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The digital accreditation process has been established in Tunisia. Congratulations!

The Tunisian Accreditation Council (TUNAC) has recently started to digitalize its administration system as well as its accreditation processes and has set up a central database for this purpose. TUNAC is carrying out these activities to be able to react to the requirements of ISO/IEC 17011 towards accreditation bodies and the accreditation process as well as…

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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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Symposium on green hydrogen: IRENA presents the QI roadmap

Within the scope of the four-day International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Innovation Week, a symposium on the need for a quality infrastructure (QI) for the green hydrogen industry took place in Bonn on 28 September 2023. Around 50 representatives of international institutions, lobbies, consulting firms as well as other actors from the energy supply sector and QI met…

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A Success for the Future: PTB establish programme for pharmaceutical operators in Kenya

In collaboration with the International University of Africa USIU and the German multinational science and technology company Merck, the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), Germany’s National Metrology Institute, joins forces with Kenyan pharmaceutical manufacturers Dawa, Biodeal, Elys, and Regal to establish an educational programme in the East African Country. This programme aims to improve the pharmaceutical manufacturing…

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A decade for Africa: PAQI celebrates its 10th anniversary

This delicious cake was not only ceremoniously cut but eaten in its entirety by the many guests who celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Pan-African Quality Infrastructure (PAQI) on 12 October. The party took place in the impressive complex of the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa following meetings of the PAQI Joint Committee and…

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Setting an example: PTB and EACֹ’s study tour to Ethiopia’s leather sector

The Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) and the East African Community (EAC), supported by the Gesellschaft für Agrarprojekte (GFA), conducted a joint study tour to Addis Abeba, Ethiopia between 19 and 23 June. This visit was part of the project “Strengthening of the Quality Infrastructure of Selected Sectors in the EAC”, which is funded by the German…

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WTO meets with PTB and BMZ: Trade, standards and technical regulations

The World Trade Organization (WTO) visited the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) and the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). PTB and the Trade Department of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) invited various stakeholders from industry, politics and civil society to Berlin on 6 July 2023 for a presentation and discussion…

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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…

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Two Rounds of Thank Yous

PTB at the 2023 Open House at the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in Berlin The BMZ in Berlin opened its doors to interested visitors on 19 and 20 August 2023. The event, which took place on a summer day, attracted several thousand people who were able to learn about the ministry’s…