German Embassy Donates FTRH Spectrometer
The German Embassy in Ghana has donated a Fourier Transform (FTRH) Infrared Spectrometer worth 32,000 United States Dollars to the Department of Physics. The FTRH spectrometer is useful in functional group analysis of hydrocarbons or organic materials.
Gesine Spatz, Second in charge of Cultural and Press Affairs presenting the equipment, noted that KNUST and the German government has a good relationship over the years which has resulted in the execution of joint projects, staff and students exchanges, scholarships among others. She stated that Ghana-Germany diplomatic relations is also 60 years.
Mrs. Spartz indicated that academic ties between Germany and the wider world ate a main priority to the Germann Foreign policy, as more that 400 Ghanaian students over the past five years had a scholarship of the German Academic exchange.
The strong academic relations between Ghana and Germany is has seen 750 Ghanaians study in Germany and about 145 German scholarship holders study in Ghana.
She said the German alumni are back and contributing to all sectors of the economy and national development. The donation was therefore to help in the training of students and to promote research.
Professor kwasi Obiri-Danso in receiving the equipment thanked the German embassy and by extension the government of Germany for their continuous support to KNUST. He promised that the equipment will serve its intended purpose and would be maintained.