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QUSTEC: international, interdisciplinary and intersectoral doctoral programme in Quantum Science and Technologies

Project description

Innovative PhD programmes on quantum science and technologies

The EU-funded QUSTEC project offers interdisciplinary, intersectoral and international doctoral training in quantum science and technologies to 39 early-stage researchers. The programme coordinator is a legal identity called ‘Eucor – The European Campus’, which consists of five universities located at the borders between France, Germany and Switzerland. The QUSTEC training programme is in line with the European Charter for Researchers, the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers and the EU Principles for Innovative Doctoral Training. The scientific areas addressed include quantum electronics, artificial quantum systems, quantum nanodevices, non-equilibrium quantum systems, quantum resources and quantum simulations.

Objective

QUSTEC offers interdisciplinary, intersectoral and international doctoral training in the field of quantum science and technologies (QST) to 39 early-stage researchers. The coordinator is the European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation (EGTC) Eucor – The European Campus that consists of five universities that are located in the Upper Rhine research area, at the border between France, Germany and Switzerland. Within QUSTEC programme, the Eucor Members, University of Basel, University of Freiburg, University of Strasbourg and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology are joined by IBM-Research in Zurich and Walther-Meissner-Institute in Munich. The QUSTEC training programme is in line with the European Charter for Researchers, the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers and the EU Principles for Innovative Doctoral Training. Fellows can choose their research projects among the offer of the partner organisations and will be enrolled in a doctoral programme of one of the partaking universities. They are selected in an open, transparent, merit-based procedure based on international peer review. All early-stage researchers are offered a generous 4-year employment contract with the corresponding social security provisions. An individual training panel in a three-tier training programme will supervise them. With a budget of 9 139 308,48 Euro and an overall duration of 6 years, the QUSTEC programme offers one call and one reserve call for candidates from the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) field. The scientific focus lies on the six areas of quantum electronics, artificial quantum systems, quantum nanodevices, non-equilibrium quantum systems, quantum resources, and quantum simulation. The MSCA COFUND support serves as a nucleus for early-stage research career training, creates synergies among the partner institutions and contributes to Europe’s leadership role in the emerging field of QST.

Coordinator

EUCOR - THE EUROPEAN CAMPUS
Net EU contribution
€ 4 230 720,00
Address
FAHNENBERGPLATZ, REKTORAT UNI FREIBURG
79098 Freiburg
Germany

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Freiburg Freiburg im Breisgau, Stadtkreis
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Total cost
€ 8 461 440,00