The building was designed according to a concept of Fred Sandra, well-known interior designer and co-founder of the Interior and Classic trade fairs (Figure 5). The lab space was constructed around a 64 square meters class-room. The first course on capillary GC was organized in the framework of TEMPUS (Trans-European Mobility Programme for University Studies) sponsored by the European Community. This program encouraged
higher education institutions in the EU Member States and partner countries to engage in structured cooperation. Participating countries were Belgium, The Netherlands,
Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria and Romania. A group photo of the course is shown in Figure 6. Research activities and training expanded to liquid chromatography (LC) and electrodriven separations methods such as capillary electrophoresis (CE) and capillary electrochromatography (CEC). New collaborations were established and worthwhile mentioning is with Gerstel GmbH, Mullheim, Germany a company introducing high volume GC injectors.