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Google planning quantum tech centre in Ljubljana

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The US tech giant Google is planning to launch a quantum technologies centre in Ljubljana, Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister Igor Papič told the STA on 30 May. Doctoral students could start this autumn or next year at the latest. Several hundred engineers are expected to graduate annually.

Papič did not know the value of the investment. He said this was in Google's hands. "The ministry has pledged to provide scholarships, training for students and help with their residence permits."

"Google's plan to educate doctors in the field of quantum technologies in Slovenia is a recognition for the country and the Ljubljana Faculty of Mathematics and Physics," said Papič on the sidelines of the Conference by the Slovenian Committee of Electric Power Engineers in Bled.

The faculty and professor Dragan Mihailović are directly involved in the project, said Papič, adding that this proved Slovenia was recognised for its expertise in this niche field.

The minister said that Google would bring a number of globally acclaimed experts to the country, while Slovenia would try to attract some to stay here, because they are needed.


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