Real-world skills for higher education

Drive a fast transition to inclusive, online learning with tools, resources, and industry-recognized certification programs that empower students with real-world skills they need to thrive in a digital economy.


77% of students will need new tech skills by 2030.


6.2 million job openings in cloud-based technologies by 2022.

Grow real-world skills

Whether it’s learning to code or gaining an industry-recognized certification, Microsoft tools and programs help students develop the skills they need.

Case Study

University of Lincoln

Find out how the University of Lincoln are thinking about skilling their student for the needs of industry and helping their employability.

Build confidence in remote teaching and learning

Prepare your faculty, students, and staff—no matter what their experience level—are ready to teach, learn, and work remotely.

Help students quickly build the skills and confidence they need

As colleges and universities around the world respond to COVID-19, the need for remote learning tools has never been more urgent. Get the resources, training, and certifications that will help your students, faculty, and staff as they navigate their new normal.

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Find practical skill-building tools and guidance for students, faculty, and staff.


Students and faculty can earn certifications that demonstrate they’re keeping pace with today’s technical roles and requirements.

Microsoft Learn

Build skills in popular Microsoft technologies with this self-directed way of learning, featuring step-by-step tutorials, interactive environments, and custom learning paths that help students achieve industry-recognized certifications.

Real-world tools

With LinkedIn Learning and tools like GitHub, Azure and Visual Studio Code, students and faculty can build the practical skills they need.

Faculty and staff

Empower faculty and staff with real-world tools and resources, no matter where they’re working or learning.

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As the digital economy evolves, students need technology skills to fuel their future success. Microsoft is here to help.

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Additional resources

Get on 2021

Find out about the UK initiative to help 1.5million people build careers in technology and help 300,000 connect to job opportunities.

AI Business School

A collection of courses that can help students learn about AI application across different industries and roles.

Microsoft Virtual Training Days for Higher Education

Learn about the power of Microsoft Azure. With our webinars you’ll be able to create the experience and opportunities you envision.

Global Skills Initiative

Find out about Microsoft’s Global Skills initiative. You will find useful content, courses and resources to support your students in finding jobs, building skills for the 10 most in demand roles and the interview process.

Help inspire the next tech talent

How do we build the tech talent of the future, make sure that young people are prepared for the new world of work and do all we can to inspire the next generation to build technology careers? Discover more in this session.

Transforming education to prepare the next generation of workers

Hear from Chris Rothwell, Director of Education, Microsoft UK, and two of our customers on how we are working with our educational institutions to close skills gap to prepare our students and educators for the future.