ISS:IQP - International Summer School in Integrated Quantum Photonics

The University of Bristol welcomes PhD students based in USA, Canada and the UK to the International Summer School in Integrated Quantum Photonics (ISSIQP) which will take place July 19 – 26 (2023).​

Applications are now closed.

ISSIQP will present the fundamental principles of integrated photonic devices, including hands-on activities involving design, fabrication, and characterisation. ISSIQP will showcase how such integrated photonic devices can be used to implement applications in quantum technologies​.

The ISSIQP programme, led by Quantum Engineering Centre for Doctoral Training Director Jorge Barreto, will be hosted by QETLabs in the School of Physics at Bristol and takes advantage of the state-of-the-art facilities available, including computer and experimental laboratories. Leading academic and industrial experts from USA, Canada and the UK will provide guest lectures and assist the Bristol team in delivering ISSIQP structured in six themes:​

  • classical photonics​
  • quantum photonics​
  • computer laboratories​
  • business, enterprise and innovation​
  • hybrid photonics and interfaces​
  • photonic laboratories​

Attendees will also be invited to present at our poster sessions, providing further opportunities to network and form new collaborations with peers from across the UK and North America. 

ISS:IQP Summer School Schedule 2023 version 2

Target Audience 

ISSIQP is open to PhD students based in the UK, USA and Canada.

ISSIQP accepts PhD students with a base knowledge in quantum information, with an interest in learning more about the different implementations of quantum photonics. 

Price & Funding available

ISSIQP registration fee is £650.

There are limited funds available to support students who would otherwise be unable to attend the summer school. This funding will preferentially be given to students from backgrounds that are traditionally under-represented in quantum technologies. 

Application deadlines

Applications are now closed.

Full details, including the finalised programme and confirmed speakers, are available here: ISS:IQP programme (PDF, 2,056kB)

For more information about QETLabs and the wider Bristol quantum ecosystem, visit our 'About Us' page.​ For questions about ISSIQP, please contact


Students will be accommodated at Goldney Hall in a single room in a flat, sharing a bathroom and kitchen with other students. Breakfast will be included. Goldney Hall is a 15-20 minute walk to Tyndall Avenue where most lectures and activities will take place.

Contact us

For questions about ISSIQP or if you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact 

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