Translations into English

When communicating with and providing information to international or English-speaking target groups, it is important to use correct and consisten terminology.

Important information

  • Ulm University belongs to the European Higher Education Area. The language version as stipulated by the Board is therefore British English.
  • The correct English name of the University is 'Ulm University' – as shown in the logo.

Below are some useful tools for the corret translation of academic terms from German to English and vice versa:

Online Glossary (database)
This comprehensive database with search function for German and English will show you the translations of a broad range of academic terminology, particularly of the German higher education system.

We are still building and constantly refining this glossary and would like your help. Can't find a term or unhappy with its translation? Please contact Anke Zeppenfeld.

Glossary (pdf)
This is a short version of the glossary with the most important terminology specific to Ulm University for you to download and print.

Style guide (pdf)
A guide to the correct use of titles, forms of address, common German and English abbreviations, formats of date and time, phone numbers and much more.


Centre for Languages and Philology (ZSP)