Why we're here

At Databricks, we believe that university students should learn the latest data science tools used in industry to enhance their value in the workforce upon graduation. The Databricks University Alliance provides complimentary assets to educators and students for teaching and learning these next-generation tools in both in-person and virtual classrooms.

Educators and faculty

Interested in teaching Databricks? If you are an educator or faculty member at a university, you are invited to join the Databricks University Alliance.

For students and aspiring data scientists who want to learn Databricks

View one-hour hands-on workshops

Free to all audiences. Learn more

Sign up for the Databricks Community Edition

Free to all audiences. Learn more

Access free self-paced courses on Databricks

Only available to students from universities and must sign up with university-provided email address. Learn more

All approved educators and faculty receive:

Access to the online community of educators teaching using Databricks in the classroom

A curated list of resources for educators getting started with Databricks, including:

  • Sample Notebooks
  • Slides and workshops on topics, including Delta Lake, Apache Spark

Educators and faculty are also eligible to use any of the resources available to students

Select classes needing high-scale computing resources may request:

Free Databricks credits and cloud credits for courses powered by AWS and Azure (availability limited)

Having access to industry-leading tools and programs provided by Databricks, a company that continues to drive innovation across the data science and machine learning community, is very exciting for our professors, students and university.”

- Kyle Hamilton, professor and coordinator of the Machine Learning at Scale course at UC Berkeley