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QI for PV: Vietnamese delegation visits Germany and Switzerland

PTB, in partnership with the Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) and the Directorate for Standards, Metrology and Quality (STAMEQ) in Viet Nam, is implementing a bilateral, BMZ-funded project called “Promotion of Quality Assurance Services for Sustainable Energy” in Viet Nam from 2022 to 2025. The project aims to enhance the quality infrastructure (QI) services…

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Unlocking Potential in Viet Nam: Calidena Workshop Drives Quality

Within the framework of a BMZ-funded project to promote quality assurance in the photovoltaic-sector, the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) and the Directorate for Standards, Metrology and Quality (STAMEQ) collaborated to organize a Calidena workshop, which took place at the Intercontinental Hotel in Hanoi on 9-10 April. This two-day event served as a platform for various stakeholders…

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“A good example for me”: Kartini’s influence on Indonesian women

Every year, on April 21, Indonesia celebrates the life and work of national heroine Raden Adjeng Kartini. Born on that day in 1879, the Javanese princess is considered as an important figure in the Indonesian women’s empowerment movement. She also played a role in the national struggle for independence. Inspired by this, we want to…

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Legal metrology: Asia-Pacific Region meets in the Philippines

The 30th Asia-Pacific Legal Metrology Forum (APLMF) Meeting took place in November 2023. For the first time in three years, the participants were able to meet in person again. The Philippines were the host country and invited the participants to the island of Panglao in the Province of Bohol. Representatives from more than 20 countries…

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Quality assurance for renewable energies in Viet Nam

In light of new collaboration opportunities, the German Embassy, together with STAMEQ, seeks to amplify awareness around the mostly underestimated topic of Quality Infrastructure (QI) for Solar Energy. On April 12th, 2024, the third steering committee meeting of the Promotion of Quality Assurance Services for Sustainable Energy project, led by the German Metrology Institute, Physikalisch…

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Aid for “Mother Ganga”

World Water Day on 22 March – measuring the water quality of the Ganges is the focus of a PTB development cooperation project India’s holiest river is considered the embodiment of a river goddess and is also often called by the same name: Mother Ganga. According to Hindu belief, whoever bathes in the river will…

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NIMT directors visit PTB

We welcomed special guests to PTB on 23 October 2023. We were very pleased that the director of the National Metrology Institute of Thailand (NIMT for short), Dr Pornchai Suteerakune, and his deputy, Anusorn Tonmueanwai, paid us a personal visit during their trip to Europe. NIMT and PTB have a long history of successful cooperation.…

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Final workshop marking 10 years of successful work in the Mongolian energy sector

Following 10 years of successful and valuable cooperation with our Mongolian partners, our BMZ-funded project Support to Mongolia’s Quality Infrastructure with Particular Regard to the Energy Sector came to an end on 31 August 2023. To mark the occasion, we jointly organized a virtual wrap-up event entitled Insight into PTB Laboratories and we were very…

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Cooperation bears fruit: Mongolian delegation visits Germany

Staff members of the Mongolian University of Science and Technology (MUST) and the Ministry of Energy (MoE) visited Germany from 12-16 June during a delegation trip within the scope of the BMZ-funded project with Mongolia titled “Improving quality infrastructure in the energy sector”. One component of the project, which ended in August, focused on raising…