Quantum Doctoral Pilot Programme

This new doctoral programme (QDOC) will train the next line of quantum technology experts as part of the Finnish Quantum Flagship's eight-year master plan.

The Finnish Ministry of Education announced on February 7, 2024 its funding plans for Finland's new PhD pilot programme, which aims to recruit 1 000 new doctoral students of various disciplines.


new quantum doctoral positions


in funding (2024-2027)

QDOC 2024 Timeline

Spring 2024
Recruitment is underway. Visit each institution's respective webpages below to see their hiring timelines.

QDOC-Participating Universities and Partner Organisations

The following universities will induct their first quantum doctoral candidates in the Fall 2024 as part of the new PhD pilot programme. Additionally, VTT and CSC will serve as industrial partners in the QDOC programme.


1. Aalto University ๐Ÿ”—
Superconducting technologies; quantum materials; integrated quantum photonics; sensing applications; quantum computers; algorithms and software; quantum communications engineering; quantum foundations; market emergence

2. University of Helsinki ๐Ÿ”—
Quantum algorithms and software; quantum simulations and NISQ; quantum information and foundations; quantum education research; quantum philosophy

3. Tampere University ๐Ÿ”—
Novel quantum materials and metamaterials; quantum emitters and lasers; quantum photonics; theory of quantum many-body systems

4. University of Jyvรคskylรค ๐Ÿ”—
Superconducting circuits; quantum materials; radiation sensors; quantum algorithms and software; precision measurements; quantum photonics

5. University of Oulu ๐Ÿ”—
Quantum simulation; cybersecurity; molecular qudits; NV-centers

6. University of Turku ๐Ÿ”—
Quantum foundations; optical methods

7. University of Eastern Finland ๐Ÿ”—
Micro- and nanodiamond synthesis; quantum-enhanced electromagnetic measurements; quantum photonics

Partner organisations

8. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Microsystems design and fabrication; quantum components and architectures; system integration; quantum computers; quantum standards and atomic clocks; deployment of QKD in Finland

9. CSC - IT Center for Science
Hybrid high-performance computing and quantum computing infrastructure (HPC+QC); deployment of QKD in Finland