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CLASS offers hands-on experiential learning, incubators, and a growing community of practice to support workforce development within research and higher education (R&E).

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CLASS Program Elements

Learning Modules

CLASS offers hands-on, learning experiences that help higher education institutions explore ways to accelerate reresearch.


CLASS collaborates with various institutional partners to accelerate the adoption of cloud computing for research and higher education.

CLASS Community

CLASS aims to build a robust R&E community ready to move cloud forward! When you participate in any CLASS Learning module or Incubator program, you automatically become part of the CLASS community.

Upcoming Events

Date Topic Type Presenter Audience
02/06/23 - 04/10/23 AWS Solutions Architect Associate Certification (Cohort #5) Certification Prep (9 weeks) Sharif Nijim Enterprise IT
2/20/23 CLASS Advanced (More Info Coming Soon) 2-week training Various IT/Research Support
03/15/23 - 05/17/23 GCP Solutions Architect Certification (More Info Soon) Certification Prep (9 weeks) TBD Enterprise IT
04/15/23 CLASS Essentials for Amazon Web Services 4-hourworkshop Amanda Tan Research
04/22/23 CLASS Essentials for Microsoft Azure 4-hour workshop TBD Research

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Incubator Programs

In October 2022, Internet2 CLASS and Microsoft Azure launched the inaugural Azure Accelerator for Research Program. Four projects were selected to receive up to $5000 in credits, access to hands-on Azure workshops, and technical help from Azure solutions architects. Find out more about the projects here or on Github. You can watch the final presentation here.

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