Gender-sens­it­ive lan­guage

Gender-sensitive language - implementation at Paderborn University

The Presidential Board of Paderborn University decided on 12.06.2019 to use the gender asterisk for gender-sensitive language in all public documents of Paderborn University until further notice (adoption of a legal basis at state or federal level).

The gender asterisk is intended to express the gender-conscious use of language, both male and female and non-binary gender identities. In order to ensure correct grammar in texts, pronouns and articles are usually also gendered (e.g. "sein*e Mitarbeiter*in"; der*die Professor*in).


A guideline for gender-sensitive language can be found here.