Four NSSN Member universities forming Sydney Quantum Academy

The NSW gov announced the new Sydney Quantum Academy in February. The partnership is between four NSSN member universities: the University of Sydney, UNSW, Macquarie University and University of Technology Sydney. NSW is set to become a global quantum computing powerhouse with $15.4 million funding from the NSW Government to create the Sydney Quantum Academy (SQA).

The Sydney Quantum Academy will:

  • Encourage students to collaborate and train across the four universities;

  • Directly link students to industry through internships and research;

  • Support the development of quantum technology startup businesses; and

  • Promote Sydney as a global leader in quantum.

The NSW Government funding, combined with the current university and future industry support, means the total investment in the SQA will be about $35 million.

NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer Professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte said there’s currently an international shortage for skills relating to quantum theory, science, engineering and software development.

“Sydney already has one of the largest cohorts of quantum research students – and we want to keep them here,” Professor Durrant-Whyte said.

“The Sydney Quantum Academy will produce the next generation of engineers in quantum technology and cement NSW’s place at the forefront of this revolutionary technology.”

For more information read the press release from The University of Sydney here .

Inka-Maria Bane