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Writing in English for the University

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:

  • writing English texts
  • translating German texts into English
  • ensuring correctness and consistency

English usage style guide

Please refer to this short document to avoid the most common mistakes. It outlines how you should refer to the University as well as style issues such as formatting, spelling, abbreviations, capitalisation and using numbers. It also contains advice about dictionaries, translation tools and other external resources.

University glossary (German/English)

Please use this University tool to look up German words and find their English equivalents or explanations.

University German/English DeepL Translation service

You will find the University’s German/English DeepL translation service here, which includes many useful terms from the University Glossary, such as English translations of faculties and institutes.