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Equality in science and research

The Working Group for Equality Issues at the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF) (in German only) is established in accordance with the Federal Equal Treatment Act (Bundes-Gleichbehandlungsgesetz) and deals with all issues relating to equal treatment and the promotion of women at the Ministry.

Guide to gender-neutral language

The BMBWF’s language guide (PDF, 247 KB) (Sprachleitfaden, in German only) contains guidance on how to communicate in gender-neutral language that includes both women and men.

“These mandatory guidelines are aimed at all staff throughout the Ministry – both those in the Central Office and employees in all subordinate departments as defined in the 2002 circular.”