We have developed and published a handout for all those responsible in education (teachers, managers of educational institutions and in education policy).

This handout from the German Network „Ethische Nutzung von KI“ (Ethical use of AI) is intended as initial information for lecturers at universities who have not yet worked with AI. It consists of basic statements on the use of AI at universities and a FAQ list with recommendations for practice.

We have chosen this short form of handout because there are already numerous studies and scientific papers on the use of AI, but no two-page introduction that can be passed on to interested parties.

The handout is available here for download and for open and free distribution, adaptation and reuse (thanks to the Creative Commons CC-BY 4.0 licence):

Further information, examples and recommended reading will follow here.

About our German Network „Ethische Nutzung von KI“ (Ethical use of AI), the authors of the handout, its open licence and citation:

The German Network „Ethische Nutzung von KI“ (Ethical use of AI) met for the first time on 11 May 2023. Since then, we have been meeting once a month and all interested parties are most welcome! – Contact: Christian M. Stracke: <>

Authors: Christian M. Stracke (Universität Bonn), Bärbel Bohr (Ostschweizer Fachhochschule), Sonja Gabriel (KPH Wien/Krems), Nina Galla, Martin Hofmann (Pädagogische Hochschule St.Gallen), Heike Karolyi (FernUniversität in Hagen), Heike Mersmann-Hoffmann (Universität Münster), Julia Maria Mönig (Universität Bonn), Margret Mundorf (Hochschule Kaiserslautern), Simone Opel (FernUniversität in Hagen), Janine Rischke-Neß (HWR Berlin), Markus Schröppel (HMKW Hochschule für Medien), Alexis Silvestri (Universität für Weiterbildung Krems), Gudrun Anne Stroot (Jade Hochschule)

Open and free licence: Creative Commons CC-BY 4.0

Recommended citation: Stracke, C. M., Bohr, B., Gabriel, S., Galla, N., Hofmann, M., Karolyi, H., Mersmann-Hoffmann, H., Mönig, J. M., Mundorf, M., Opel, S., Rischke-Neß, J., Schröppel, M., Silvestri, A., & Stroot, G. (2024): What is Artificial Intelligence (AI)? How can I use AI ethically at university? Edited by the German Network „Ethische Nutzung von KI“.