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Transatlantic Exchange Partnership

The Collaborative student training in Quantum Information Processing project is part of the EU-Canada Programme for Cooperation in Higher Education, Training and Youth. Funding for this project is provided jointly by the European Commission's Directorate General for Education and Culture and Human Resources and Social Development Canada(HRSDC).

The project is aimed at giving graduate students in Canada and the EU exposure especially to study opportunities in Quantum Information Processing (QIP) that lie outside of the expertise of their local research groups. The primary vehicle for this will be internship aboard under expert faculty, coupled with suitable course work. The project also enables faculty interactions for dissemination of recent developments in QIP and development of a standardized curriculum.

The study program will consist of an internship with a faculty supervisor at the host institution and course work in relevant topics. Students will be matched with project supervisors based on the specialization within QIP that they choose. The intership will train graduate students within their chosen specialization, and the results of the project will be counted towards the project or thesis requirements of the degree program at their home institution. Students will receive a scholarship that is meant to cover travel, housing, living expenses, health insurance and other related expenses.

Participating Canadian Institutions

Participating European Institutions
(EU Program Resource)
Funded by EU-Canada programme

Funded by other sources

  • To study QIP, its sub-disciplines, and allied subjects. Including algorithms and complexity, error-correction, cryptography, communication, information theory; experimental implementation of QIP devices, communication and practical cryptography.
  • Duration: four months to one year, depending upon the nature of the internship and the degree requirements of the home institution.
  • 36 graduate students in total will participate in the exchange between the EU-Canada funded institutions.
  • At least one faculty member per institution will visit another partner institution per year.

Application and Further Information

For more details and information on how to apply, refer to the resource page. Specific inquiries should be directed to Monica Dey.