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Writing in German

Not only in visual terms but also in terms of language, a uniform appearance of the university is important in order to reach as many people as possible and to avoid misunderstandings.

Inclusive spelling (German)

The University of Göttingen wants to ensure equal opportunities and protection against discrimination for all its members and staff. Therefore, it promotes linguistic equality, also with regard to gender diversity. This handout (in German)supports you with practical examples of neutral wording, ways of addressing people, implementation in job advertisements and other areas.

Rules for text processing

The standard DIN 5008 gives recommendations for making documents reader-friendly, practical and clear (only in German).

Author affiliation policy

In order to ensure that publications by scientists of our university are correctly attributed to the University of Göttingen in databases such as SCOPUS or Web of Science, it is important to use the name "University of Goettingen" consistently in English. More information on this can be found in the Author affiliation policy.

Writing in English

The tools below have been developed to support University staff and students, as well as external companies producing material in English for the University, with the following:

  • English usage style guide (Leitfaden für den englischen Sprachgebrauch)
  • University glossary (German/English)
  • DeepL Translation