The Bruker ALPHA spectrometer offers a wide range of possible applications in the field of education and academia. It is very flexible with many different accessories. The Bruker Platinum diamond ATR for example, allows easy and fast sample measurement, even with thick rubber gloves inside a glovebox. The additionally available teaching kit is an ideal tool to impart knowledge about FTIR spectroscopy to the students. The starter package contains all necessary parts for the measurement of liquids, foils and gases. The instruction manual highlights both the practical and theoretical background of the subjects taught. Combined with the dedicated software wizard the manual provides perfect guidance of the students through all the experiments without the need to acquire specific skills on the spectroscopic OPUS software.