The University of St.Gallen (HSG) Founded in 1898, we have become a centre of excellence through our practice-oriented approach, international flair and integrative view of studies. The University of St.Gallen (HSG) was founded as a business academy in 1898 – in the heyday of the St.Gallen embroidery industry and is nowadays a School of Management, Economics, Law, Social Sciences and International Affairs. The first lectures were held in 1899. The practice-oriented approach and integrative view have characterised the education we offer since those early days. Today, we are one of Europe’s leading business schools and are EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA accredited. Professional training and character building In 2001, we introduced Bachelor’s and Master’s degree courses across the board and fundamentally reformed the education we offer. Since then, we no longer focus just on professional training but also on character building. At our university, you can complete studies at Bachelor’s, Master’s and Ph.D. level. The close integration of studies, further education and research is important to us. 200 partner universities We have 200 international partner universities. Our students have the option to gain a double degree in cooperation with other universities or to spend an exchange term abroad. Numerous further education options We offer a range of further education options such as postgraduate training, seminars, courses and in-house seminars. Applied research We not only conduct basic research but are also known for our applied research. Institutes and research centres Our 42 institutes, research institutes and centers are our hallmark: the mostly autonomously organised institutes finance themselves to a large degree but are closely linked to the university. The institutes are active in research, consulting and further education.