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SAS Powered Educators

A unique opportunity for collaboration and professional growth for Educators

The number of academics using and teaching SAS has grown steadily over time. More than 3,000 academic institutions now use SAS in their teaching and research activities. It has become clear that SAS Academics are keen to come together as a community, to share ideas and experience, and learn from their peers.

The SAS Powered Educators Community enables academics to engage and collaborate with their peers, to explore how fellow universities utilise and teach with SAS, and to share ideas. For us, it is an opportunity to help ensure you stay up-to-date with the latest trends, technologies, and methodologies in analytics. 

Upcoming Events

Join our thriving community of world class Educators. Network with like-minded professionals, access exclusive resources, and stay at the forefront of industry trends, ensuring your continued success.


We are currently working on plans for our next series of live events to take place in 2024. We will be sharing more details in due course.

In the meantime, please do explore details of our previous events below which include recordings.

Previous Events

November 2023
The Arab Academy for Management, Banking and Financial Sciences in , Cairo, Egypt

Webcast on Demand

Register to watch the webcast with Dr. Mostafa Hodieb, the Arab Academy's President. He shares firsthand insights on "Artificial Intelligence Disruption in Business Schools" in a chat with Glyn Townsend, SAS EMEA Education's Senior Director. Led by Murray de Villiers, SAS EMEA Education's Director, the interview reveals how the Academy transformed, embracing innovation, agility, and emerging technologies.

Featured Topic:
Artificial Intelligence Disruption in Business Schools

Guest: Dr. Mostafa Hodieb, President, The Arab Academy for Management, Banking and Financial Sciences.

September, 2023
North-West University, South Africa

A discussion with the representatives of three different worlds (University – Bank – SAS) was truly enriching. Employee productivity is highly valued in industry and shortening the time to productivity learning curve for fresh graduates stepping into industry is vital. North-West University has a formula that reduces this learning curve: Talent Connection through Industry Projects. Absa has played a major role over the past 20 years in this endeavor.

Featured Topic:
Talent connection through industry projects 

Prof Helgard Raubenheimer, Director Centre for Business, Mathematics and Informatics / Marelize Swart, Head Model Development CIB, Absa Group

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June, 2023
Business Academy Aarhaus, Denmark

We gained valuable insights from Professor Klaus Vilstrup Pedersen regarding the courses he embarked on and his overall experience. It is undoubtedly worth hearing his story to find inspiration for commencing your own teaching journey, with the SAS Skill Builder for Students serving as a solid groundwork.

Featured topic:

  • Using SAS Skill Builder for Students in teaching


  • Prof. Klaus Vilstrup Pedersen, Department of IT and Software Development

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March, 2023
Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania

We talked with Professor Monica Dragoicea about her experience using SAS, and how the democratization of analytics can help academics and business users to generate more reliable results.

Featured Topics:

  • The industry engagements at the Politehnica University of Bucharest;
  • The best way to make students interested in analytics and then employable – Talent Connection;
  • How data science can add value to a Smart City project; and
  • Why it is important to consider having a SAS Lab at a university.


  • Prof. Dr. Ing. Monica Drăgoicea, Faculty of Automation and Computers, Politehnica University of Bucharest.

Follow-up interview: Democratization of Analytics in Academia Supports More Reliable Results

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December, 2022
Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

The migration from SAS9 to SAS Viya is a pertinent subject that extends beyond academic customers. We delved into SAS Viya For Learners, a cloud-based software, and explored its advantages and disadvantages when used for teaching purposes. It was a fascinating discussion featuring two Educators with contrasting backgrounds: one with a business focus and the other with a technical orientation.

Featured topics:

  • Using SAS Viya in teaching
  • Migration from SAS 9 to SAS Viya
  • SAS Viya For Learners.


  • Mgr. Agnieszka Kucharska, Faculty of Management, Warsaw University of Technology
  • Bartosz Jabłoński, PhD. Faculty of Mathematics and Information Science, Warsaw University of Technology

Follow-up interview: Any Computer, Any Place, SAS Viya

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