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                                    FORM 6-K

                        REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER

                      PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16 OF
                       THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

                     Report on Form 6-K dated June 26, 2003

                           Commission File No. 0-28578

                             DASSAULT SYSTEMES S.A.
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         9, Quai Marcel Dassault, B.P. 310, 92156 Suresnes Cedex, France
                    (Address of Principal Executive Offices)

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Dassault Systemes S.A. (the "Company") is furnishing under cover of Form 6-K a
press release, dated June 26, 2003, announcing that IBM and the Company's
worldwide academic program to develop elite PLM engineers has exceeded a $100
million contribution level.


[IBM logo/Dassault Systemes logo]

                 IBM and Dassault Systemes' Worldwide Academic
              Program to Develop Elite PLM Engineers Exceeds $100
                           Million Contribution Level

      Partners equip tomorrow's innovators with leading-edge technology to
      enable companies to benefit fully from Product Lifecycle Management

Linkoping, Sweden and Paris, France - June 26, 2003 - IBM and Dassault Systemes
(Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) today announced that one of
Sweden's leading technical universities, the Linkoping Institute of Technology,
became the latest participating university in the IBM Product Lifecycle
Management (PLM) Higher Education and Training Program (HEAT).

The Linkoping Institute of Technology's Department of Mechanical Engineering
(IKP) has graduated from a traditional CAD platform to an IBM PLM solution
platform, with CATIA(R) V5 for collaborative product development and SMARTEAM(R)
for lifecycle management, collaboration and decision support, developed by
Dassault Systemes.

IBM and Dassault Systemes' contribution to colleges and universities around the
world has reached a new peak of $110 million in overall PLM HEAT program
benefits, exceeding the $70 million goal originally established when the program
was initiated in 1997. The PLM HEAT program educates university and high school
students in PLM software and methodologies. Using IBM Product Lifecycle
Management's core product design and product data management applications,
CATIA, ENOVIA(TM) and SMARTEAM, the program seeks to help alleviate the shortage
of skilled engineers by preparing students for the business world.

As demand for IBM's PLM solutions grows, existing training sites are unable to
meet the increasing demands for skilled professionals required by manufacturing
companies. Accordingly, IBM's Product Lifecycle Management business unit, with
support from Dassault Systemes, created the PLM HEAT Program to enable
universities to fulfill the abundance of requests from students and instructors
to use the state-of-the-art CATIA and SMARTEAM applications.

IBM and Dassault Systemes now provide top educational institutions around the
world with the necessary products, services and benefits to establish a leading
edge CAD curriculum using CATIA, the world's number one product design software.
Universities and academic institutions receive CATIA and SMARTEAM software for
curriculum or research and development for a nominal fee, along with instructor
training and technical support, as well as free CATIA Companion courseware.

Professor Stefan Bjorklund, Department Chair of Mechanical Engineering at
Linkoping Institute of Technology, said, "Launching this new cooperative venture
between our university, IBM and Dassault Systemes will enable us to train
tomorrow's workforce on the most advanced technology available today. It's
important that the curriculum we offer, as well as our PLM systems on which we
educate our students, reflect and support actual business needs. Leading players
in many industries already leverage IBM PLM Solutions. These systems will give
tomorrow's workforce the capability of accelerating and assimilating


new technological developments in product design and collaboration. Moreover,
the IBM PLM Systems will be a useful tool in existing research projects and
business networks where collaboration is required."

Ed Petrozelli, general manager, IBM Product Lifecycle Management, said, "IBM
supports innovation by partnering with universities to facilitate the
integration of the next generation of the workforce. Today's announcement
reaffirms IBM's commitment to not only deliver the best solutions and
methodologies on the market, but also to prepare competent and trained IT
professionals to shape the on-demand workplace of the future."

"Dassault Systemes is dedicated to education and believes that future success of
business depends on equipping tomorrow's innovators with leading-edge design
technology today," said Francis Bernard, founder and executive committee
advisor, Dassault Systemes. "With this program, we are reaching our objective."

IBM and Dassault Systemes have a legacy of preparing technology professionals
for the demands of working in the real world. Their investment in HEAT supports
the needs of students, universities and customers, and the broader demands of
the business world. IBM and Dassault Systemes have already provided more than
150 institutions in North America, 650 in Europe, and 200 around the world with
the opportunity to build a state-of-the-art Product Lifecycle Management
application curriculum.


About Linkoping University
The Department of Mechanical Engineering (IKP), part of Linkoping Institute of
Technology at Linkoping University, employs some 200 people and pursues research
and undergraduate education in the field of mechanical engineering. There are
six research areas at IKP that are interacting both as regards research and
undergraduate programmes. The university has a close cooperation with industry
in research as well as in the undergraduate programmes. The project works
performed by the students are built on real problems that the different
companies have encountered. The university is also involved in commissioned
research and research projects within the framework of different national
research programmes. In recent years the proportion of the IKP industrial
cooperation has increased following our engagement in several different national
research schools. For more information visit

About IBM
IBM is the world's largest information technology company, with 80 years of
leadership in helping businesses innovate. IBM Sales & Distribution, which
supports more than a dozen key industries worldwide, works with companies of all
sizes around the world to deploy the full range of IBM technologies. The fastest
way to get more information about IBM is through the IBM home page at

About Dassault Systemes
As world leader in PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) solutions, the Dassault
Systemes Group brings value to more than 65,000 customers in 80 countries. A
pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systemes develops and
markets PLM application software and services that support industrial processes
and provide a 3D vision of the entire life cycle of products from conception to
retirement. Its offering includes integrated PLM solutions for product
development (CATIA, ENOVIA, DELMIA, SMARTEAM), general-use 3D solutions
(SolidWorks), and 3D components (SPATIAL). Dassault Systemes is listed on the
Nasdaq (DASTY) and Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA) stock exchanges. For more
information, visit

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          Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934,
the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

                                        DASSAULT SYSTEMES S.A.

Date: June 26, 2003                     By:    /s/ Thibault de Tersant
                                        Name:  Thibault de Tersant
                                        Title: Executive Vice President,
                                               Finance and Administration


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            Current Report on Form 6-K (Commission File No. 0-28578)

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