FQT logoThe FQT is an exciting new Doctoral Training Programme funded by the EU under FP7 Marie Curie Actions and designed to push forward the next generation of quantum  technologies.

By combining our world class research along with strong international connections in academia and industry, students will be equipped with the skills to become leading scientists of the future. We expect them to excel not only in research but in their ability to engage with both their peers and the general public. We combine the efforts of two distinct but closely linked areas of research to train young researchers: the generation of extreme light sources and the study of light-matter interactions, to train 13 ESRs to complete their PhDs with outstanding research skills and the abilities required to push forward the next generation of quantum technologies.

EU emblemThis project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no: 317232


For general enquires about the FQT, please contact Dr Doug Plato

Please note, as of September 2014 all available studentships have been filled. The FQT official ended on the 31st August 2017.

About the FQT

Project overview

13 PhD studentships are fully funded by the programme.


Research in the FQT

The FQT involves collaboration between a large number of groups and  researchers. For more information please explore the links below:

Latest News and events

  • As of 31st August 2017, the FQT Programme has officially ended.
  • Congratulations to Moritz Hambach for his recent publication in Nature Physics
  • The Quantum Optics to Quantum Technology workshop will be taking place from 11-13th July at the Royal Society in London - see www.qotoqt.org for more details and how to apply.