The Barcelona Master in Quantum Science and Technology, coordinated by the University of Barcelona (UB), the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), is taking part in a brand new experimental pan-European collaboration, an initiative of the QTEdu support action of the €1.5bn European Commission-funded Quantum Flagship project.
The program, QTOM, the QTEdu Open Master, aims at providing means for students of Master’s programs across Europe to study diverse and important areas of Quantum Technology, as well as gaining valuable research experience from experts in their fields.
Access to the pilot is available for staff and students flexibly, through entirely standalone shared lecture courses, workshops and events, and guest lectures available from a network of over 30 partner institutions across Europe. An extensive internship program will also begin from January 2022, allowing students both remote and in-person (with funding support) hands-on exposure to cutting-edge Quantum Technology research.
A unique feature of QTOM is its focus on outcomes for students. Partner institutions have arranged ECTS accreditation for courses and projects undertaken through the program, so students are able to incorporate study and research modules into their own Master’s programs, including their thesis projects.
Furthermore, the pilot is trialling the use of the European Competence Framework for Quantum Technologies, which maps the educational requirements of the Quantum workforce of the future. Students are able to assemble their own education for their specific post-graduation needs and interests.
QTOM will host a launch event on Dec 6th at 16:00 CET, where you can hear more about participation as a student or provider of material. Registration is open now!