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Twinning towards the Russian-Armenian University’s scientific excellence and innovation capacity in nanomaterials for quantum information and quantum optics

Project description

Improving quantum technology in Armenia

Quantum technology is an emerging field that has revolutionised the modern world. It has inspired highly efficient quantum computers, decreasing ICT energy consumption, and it also supports artificial intelligence (AI) and Big Data applications. The EU-funded NanoQIQO twinning project will increase the research excellence and international visibility of the Russian–Armenian University (RAU), which is a national leader in nanotechnology, quantum mechanics and solid state physics. The project will establish a functional research network between RAU, the University of Hamburg (Germany) and the University of Patras (Greece). The collaboration consists of short-term exchanges of established researchers, training of early-stage researchers, dissemination and communication campaigns and development of research management and administration skills.


Quantum Technology (QT) is an emerging field with a heavy volume of investments globally – private (Google, IBM, Toshiba) and public (Canada, U.S. and EU with its 1 billion EUR Quantum Flagship). Among the most evident benefits provided by QT are highly efficient quantum computers decreasing ICT energy consumption and footprint, and boosting Artificial Intelligence and Big Data applications for improved economic efficiency, health, safety.

At the same time, Quantum Information Science is a rapidly evolving discipline with many research challenges, making the observation of quantum components a very actual task.

The Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University from Armenia is a national leader in Nanotechnology, Quantum Mechanics and Solid State Physics. The NanoQIQO Twinning project is initiated by RAU to enhance the research excellence, increase international visibility and open new prospects of research collaboration, including participation in EU-funded projects.

The project will create a functional research network between RAU and two international leaders in the field of material science, quantum mechanics and quantum optics - University of Hamburg (Germany) and University of Patras (Greece).

NanoQIQO project will include (i) short term exchanges of established researchers with regard to nanomaterials for quantum information and quantum optics; (ii) trainings for early-stage researchers to improve the career prospects; (iii) dissemination and communication campaign to raise RAU’s research profile and enhance the networking with international research community and stakeholders (iv) development of research management and administration skills in the RAU through upgrading of its Department of International Cooperation.

As a result of the project implementation, the RAU will boost its scientific and technological capacity, strengthen reputation and improve competitiveness, contributing together with the partners to the global progress in Quantum Technologies.

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Net EU contribution
€ 462 250,00
0051 Yerevan

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Total cost
€ 462 250,00

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