The joint workshop of the Faculty of Physical Astronomy (PAF) and the Faculty of Chemical Geosciences is the central infrastructure for ensuring all technical prerequisites for teaching and research. It is managed by the Technical Director of the PAF who reports directly to the Dean.
The workshop network divides into design, precision mechanics 1 and 2, service point mechanics, locksmithery, electrical engineering and electronics.
The responsibilities range from the planning, development and construction of equipment, apparatus, teaching and demonstration models to the construction of complete test facilities for research including commissioning, maintenance and repair. This requires that the workshops are directly involved in research and teaching and are not purely service-oriented.