training networks

The center is fully engaged in the development and management of different programs focused on the training of the researcher along the different stages. Predoc training in cutting-edge technologies or support in other countries for university training of teachers and students are two examples or our activities in the training field.

Currently, different projects are being carried out along these lines, all of them at an international level. The aim of the center to train excellent researchers is a key objective in our path to obtain an also excellent research.


European Doctorate in Indium Phosphide PIC Fabrication Technology – EDIFY is an EU-funded (European Industrial Doctorate Innovative Training Network) involving the University of Vigo (Spain) as the Academic Partner, and SMART Photonics (The Netherlands) as Industrial Partner.

Through their individual PhD research projects, EDIFY will provide cutting-edge training to young researchers in the emerging field of integrated photonics and its translation into circuit design, fabrication and commercialization. Combined with a multidisciplinary training program, delivered by experts from both academia and industry, and time spent in both sectors, the appointed researchers will graduate with the knowledge and skills to set new agendas that inform the future directions of InP integrated photonics, at a time when the sector is facing an increased need of well-trained multidisciplinary scientists with specific scientific and technical skills who are needed to tackle the development of high performing InP PICs.

The applicants will be enrolled, after undergoing academic training related to physics and integrated photonics, in an extensive 30 month research program in SMART Photonics, the world’s first pure-play foundry for Indium Phosphide photonics semiconductors. During this placement, they will participate in 4 different high-level integrated photonics’ research projects. These projects are: to develop low loss waveguides in integrated circuits, aluminum containing quantum wells, compact models for integrated photonics fabrication and application oriented PICs. All this guided by our proven track record in InP research.



Quantum Communications for ALL (QCALL) is a European Innovative Training Network that seeks to take the next necessary steps to bring the development of quantum technologies closer to the doorstep of end users. QCALL will train a group of 15 doctoral researchers in this area to provide secure communications in the European continent and, in the long run, to its connections worldwide. Check out our research work packages and training activities as schools and workshops to find more about the scope of the project.



This project aims to strengthen higher education capacities by establishing a common and unified platform of SPOC and MOOC technologies. The participants in this project take advantage of successful experiences and good practices. Additionally, they will benefit from the online course platforms, which are already successfully implemented nationally and internationally in Europe.

Its general objectives are:

  • Support the adoption of a learning approach combined with the use of new teaching practices: Open and Massive Lines (MOOC) and Small Group Private Lines (SPOC).
  • Support public and private universities in the design and development of teaching materials.
  • Equipping public and private universities, with an emphasis on Moroccan women through a common and unified SPOC platform and MOOC courses.
  • Contribute to the opening of Moroccan public and private universities to the socio-economic world by moving towards an online and open on-demand training model.