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Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (National Metrology Institute, PTB)

The Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (National Metrology Institute, PTB) is based in Braunschweig and Berlin. Metrology is the theory of weights, measures and measuring systems.

The PTB has been implementing Technical Cooperation projects on behalf of the BMZ since the 1960s. Its fields of work are, for instance, mensuration, stan­dard­i­sa­tion, testing and quality assurance. PTB projects aim to establish and expand inter­national­ly recognised quality infra­struc­tures in developing countries and emerging economies. Thus, these countries too can improve their com­pet­i­tive­ness in world trade. The PTB is cur­rent­ly involved in nearly 50 development-policy projects and thus, directly or indirectly, helps more than 80 partner coun­tries. This work is largely financed by the BMZ.

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Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB)

Bundesallee 100
D-38116 Braunschweig
Phone: +49 / 531 / 592-30 06
Fax: +49 / 531 / 592-30 08

Abbestraße 2-12
D-10587 Berlin
Phone: +49 / 30 / 34 81-0

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