QuSoft is the new Dutch research center for quantum software. Its mission is to develop new protocols, algorithms and applications that can be run on small and medium-sized prototypes of a quantum computer. The main focus of QuSoft is on the development of quantum software, which requires fundamentally different techniques and approaches from conventional software.

QuSoft was launched by CWI, UvA and VU in December 2015 and builds on the institutions’ excellent track record in quantum computing and quantum information.


The overarching challenge for QuSoft is to harness the power of quantum information, through the study of quantum information science and the development of quantum algorithms. A particular focus is the design and development of protocols for quantum computation and quantum communication that can be run on small and medium-sized qubit platforms.

The research at QuSoft can be divided into four lines:
1. Quantum simulation and few-qubit applications
2. Quantum information science
3. Cryptography in a quantum world
4. Quantum algorithms and complexity




Michael Walter organizes mini-symposium at SIAM Conference on Applied Algebraic Geometry 2019

On July 12, 2019, Michael Walter (UvA, QuSoft) and colleague Peter Bürgisser (TU Berlin) organize a mini-symposium on “Efficient algorithms for geometric invariant theory” at.. Read More →

Ph.D. position on the subject of quantum algorithms and complexity

Qusoft invites applications for a Ph.D. position supervised by Prof. Ronald de Wolf. Apply before September 2. For more information, see Jobs... Read More →