University of the Basque Country, Bilbao, Spain

The University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) is a teaching and research institution officially founded in 1985. The university employs over 7.000 people throughout 31 faculties and schools geographically distributed in three campuses with over 50,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students. The UPV/EHU is the Spanish University offering the highest number of degrees, one third of these degrees having a quality mention from the Spanish Ministry of Education. The UPV/EHU has been also recognised as an International Excellence Research Campus by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation.

Since the first Research Framework Programmes, the UPV/EHU has been very active and has participated in over 40 projects from the Sixth Framework Programme (FP6), leading 2 of them, mainly in the Activity Area 3 (NMP) and Activity area 2 (IST) and Activity area 1 (Health). With regards to the seventh Framework Programme (FP7) the UPV/EHU participates in 53 projects, coordinating 12 of them and is the beneficiary of two Starting Grant, and an Advanced Grant, accounting with more than 15 million Euro of FP7 financing. It also participates in 5 Initial Training Networks (coordinating one) 7 Individual Fellowships and 1 International Research Exchange Programme (IRSES).

Bilbao, where UPV/EHU is located, is a lively and enjoyable city with a well connected international airport, with an impressive dense cultural agenda throughout the year, with many indoor and outdoor sport facilities, and an uncountable number of astonishing surroundings inside the Basque Country and other Spanish regions.

The group led by Prof. Enrique Solano has a long-standing experience and a large number of contributions in the related fields, in particular in quantum optics, superconducting qubits, circuit quantum electrodynamics, relativistic quantum mechanics, and quantum information. This group works in close contact with an international network of collaborators in Europe and different continents, supported by several local, European, and international grants, providing a friendly, competitive, and multicultural scientific environment.