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Azure Quantum for Educators

Promote learning and workforce development in the field of quantum computing with teaching and other resources from Azure Quantum

Developing a quantum-ready workforce

Create opportunities for students to learn, contribute, and build the future of quantum computing. Join universities and educators globally who are using world-class Azure Quantum curricula and resources to advance learning in the field of quantum and to meet the current and growing need for a workforce skilled in quantum.

Enhance student learning in quantum computing courses with:

  • The latest quantum hardware from a single cloud service—including trapped-ion, superconducting, and cold atom qubit approaches from providers such as IonQ and Quantinuum.
  • The ability to write once and run on multiple platforms.
  • Q# for high-performance runtime and resource estimation.
  • The flexibility to choose your language and SDK with native Qiskit and Cirq support.
  • Ready-to-teach, university-level curricula including programming exercises for quantum computing courses.
  • $500 in free Azure Quantum credits for all students—and larger grants up to $10000 for educators.

Additionally, collaborate with other educators by joining the Azure Quantum Network—promoting workforce development programs, developing new educational approaches, and participating in exciting hacks and contests.

Students can start their hands-on exploration of quantum hardware for free with Azure Quantum credits.

Discover ready-to-teach, university-level quantum curricula

Augment your current curriculum or develop new course materials with classroom-tested content from Azure Quantum.

Course materials include:

  • Full syllabus for a 14-week course.
  • Lecture slides on quantum computing.
  • Automatically graded programming assignments focused on solving quantum computing problems of varying complexity.
  • Programming assignments covering debugging of quantum programs, resource estimation of quantum programs, and running quantum programs on quantum hardware.
  • Ideas for final projects and examples of final projects done by actual students.

Explore quantum solutions together—with free hands-on hardware access for students

Create a hands-on learning environment and get your students experimenting—with free quantum hardware access for students. Every student in your classroom is eligible for $500 in Azure Quantum credits to use to experiment with participating quantum hardware partners.

Accelerate the learning journey:

Get started with a Azure free account or an Azure for Students free account (with no credit card required and $100 in Azure credits).

Start free

Create an Azure Quantum workspace in the Azure portal—with $500 in free Azure Quantum credits for each participating quantum hardware provider enabled by default. No application or other requirements.

Create a quantum workspace

Get hands-on with the free Azure Quantum credits: run Python or Q# code samples—ranging from creating a Q# quantum random number generator to submitting Qiskit quantum circuits in Azure Quantum.

Browse documentation and quickstarts

Interested in a research project? Submit a short application for a grant of up to $10000 in Azure Quantum credits toward the use of quantum hardware. Explore new algorithms, investigate applications and solutions, and benchmark with leading hardware platforms.

Apply now

Educational leaders advancing the future of quantum computing

University of Washington

"The combination of Azure Quantum's support of major Python SDKs and their credit program has enabled us to accelerate…quantum hardware training [for] our students. This training goes beyond quantum algorithm execution and toward understanding how hardware specifics affect performance and how algorithms can be tailored for hardware."

Kai-Mei Fu, Associate Professor, Department of Physics, University of Washington
University of Washington

Purdue University

"The Azure Quantum team helped attract a recently awarded grant to Purdue from the U.S. Department of Defense to develop a quantum education program for university and K-12 students. With Microsoft, we bring together students of different disciplines and provide them with educational materials…, free access to quantum hardware…, and opportunities to interact with and contribute to quantum technologies."

Mahdi Hosseini, Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University
Purdue University

More educational institutions partnered with Azure Quantum

Bar-Ilan University
Hogeschool van Amsterdam
Howard University
International Institue of Informational Technology Hyderabad
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Northeastern University
University of California, Los Angeles
University of KwaZulu-Natal
Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha
Universidad de Montevideo
University of Tennesee

Expanding quantum education with Azure Quantum

Learn how leaders in quantum education used the approach and teaching materials from Azure Quantum to provide stellar experiences for teachers and learners in undergraduate quantum classrooms.

Teaching Quantum Computing through a Practical Software-driven Approach: Experience Report

Quantum Computing for Undergraduate Engineering Students: Report of an Experience

Additional resources for quantum educators

Get research articles and quantum news from Microsoft delivered to your inbox.

Help students learn quantum computing concepts, operations, and Q# programming. Find a wide variety of learning resources for educators, researchers, and students, including free, self-paced Microsoft Learn courses and open-source quantum katas.

Read recent publications, hear about the latest in quantum research, and find open positions in the field of quantum.

Join the Azure Quantum team during their weekly office hours every Thursday at 8:30 AM, Pacific Time. Drop in or register to ask any questions and get help with documentation, educator feedback, and structuring Azure workspace for your classes.

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