Enable teaching, learning, and research with Google Cloud on your campus

Higher education institutions

Higher education institutions use Google Cloud to ignite digital transformation. From IT administrators to department leaders, and instructional designers to career center specialists, get the resources you need to power your campus with cloud.

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Build your knowledge with Google Cloud

Institutional staff members can apply for fundamental training materials at no cost. Apply for 200 Qwiklabs credits to get hands-on learning with Google Cloud. Staff members can explore curriculum by different learning paths, based on your role and interests.

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Benefits and paths

Elevate cloud computing on campus with Google Cloud programs for faculty, researchers, students, and IT staff

Teaching and learning programs

Explore training and programs for faculty and students to propel teaching and learning with Google Cloud.

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  • Google Cloud teaching credits program

    Faculty members can get credits for courses and students. Credits provide access to Google Cloud at no cost. See program and eligibility details below.

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  • Qwiklabs training credits

    Get a deeper understanding of Google Cloud with training materials and Skill Badges. Access the Qwiklabs Google Cloud catalog for hands-on practice using interactive labs. Staff and faculty can receive 200 Qwiklabs credits to use on any lab and each lab costs 0-15 credits. You can also create a Qwiklabs share group to share credits with students and track lab completion.

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  • Career readiness program

    Faculty members can prepare students for cloud careers with professional credentials. With a faculty sponsor, students can access professional-level training and credentials, while faculty provide guidance along the way. Applications are now open for the Associate Cloud Engineer track and Data Analyst track.

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  • Cloud Computing Foundations Curriculum

    Faculty members can use this curriculum to get students ready for careers in the cloud. This curriculum provides students who have little to no experience in cloud computing with a detailed overview of critical concepts including infrastructure, application development, and data and machine learning.

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Research programs

Power the next generation of research with cloud training and benefits.

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  • Google Cloud research credit programs

    Conduct large-scale analyses and transform research data into valuable insights. Academic researchers can submit a proposal to receive up to $5,000 in Google Cloud credits to use towards academic research.

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  • National Institutes of Health (NIH) STRIDES Initiative

    NIH-funded researchers can access favorable pricing on Google Cloud through the NIH STRIDES Initiative. STRIDES also helps NIH-funded researchers access consulting resources, training, billing assistance to facilitate data computation, storage, sharing, analysis, and sustainability.

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  • National Science Foundation (NSF) CloudBank Program

    NSF CloudBank makes it easy for NSF-funded researchers to accelerate research with Google Cloud. Researchers can request CloudBank when preparing proposals for "CloudAccess" enabled NSF solicitations.

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Institutional programs

Enable transformation across your communities with dedicated resources for cloud learning, research, and advancement from Google Cloud.

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  • Internet2 NET+ Google Cloud Offering

    Google Cloud is a member of the Internet2 Consortium, a not-for-profit organization governed by a Board of Trustees who represent diverse membership. The Internet2 NET+ Google Cloud offering includes a set of community-negotiated NET+ terms, access to NIH STRIDES, and choice of reseller/value-add partner.

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Advanced training

Take faculty and staff cloud training to the next level

Equip teams to thrive in a cloud-first workforce with programs to level up their skills, including certifications and instructor-led training.


Get Google Cloud certifications for faculty and staff

Validate expertise and show ability to transform institutions and business with Google Cloud technology.

Professional services

Explore instructor-led training for faculty and staff

Learn the value of Google Cloud and how to incorporate cloud-based solutions with live presentations, demos, and hands-on labs.

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