide Education Software Suites for Entertainment Creation will be Part of Training in 19 Universities throughout Spain

Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK), a world leader in 2D and 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, has signed an agreement with the Spanish Ministerio de Industria, Turismo y Comercio (Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade) to provide Autodesk Education Suites for Entertainment Creation to enable more focused training in 3D modeling, animation and rendering for faculty and students in 19 universities throughout Spain.

As the demand for skilled computer graphics users continues to rise, Spain is looking to increase the capabilities of its university graduates. The Spanish ministry worked with Autodesk to help identify the appropriate software to meet its goals. After researching the local games market, pipeline requirements and academic programs throughout Europe, Autodesk recommended that the universities implement the Autodesk Education Suite for Entertainment Creation.

The Suite gives students and faculty access to Autodesk 3ds Max, Autodesk Maya, Autodesk Softimage, Autodesk MotionBuilder, Autodesk Mudbox and Autodesk SketchBook Pro software, enabling aspiring film, television, games and visual effects artists to use the same technology used by professionals around the world. As part of the arrangement, Autodesk will provide a training course for teachers at the universities, bringing them up to speed on the products’ capabilities.

“We’re honored to be chosen by the Spanish Ministerio de Industria, Turismo y Comercio, to help take their students to the next level of computer graphics education,” said Joe Astroth, Ph.D., Autodesk chief education officer.

About the Spanish Ministerio de Industria, Turismo y Comercio

The ministry is part of Spain’s Department of General Administration of State, responsible for proposing and implementing government policy on development and industrial innovation, trade, small and medium enterprises, energy and mining, tourism, telecommunications, audiovisual and development of an information society.

Autodesk Education Initiatives

Autodesk supports students and educators by providing design software, innovative programs and other resources designed to inspire the next generation of professionals. By supporting educators to advance design education and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills, Autodesk is helping prepare students for future academic and career success. Autodesk supports schools and institutions of higher learning worldwide through substantial discounts, subscriptions, grant programs, training, curriculum development and community resources. For more information about Autodesk education programs and solutions, visit

About Autodesk

Autodesk, Inc., is a world leader in 2D and 3D design, engineering and entertainment software for the manufacturing, building and construction, and media and entertainment markets. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk continues to develop the broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art software to help customers experience their ideas digitally before they are built. Fortune 100 companies -- as well as Academy Award winners for Best Visual Effects for the last 15 consecutive years -- use Autodesk software tools to design, visualize and simulate their ideas to save time and money, enhance quality and foster innovation for competitive advantage. For additional information about Autodesk, visit

Autodesk, AutoCAD, Maya, MotionBuilder, Mudbox, SketchBook, Softimage and 3ds Max are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other countries. Academy Award is a registered trademark of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. All other brand names, product names or trademarks belong to their respective holders. Autodesk reserves the right to alter product and services offerings, and specifications and pricing at any time without notice, and is not responsible for typographical or graphical errors that may appear in this document.

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