This Franco-German academy on quantum technologies offers Master’s students the opportunity to discover the connection between quantum physics and the development of new technologies all the while benefitting from an international and multidisciplinary network of researchers, entrepreneurs and students. During the course of an intense week between Germany (Karlsruhe, Saarbrücken) and France (Strasbourg, Paris-Saclay), the 30 students selected will discover the different possible fields of application of quantum physics, with lab visits, workshops, high-end conferences and meetings with companies interested in the development of quantum technologies. This is the unique occasion to develop soft skills and think about your future career!



The Academy will take place from 24 to 31st August 2019, at four different sites in France and Germany. The Academy will be held entirely in English.

24 - 26 August: Karlsruhe (Germany)
26 - 27 August: Strasbourg (France)
27 - 29 August: Saarbrücken (Germany)
29 - 31 August: Paris-Saclay (France)

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Final Ceremony

The Final Ceremony of the Quantum Future Academy will take place at 16h30 at the Insitut d'Optique Graduate School (Palaiseau), and it will include a speech from the President of Université Paris-Saclay, Sylvie Retailleau, and a scientific conference from Alain Aspect. This event is open to public, upon obligatory reservation.



The participation at <Quantum Future|Academy> is free of charge.

Travel expenses to Karlsruhe and from Paris-Saclay will be refunded (based on the price of a 2nd class train ticket.) Transportation between the different sites, accomodation and meals will be covered by the organisors.


Join the Academy

The application is open for students:

  • in a Bachelor’s or Master’s programme (from the 5th semester onwards) in engineering or natural sciences, enrolled in a French or Germany university;
  • proficient in English;
  • with basic knowledge of quantum mechanics.

15 students from France and 15 students from Germany will be selected.


The application file must include:

  • The application form: Application form
  • CV in English
  • A motivation letter (max. 1 page) in English, specifying your motivations and knowledge of quantum mechanics
  • Your grades from the last two semesters
  • As an option, a letter of recommendation from a teacher or an internship supervisor.


Deadline for applications: 9 June 2019


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Quantum Future Academy is a joint initiative of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Science Research (BMBF) and the French Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation (MESRI). The project is supported by the French-German University. The Academy is hosted by the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, the University of Strasburg, the University Saarbrücken and Université Paris-Saclay.


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