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In addition to news, there is a guide here to the pages of the PTB Web for school children and students (and/or their teachers and professors).


The International System of Units (SI) is being fundamentally reformed. In the fall of 2018, a large international conference is going to set the historical course for the future of the SI. The new SI will be based on fundamental constants instead of the seven base units as previously. PTB has accompanied this process by means of various large-scale research projects – among others the Avogadro project for the redefinition of the kilogram and of the mole, and the Boltzmann project for the redefinition of the kelvin. Moreover, PTB has played an important role by providing information on these reforms. PTB has recently published an info sheet about the new SI (in German and in English); you are welcome to order one free of charge from the Press and Information Office or to download it from our website. (www.Opens internal link in current windowptb.de > Opens internal link in current windowPress & What's new > Opens internal link in current windowBrochures > Initiates file downloadBrochures on the new International System of Units). The website also contains an extra...

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Materials for teachers

maßstäbe - the popular-scientific magazine of PTB

For your instruction at schools or universities, we would be pleased to send you the Opens internal link in current windowmaßstäbe (which are only available in German) or our Opens internal link in current windowbrochures free of charge in a class set.

School children's lab

What is PTB actually researching? What is the work of PTB's staff like and what vocational training is available here? From lessons in experimenting to introductory work experience – there are various age-appropriate ways for school children and students to get to know PTB from within.

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Vocational training at PTB

PTB trains vocational trainees and apprentices both in Braunschweig and also in Berlin. They profit from a highly modern technical environment and dedicated instructors. We have compiled helpful information on all the apprenticed professions and also many tips for the application.

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By means of student work, work experience or PTB's dual study program, students can set their priorities already during their training and get to know PTB's fields of work. 

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PTB cooperates in various ways in the field of research and teaching with national and international universities. Together with partner universities, student work (undergraduate and graduate studies, Bachelor's and Master's theses, internships) is assigned within PTB's broad field of activity. Thus, tomorrow's staff members can already become familiar with the metrological field of work in the broadest sense at a very early stage of their career and work on challenging questions.

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