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    Azure for Education

    The developer tools and learning resources students and educators need to build cloud-based skills.

    Dream it. Build it. Live it.

    Build, deploy, and manage applications with comprehensive Azure cloud services. Whether you’re a student getting started, an educator teaching advanced workloads, or just interested in building cloud-based skills in your community, we’ve got the cloud development resources you need.

    Students

    Students jump-start their careers and innovation with free access to Azure, developer tools, and learning resources.

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    Educators

    Professors, teaching assistants, and faculty get access to open source content for classes and $200 in Azure credits, plus free services.

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    Institutions

    Prepare your students for cloud-based tech careers with Azure. Provide professional developer tools, software, services, and educational content to your faculty and students with a low-cost subscription to Azure Dev Tools for Teaching.

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    Help students in your community build cloud skills

    Bring learning opportunities to your community, whether it’s your family, a club, or your local school. Get started with these resources and tools to help students build the skills they need for the future.

    Compete in Microsoft Imagine Cup

    Imagine Cup empowers the next generation of computer science students to team up and use their creativity, passion, and knowledge to create applications that shape how we live, work, and play. Every year tens of thousands of students from across the globe compete for cash, travel, prizes, and the honor of taking home the Imagine Cup.

    Learn about Imagine Cup

    Host a workshop

    Use GitHub hosted labs to bring AI, machine learning, and the Internet of Things (IoT) to your community workshop. Each hands-on lab contains step-by-step instructions to help you build intelligent applications with popular Azure products.

    Explore AI and machine learning labs

    Explore IoT labs

    Take a free coding course

    Start learning today with free learning paths and labs to improve coding skills. Whether you’re just starting out or you have some coding experience, Microsoft Learn has a path for you.

    Explore hands-on learning

    Create a computer lab in the cloud

    Easily set up and provide on-demand access to preconfigured virtual machines to support your classroom, workshop, or hackathon.

    Try Azure Lab Services

    Learn more about student programs and offers

    Take advantage of a variety of programs, resources, and career opportunities to help students pursue careers in technology or any other industry.

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    Universities are doing great things with Azure

    “By using Azure Notebooks, students aren’t hindered by installation issues. They can just start working straight away. All they need is a decent browser and an Internet connection.”

    —Dr. Garth Wells: Hibbit Reader in Solid Mechanics, Department of Engineering

    Read how Cambridge uses Azure to teach engineering

    University of Cambridge

    “We tried several solutions and found that many cloud-based IoT platforms are overly complicated for what they do. Among the possible options, Azure was the best choice to get this done.”

    —Luca Mottola: Associate Professor, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

    Learn why Milan’s largest university chose Azure

    Politecnico

    Students build a prosthetic solution using Azure

    In July 2018, two students from Canada won the Imagine Cup and took home $85000 plus $50000 in Azure grants for designing an accessibility-focused solution. They created smartARM, a robotic prosthetic hand that calculates the appropriate grip for objects by utilizing Microsoft Azure Machine Learning and Computer Vision.

    Meet Team smartARM and their incredible innovation