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The Humboldt Foundation uses the gender starlet to communicate in a gender-sensitive fashion

We are convinced that diversity of perspectives is the precondition for excellence. So, for us, excellence starts with indicating diversity in our language.

Why we reach for the *** (stars)


Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Jean-Paul-Strasse 12
53173 Bonn

Phone: (+49) 0228-833-0
Fax: (+49) 0228-833-199


The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is a judicable foundation under civil law.

Authorized Persons

Secretary General: Dr. Thomas Hesse (komm.)

Responsible Supervisory Authority

Regierungspräsident in Köln (as foundation commissioner)
Zeughausstraße 2-10
50667 Köln

Responsible for contents according to § 6 MDStV

Dr. Thomas Hesse (komm.)


Kristine Logemann


Ulla Hecken
Stefan Wünsche

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