New master's programme "QuanTUK" planned
Quantum technologies are pushing more and more strongly and rapidly into industrial application. In some areas, development is moving so fast that the demand for skilled professionals cannot be met by university graduates. To enable working professionals to qualify in quantum technologies at an academic level, the Technische Universität Kaiserslautern (TUK) will develop a part-time, interdisciplinary distance learning programme. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research is providing around two million euros for three years for the conception and development of the study programme within the framework of the funding programme for quantum technologies. The new programme, called "QuanTUK", is to be launched at the Distance and Independent Studies Center (DISC) in three years.
It will be located at the interface between physics, mathematics, computer science and electrical engineering and information technology. "We are focusing on interdisciplinarity here in order to bring the students closer to the subject matter from many angles," says physics professor Dr. Artur Widera from the TUK, who is leading the project. Working groups from the departments are cooperating closely with the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM and the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence in the development of the new further education programme. The project is also accompanied by an industry advisory board to optimally adapt the offers to the needs of the economy.
"We are pleased to be able to contribute to this highly attractive study programme in quantum technology with our 30 years of distance learning expertise. In doing so, we are building on the very good cooperation with the participating departments, with whom we already run successful further education programmes," says Dr. Nadine Bondorf, the Managing Director of the DISC.
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