(SouthChinaMorningPost) The University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), one of the country’s top public research institutes, is now offering the nation’s first doctoral degree programme in quantum science and technology, as a global race to lead in this field intensifies. Its new academic programme reflects the government’s focus on increasing the number of quantum technology researchers in the country.
Located in Hefei, capital of eastern Anhui province, USTC will “accelerate cultivating leading talent” in quantum science and technology, while contributing to the country’s goal of being “at the forefront of the world” in this field, according to a statement released by the university last Friday.
Its doctoral curriculum for quantum science and technology is among 54 new academic programmes approved by the State Council, China’s cabinet, last month. Other newly approved doctoral programmes include one for artificial intelligence at Peking University in Beijing and another for nuclear science and technology at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, capital of southern Guangdong province.