New Master’s Program in Quantum Computing announced at SDU

Master’s program in Quantum Computing opens in summer 2025 at University of Southern Denmark

The Danish Ministry for Higher Education and Science just announced the approval of 11 new university programs, including a new Master’s Program in Quantum Computing at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU). The program opens in summer 2025.

The new Master in Quantum Computing will be available at SDU in Odense and will equip students with competencies within quantum computing and quantum software development.

According to Professor Jørgen Ellegaard Andersen, Director of Center for Quantum Mathematics (SDU) and Director for the SDU Quantum Hub, the new program comes at a great time:

“We are very excited to learn that the Minister for Higher Education and Science, Christina Egelund, have just announced the approval of our proposal for a brand-new education in quantum computing, the first of its kind in Denmark and we are very much looking forward to welcoming the first students summer 2025. The timing is ideal, since the education is set to graduate its first batch of students in 2027, which coincides with some of the leading quantum computing hardware companies’ prediction for when we will see the first real life quantum supremacy applications.”

The new program will build upon the existing expertise within quantum mathematics at University of Southern Denmark:

“We have at the Centre for Quantum Mathematics, at IMADA, SDU, created an elite group in quantum mathematics consisting of some of the top researchers in this area hired from some of best universities in the world,  like Harvard, Berkeley, Oxford, ETH, Duke and so on. With this buildup we are now in a perfect position to take up the task of educating the next generation of students in this fast-growing field of quantum computing”, says Professor Jørgen Ellegaard Andersen.

You can find the full story from the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science here [Danish only]: Nye uddannelser godkendt: Studerende får 11 nye uddannelsesudbud at vælge imellem — Uddannelses- og Forskningsministeriet (

Want to learn more about the opportunities to study quantum in Denmark?

At our Quantum Exchange Portal, you can access a full overview of the opportunities to study quantum in Denmark: Access here

Together with Australia, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States, Denmark took part in the launch of the Entanglement Exchange, a portal highlighting international exchange opportunities for students, postdocs, and researchers in quantum information science.

The Danish Exchange Portal is hosted by Danish Quantum Community and created in collaboration between Danish Quantum Community, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, and The Ministry for Higher Education of Science of Denmark. The portal provides an overview of the opportunities for international students to pursue their interest in quantum studies at Danish universities.

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