Denmark holds several strongholds within quantum research that build on the legacy of Niels Bohr who insisted that great ideas should be developed in collaboration with others and for the common good. No country can develop quantum technology on their own and therefore, Denmark has joined an unofficial network of trusted partners within quantum technology. At the first network roundtable meeting in May 2022, it was highlighted that international collaboration will be important in order to accelerate discovery, share resources, and address global challenges.
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.
For more information on the Entanglement Exchange, please see the press release here: Entanglement Exchange Links Quantum Researchers Across Twelve Nations – National Quantum Initiative
Denmark is proud to be at the forefront of quantum research as the home country of several leading research institutions on quantum technology. Several quantum leaps were taken in Denmark in recent years, including the establishment of the world’s first ever quantum-encrypted communications link and the announcement of the new NATO DIANA Center for Quantum Technologies in Copenhagen.
Below, you can find a full list of all study programmes in Denmark that focus wholly or partially on the study of quantum technology. The list includes programmes from the master’s level and up.
University of Southern Denmark
SDU hosts two centres working with quantum technology:
Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
Open PhD positions are available here: Search Jobs – DTU Minimal Careers (oraclecloud.com)
DTU Centres working with quantum technology:
University of Copenhagen
University of Copenhagen hosts several centres that work with quantum technology:
Denmark is one of the few countries in the world to have its own programme on Quantum Information Science. The new 2-year MSc in Quantum Information Science started up with its first cohort in September 2023 in a collaboration between University of Copenhagen and Technical University of Denmark.
Read more about the programme on the websites of the two universites:
The QuanTEEM Master allows students to harvest the benefits of an international environment, combining European quantum expertise in a partnership between Aarhus University in Denmark, Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté (UBFC) in France and Technische Universität Kaiserlautern (TUK) in Germany.
The Master’s programme is a diploma of excellence funded by the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme, supporting high-level international students who wish to study in Europe.
More information about the programme can be found here: Master QuanTEEM (u-bourgogne.fr)
In Denmark, the programme is based at Aarhus University’s Center for Complex Quantum Systems. Further information about the Center can be found here: https://phys.au.dk/ccq
You can find more information about studying in Denmark at the website of StudyinDenmark.dk here: Study in Denmark
This portal is produced and hosted in partnership with The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and The Ministry of Higher Education and Science of Denmark. If you have any questions about the study programmes mentioned on this exchange portal, please reach out to the individual faculties or departments with your questions.