Ubuntu for education

With a wide range of educational software and certified hardware, Ubuntu provides secure, cost-effective, accessible computing for students, teachers and school administrators.


Education essentials

  • Open source — free from licensing restrictions
  • Microsoft-compatible office productivity suite
  • Fully translated into 100+ languages
  • Long Term Support releases come with five years of security patches and updates
  • On-site consulting services and training available
  • Virus free and highly secure
  • Runs well on old and new hardware
  • A wide range of education-specific apps for students and educators alike

A global success in education

Penn Manor school district, USA

Penn Manor saved $345,000 on 1,725 Ubuntu PCs at a fraction of what proprietary software costs.

Read the 'Penn Manor school district, USA' case study

The Andalusian Regional Government, Spain

Students throughout Andalusia now have access to a stable and easy-to-use technology environment.

Read the 'The Andalusian Regional Government, Spain' case study

Université de Nantes, France

Reduced the total cost of ownership across 40,000 Windows-dominated desktops.

Read the 'Université de Nantes, France' case study

Countless open source tools and apps available

  • Gcompris icon


    Software suite of learning and skill building activities for school children.

  • Marble icon


    Extensive virtual world atlas for exploring the earth and other planets.

  • iTalc icon


    IT tool which allows teachers to manage individual computers within school’s network.

  • Stellarium icon


    Planetarium software that displays 3D realistic skies in real time.

  • Scratch icon


    Collaborative programming environment for creating interactive stories, games and animation.

  • Biogenesis icon


    An artificial life program that simulates the processes involved in the evolution of organisms.

Support and management tools for your school

Ubuntu Advantage is the professional support package from the experts at Canonical. Get 24x7 support with access to engineers with first-hand experience of your issues. It also includes Landscape, the Ubuntu systems management tool, for monitoring, managing, patching and compliance reporting on all your Ubuntu desktops.

Learn about Ubuntu Advantage ›

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