The master's degree in Quantum Science and Technologies, coordinated by the University of Barcelona, is the result of common effort of the University of Barcelona, the Autonomous University of Barcelona, the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, the Institute of Photonic Sciences, the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, the Institute of High Energy Physics and the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. It arises in parallel to the establishment of the emerging community in Quantum Technologies, QuantumCat.

The program is aimed at graduates in Physics, Physical Engineering or equivalent degrees who want to continue specialization studies in Quantum Science and Technologies and its fundamental objectives are on the one hand to provide a solid education in theoretical physics and quantum information theory and to offer a variety of elective subjects to form a forward-looking study plan oriented to the development of quantum science and technology.

The program is taught by 30+ expert professors, and covers the core concepts of quantum science and technology, as well as practical tools and techniques.
The master gives access to cutting-edge theoretical and experimental research in the fields of quantum sensing, communication, computing and simulation.

Direct connections to industry through the QuantumCAT community, and the participation of high-tech companies in the teaching program and an annual careers symposium, will facilitate the future integration of students in both academic and industrial sectors.

Prof Bruno Julia, member of the Institute of Cosmos Sciences and coordinator of the Master in the Quantum Science and Technology program notes, “Quantum physics will play a major role in the next future developments in our capacity to compute, communicate, and measure with precision. A solid education in Quantum sciences will be a crucial asset to both push the boundaries of our knowledge and also to develop new industrial products profiting from the intricate quantum properties. This master is the seed for a quantum future.”

Prof. Morgan Mitchell, Coordinator QuantumCAT, the Quantum Technologies Hub of Catalonia, adds, “Quantum technology is growing rapidly in Catalonia, with universities, research centres, startup companies and established industrials all working to bring about the second quantum revolution. QuantumCAT, strongly supports the creation of the Master in QST, as a way to boost the skilled workforce in this dynamic industry. We look forward to working with MQST students and graduates.”