One place to learn about NEAR and Web3

If Web3 and blockchain is the future then NEAR University is the vehicle to take you there. Jump in!

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NEAR University

Here at NEAR University you can learn, earn and connect among friends in the NEAR community.

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NPS score
$1.74m
in ecosystem grants
20+
programs and courses

Featured programs

NEAR Certified Developer - Blockchain Developer - Learn to write, read and deploy smart contracts

NEAR Certified Analyst

New
Beginner

This course is an opportunity for technical and non-technical users alike to learn about the potential of the Open Web and propose meaningful solutions for development.

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NEAR Certified Developer - Blockchain Developer - Learn to write, read and deploy smart contracts
NEAR Certified Developer - Blockchain Developer - Learn to write, read and deploy smart contracts

NEAR Certified Developer

New
Intermediate

This course is an opportunity for web developers to earn a Certificate of Completion that represents the ability to design, develop, test and deploy smart contracts on the NEAR platform.

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NEAR Certified Developer - Blockchain Developer - Learn to write, read and deploy smart contracts
NEAR Certified Developer - Blockchain Developer - Learn to write, read and deploy smart contracts

NEAR Certified Instructor

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Advanced

This course prepares ambitious members of the community to design and lead their own courses. At least one other NEAR Certification level is required before attending this course.

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NEAR Certified Developer - Blockchain Developer - Learn to write, read and deploy smart contracts

Learn, Earn & Connect

Learn

Whether self-paced, online or in-person, we have created learning experiences that transform.

Certification Programs

Sometimes you want an experienced guide to help you navigate this new landscape. Explore certification programs designed to launch your learning. Get certified!

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NEAR Certified Developer - Blockchain Developer - Learn to write, read and deploy smart contracts

Self-paced Courses

Sometimes you want all the control because you know best how you like to learn. Explore courses and tools that will help you learn NEAR at your own pace. Start today!

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NEAR Certified Developer - Blockchain Developer - Learn to write, read and deploy smart contracts

Partner Courses

These  learning experiences are sponsored by NEAR Foundation in collaboration with expert industry partners who deliver world-class learning at scale. Explore the ecosystem!

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NEAR Certified Developer - Blockchain Developer - Learn to write, read and deploy smart contracts

Community Courses

Explore courses and tools designed by members of our ecosystem to provide you with the support you deserve at the level you require for optimal learning. Join us!

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Earn

Get paid to learn and build as part of our fellowship programs, supplement your income with bounties or fund your dream project with a grant.

NEAR Certified Developer - Blockchain Developer - Learn to write, read and deploy smart contracts

Fellowship Programs

Join the fellowship program as an Entrepreneur in Residence (EiR)or Developer in Residence (DiR) for up to 90 days of paid full / part time work on challenging problems.

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Ambassadors Program

This is your chance to join a community of world-class innovators and entrepreneurs that will build the future of the Internet.

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1000 Teachers Program

We're looking for 1000 talented educators to teach people about NEAR and the future of the Open Web.

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NEAR Certified Developer - Blockchain Developer - Learn to write, read and deploy smart contracts

Jobs & Opportunities

Connect with like-minded members of our ecosystem to work on some of our most challenging problems at scale and in public.

Find a job or talent

Connect

Engage with our fast-growing ecosystem of entrepreneurs and developers as we build the future of the Open Web

Get in touch with us

Find us on Discord and Twitter where we design, organize and host learning experiences that transform.

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Become a partner

If you are interested in becoming a NEAR Education partner, we welcome organizations with an audience eager to hear about NEAR.

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Meet with graduates

Meet the graduates of our NEAR Certified programs and engage them as collaborators or co-founders for your next venture.

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Join the ecosystem

Make new friends and find cofounders in our thriving ecosystem of ambitious entrepreneurs and developers.

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Super nice course. It almost concludes all concept that makes me get into the field fairly quickly.

audatert.near
NEAR Certified Developer

A great journey indeed! Completed the course in 2 days and now will be exploring how I can apply this to build my own application.

carsetat.near
NEAR Certified Developer

Excellent course to build the fundamentals. Both Instructors are rally amazing

ageonimi.near
NEAR Certified Developer

Videos and tutorial are so informative.

aquafina1.near
NEAR Certified Developer

I liked a lot, interesting, and funny sometimes, a very good experience of learning.

chodhoyb.near
NEAR Certified Developer

Gives a very good intro to the various important topics in the world of NEAR Protocol and blockchain.

ctrustre.near
NEAR Certified Developer

I enjoyed this course very much!

busticks.near
NEAR Certified Developer

This course was amazing. I knew nothing about blockchain before starting the course. Now I have a good foundational understanding to take the next step in my blockchain journey.

aderiniv.near
NEAR Certified Developer

Instruction is very good, helpful support.

vuquoccho.near
NEAR Certified Developer

Dedicated instructors

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NEAR Certified Developer

Who we are

Learners and Teachers

We find joy in making complicated things easier for people to understand and believe in empowerment through continued learning. Our team is made up of technical and non-technical users that love solving problems in creative ways.

Creatives and Creators

Our team is made up of devs and data scientists, artists and adventurers, entrepreneurs and dreamers. We believe that by working together we can provide just about anyone a meaningful learning experience.

Builders and Makers

We love to see our ideas become reality. In addition to our education work, we are also hard at work on our own technical, creative, and nonprofit projects. We know that the whole point of learning is to be able to do stuff.

Let's build the Open Web!

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NEAR is secure enough to manage high value assets like money, assets and  identity while being performant and affordable enough to make things useful for everyday people.

Technically speaking, NEAR is a layer 1 smart contract platform (like Ethereum but cheaper and faster) that scales by parallelizing storage and compute using a technique called “sharding”.