Apple has launched a new free iPhone Developer University Program. The program was created for higher education institutions interested in introducing curriculum for developing iPhone OS applications.
The program will allow instructors and professors to create a development team with up to 200 students. Additionally the site offers a number of development resources, tools for testing and debugging and the ability to share applications within the development team -- the same benefits afforded by the general iPhone Developer Program.
Applications created by these institutions can even be submitted to the iTunes App Store for distribution. The program will only be available to accredited higher education institutions within the United States.
What happens to the Apple's maligned Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) in the University Program remains to be seen. The NDA is curbing collaboration by developers, preventing the publication of many books, and now restricting republishing of communication with Apple, but likely won't find the University setting to be friendly territory.