Towards a National Graduate School in Quantum Science and Technology
InstituteQ brings together the academic offering of InstituteQ partners Aalto University and University of Helsinki to provide master and PhD students the best possible education in the fields of Quantum Science and Technology. We are building on existing educational programs and extending the offering with cooperation between faculties and third-parties.
Our ethos is to provide education on a broad front and for various levels of expertise. We reach out the general public and the policy makers to communicate about quantum science and technologies.
We educate the future workforce in the field, promoting also joint supervision of students between organizations.
We enable the parties to jointly develop, coordinate and deliver top, international level education in quantum technology.
Study programmes and opportunities
Master Studies in Quantum Science and Technology
Aalto University and University of Helsinki have made the agreement "Cooperation on quantum technology education in the Helsinki metropolitan area", allowing students of the two institutions to cross-study quantum technology courses. At EduQ, we further develop educational frameworks and pursue comprehensive quantum technology study paths for students in fields relevant for quantum science and technology.
If you are a student and want to know more, a good starting point is the list of quantum-related courses at Aalto University and the University of Helsinki (PDF). See more information below.
Doctoral School in Quantum Technology
We currently host more than 100 doctoral students in our participating groups working on various aspects of quantum science and technology. Our doctorates can be experimental, theoretical/ computational or both. We aim to build bridges between different quantum technology-related fields, so the research topics can cover a broad range of activities. The ramp-up of the doctoral school is supported by the Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation.
Our industrial doctorates pursue their studies in close industrial collaborations. Research topics are industrially relevant and range from fundamental science to applied research. Ongoing industrial doctorates are supported and/or hosted by:
International opportunities: DigiQ
Through the DigiQ programme, students at Aalto University and University of Helsinki have access to enhanced university courses in Quantum Technology across Europe (online and/or on-site), internships and exchange programs, and four DigiQ student networks. .
Find out how to sign up here. Welcome to DigiQ! (PDF)
International opportunities: TBA
More international opportunities for Quantum Technology studies TBA.
Study planning and networking
Get in touch with our Coordinator if you want to discuss your study plans and/or meet other like-minded people..
We educate the highly skilled future workforce for the field, promoting also the joint supervision of students between organizations.
Studies in Quantum Technology at Aalto University contain Bachelor's and Master's levels majors, and several special courses.
Courses at University of Helsinki pertaining to the fields of Quantum Science and Technology are provided by several degree programmes.
FOR STUDENTS AT AALTO UNIVERSITY AND UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI
The Department of Applied Physics of the School of Science of Aalto University, the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering of the School of Electrical Engineering of Aalto University and the Faculty of Science of the University of Helsinki have signed an agreement on “Cooperation on quantum technology education in the Helsinki metropolitan area” (9/2021). This agreement allows undergraduate and graduate students of the participating institutions to sign up for any quantum-related courses organized by the same institutions.
Use the buttons below to download a handy list of all available quantum-related courses at Aalto University and the University of Helsinki, and step-by-step instructions on how to enroll and transfer credits.
(UH & Aalto)
(Master's level & UH)
(Doctoral level & Aalto)
EduQ Outreach, Aalto