Dear prospective students,
As the President of the University of St.Gallen (HSG) I am delighted at your interest in studying at HSG.
Our unique educational profile is informed by our Vision:
“As one of Europe’s leading business universities, we are recognised globally as a place for thought leadership on current economic, business, and societal matters and for the development of talent which is able to integrate perspectives and act both entrepreneurially and responsibly.“
To live up to this vision, we take a holistic approach to education and offer degree programmes that give our students, alongside their specific subject competences, a social, historical and cultural awareness to accompany them on their future paths. Besides the courses in their chosen discipline, all students must also take courses in other core HSG disciplines and in subjects such as history, philosophy, business ethics, psychology, and sociology. Embedding specialist knowledge into a broader context enables our students to expand their perspectives and develop critical thinking and the ability to deal with complexity, as well as with cultural, social and ecological challenges.
It is a concern of ours that our students should become aware of their role and learn to assume sustainable responsibility for society. Becoming a member of one of HSG’s various student initiatives is one good way to achieve this.
I am confident that your studies at HSG will be both a personal challenge and a personal encouragement for you and that they will offer you an excellent basis for your journey through life.
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Ehrenzeller, President of the University of St.Gallen