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QTEdu- Coordination and support action for Quantum Technology Education

Education, Management, Strategy
Education and support actions

Join the QT Education Working Groups!

We are bringing together quantum professionals from different walks of quantum education, research, and industry to help define the future of Europe’s quantum workforce as the second quantum revolution unfolds.

Read more about the groups and register here. The information will be collected and managed by the QTEdu CSA. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact Jacob Sherson (sherson@phys.au.dk) and Oxana Mishina (omishina@gmail.com).

Competence Framework for Quantum Technologies

In May 2021, the QTEdu consortium published the first version of the European Competence Framework for Quantum TechnologiesThe competence framework aims to map the landscape of competences and skills in Quantum Technologies thus establishing a common language facilitating communication and cooperation among different stakeholders in the education ecosystem. While version 1.0 presents an overview of what can be learned, the next version will also incorporate the different proficiency levels that can be reached when learning each competence and skill in Quantum Technologies. This framework is envisioned to be a starting point for planning and structuring a variety of educational and training projects in Quantum Technologies, e.g., master programs at universities, training programs for the industry workforce, or educational research initiatives.

We used a bottom-up approach to compile this competence framework, i.e., we ran a three-round Delphi study over the last year with many participants from the QT community. Moreover, the results were refined by conducting expert interviews for each subfield. In the future, the competence framework will be regularly updated as the field of Quantum Technologies evolves. We see it as a living document and welcome suggestions for additions and corrections at any time. Please contact Rainer Müller and Franziska Greinert  (f.greinert@tu-braunschweig.de) with your feedback.

In the long run, we envision a European quantum education community characterized by adaptability, growth, and synergies among all relevant stakeholders. Here the competence framework’s central role is to provide a common language and point of reference. We thus envision an ecosystem in which institutions can seamlessly augment their efforts with the appropriate modules, and learners can mix and match their education and training to fulfill their needs.

Download Competence Framework for Quantum Technologies
  • Competence Framework for Quantum Technologies Version 1.0 (May 2021) PDF - 577.05 KB
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Education and outreach databases

In order to support the diverse community of learnerseducators, and policymakers driving the 2nd quantum revolution Quantum Flagship created several independent databases. The new entries are welcome at any time in order to expand the community engaged in quantum science and technology education. Find out more about the databases and how to submit a new entry.

Working Groups coordination & Pilot consortia formation, May 2021

At the moment, we are coordinating the efforts in the WGs and facilitating the formation of pilot consortia in the QT Education Community. Our efforts are towards a bottom-up transparent process that we facilitated through network meetings and the use of the MiroBoard where community members could share their ideas and proposals.

You are welcome to join the community and become part of the Working Groups and the pilots.

Are you new here and want to participate? Follow these steps to join the WGs:

  1. Register to the Working Groups
  2. Create your 1-page intro slide
    If you are interested in becoming part of one pilot, please follow the additional steps below.
  3. Get all the information:
    Slides first networking meeting (16/04/2021)
    Pilot formation activities and application process
  4. Learn more about the current open pilot consortia (May 2021-August 2022). Want to join a pilot? Contact the coordinator(s) of the pilot of your interest.
    • Open Outreach pilot – contact the coordinators
    • Open Schools pilot (focus: Edu research) – contact the coordinators
    • Open Schools pilot ( focus: formulating concrete Edu materials) – contact the coordinators
    • Open Minor pilot – contact the coordinators
    • Open Master pilot – contact the coordinators
    • Open Industry pilot – contact the coordinators

If you have questions about the pilots, don’t hesitate to contact info.qtedu@qtedu.eu and Grazia Bastasin (g.bastasin@tudelft.nl)

!Reminder!
Pilot Application document submission deadline: Friday 21st May 2021 (to be sent to pilots.qtedu@qtedu.eu).

QTEdu WGs Kick-off meetings, March 2021 (slides and recording)

Why the QTEdu CSA?

The purpose of this project is to assist the European Quantum Flagship with the creation of the learning ecosystem necessary to inform and educate society about quantum technologies. The goal is that a quantum-ready society, with knowledge about and positive attitudes towards quantum technologies, will enable the emergence of a quantum-ready workforce.

The quantum community, in their Strategic Research Agenda, called for this CSA due to an immediate need for coordinated public education and outreach efforts at all levels ranging from schools, through universities, and up to the working environment and general public.

The current QTEdu CSA was founded as a result of the European call “FETFLAG-07-2020 Training and Education on Quantum Technologies” and runs from September 2020 to August 2022.

Goals:

  • Community building and infrastructure support.
  • Kick-start pan-European pilot programs for school and university students, industry, and the general public.
  • Bottom-up construction of a roadmap towards a Pan-European Quantum Workforce

Work packages, partners and contacts:

Work packages Partners Contacts
WP1: Building the Quantum Education Community Aarhus University (AU), Denmark Jacob Sherson - co-coordinator (sherson@phys.au.dk)
WP2: Infrastructure service: QTEdu online repository, WP5: Management Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Italy - Coordinator Chiara Macchiavello - coordinator (chiara@unipv.it), Oxana Mishina (mishina@iom.cnr.it)
WP3: Competence framework Technische Universität Braunschweig (TUBS), Germany Rainer Müller - co-coordinator (rainer.mueller@tu-bs.de)
WP4: Pilot programs Technische Universiteit Delft (TU Delft), Netherlands Grazia Bastasin (G.Bastasin@tudelft.nl)