The HSG Foundation would like to thank all of its benefactors

Private individuals, companies, foundations: The University of St.Gallen was able to quickly implement strategically important projects and establish itself as one of the leading business universities thanks to significant donations. Many thanks to our benefactors for their commitment!

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Foundation

Mission, aims and impact

The aim of the HSG Foundation is to promote the University of St.Gallen in its development as one of the leading international business universities. It initiates and combines funding activities to realise strategically important projects for the HSG, thus contributing to assuring research and teaching excellence.

Areas of activity

Practice-oriented research and entrepreneurship

Digital literacy and learning expertise

Personal Meetings

Global positioning

Areas of activity

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Practical research and entrepreneurship

The HSG Foundation supports entrepreneurship at the HSG as well as research, which develops business-friendly and practical solutions for the many challenges of future generations. It promotes initiatives, which strengthen responsible behaviour and a liberal economic order as the foundations of a free society.

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Digital teaching and learning expertise

The HSG Foundation supports the University of St.Gallen in seizing the opportunities of digitalisation.

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Personal Meetings

The HSG Foundation enables people to experience the HSG campus as a meeting place – as formative experiences in their personal development – with charismatic personalities from research, business, politics and culture.

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Global positioning

The HSG Foundation supports the University of St.Gallen in its quest to attract global talent to St.Gallen. In doing so, it makes a contribution towards increasing the attractiveness of the HSG and the region as an academic hub for researchers, students and companies.

2018

The financing of the HSG Learning Center is well on track thanks to the encouragement of generous benefactors amounting to more than 40 million Swiss francs. The winning project has been decided: the architectural firm Sou Fujimoto Architects wins the competition and impresses the panel of judges. Going-live: the HSG Foundation gets a new website with a fresh look.

2017

Speech by the benefactor partners for the HSG Learning Center of the University of St.Gallen.

2016

The foundation sincerely thanks Wolfram Martel who is handing over the office of president to Dr. Paul Achleitner after 16 years of tireless work and great personal commitment. Important course of action: the HSG Foundation decides to realise the HSG Learning Center. The new board of trustees defines the four areas of activity in which the HSG Foundation will actively support the University of St.Gallen.

2015

Extension of the University of St.Gallen on the Platztor and Rosenberg campuses: their modular master planning is completed in autumn. The financial autonomy of the University of St.Gallen is subject to new political regulations and laid down in the University Act.

2014

Initial discussions with the governmental and cantonal representatives about the newly planned campus. Urs Landolf strengthens his commitment to fundraising in the HSG Foundation after his move from PwC to Wenger & Vieli.

2013

Official rebranding: the HSG Alumni Foundation is now called the HSG Foundation and Michael Lorz is appointed Managing Director. Generous donation from the Ernst Göhner Foundation and from our Honorary Senators enable the acquisition and the expansion of the teaching building in Tellstrasse.

2012

The HSG Alumni Foundation is to be transformed into the HSG Foundation. The aim of the foundation is to promote the strategic development of the University of St.Gallen in the fields of research and teaching. The foundation supports measures and projects related to the tasks and activities of the University of St.Gallen in the form of research and support contributions. One of these projects amounting to 100,000 Swiss francs is paid out to the «Ad Hoc» campus bar, which is run with great interest by the student body.

2011

Election of Thomas Bieger as the president of the HSG and successor to the outgoing Ernst Mohr. Winfried Ruigrok succeeds Peter Gomez as dean of the ES-HSG. Alexander Burtscher hands over the office of Managing Director of the HSG Alumni HSG Alumni Foundation after two years to Daniel Bargetze.

2010

The building at Gatterstrasse 9, which is home to the Löwenzahn Nursery, is extensively renovated.

2008

Donations amounting to 9 million Swiss francs enable the construction of the Executive Campus. Participants at the executive school can now stay overnight on the premises. This makes the University of St.Gallen a campus university. Alexander Burtscher is elected as the new Managing Director of the HSG Alumni Foundation and takes over from Philipp Kotsopoulos.

2006

Markus Brönnimann takes over as the successor to the former administrative director Markus Frank on the board of trustees.

2005

New members of the board of trustees are confirmed: Markus Frank as administrative director, Ernst Mohr as president of the HSG as well as Alexander Herzog and René Käppeli.

2001

Establishment of the HSG Alumni Foundation with the aim of promoting teaching and research at home and abroad. Founding members: Wolfram Martel (President), Wolfgang Schürer (Vice President), Urs Landolf (Treasurer), Bruno Bauer, Peter Gomez, Björn Johansson, Bénédict Hentsch, Christian König and Dorle Vallender.

Board of trustees

The HSG board of trustees – eight high-profile personalities.
The following personalities from the alumni and benefactors have been members of the board of trustees of the HSG Foundation since 2016:

Dr. Paul Achleitner

President

Chairman of the supervisory board of Deutsche Bank AG.

Prof. Dr. Thomas Bieger

Vice President

President of the University of St.Gallen (HSG)

Prof. Dr. Monika Bütler

Board of trustees

Director of the Chair for Business Politics at the University of St.Gallen (HSG)

Andreas R. Kirchschläger, lic. iur. HSG

Board of trustees

CEO of the elea Foundation for Ethics in Globalization

Dr. Urs Landolf

Board of trustees

President of HSG Alumni

Georg Schaeffler, lic.oec. HSG

Board of trustees

Chairman of the supervisory board of Schaeffler AG

Dr. h.c. Thomas Schmidheiny

Board of trustees

Entrepreneur

Urs Wietlisbach, lic.oec. HSG

Board of trustees

Partner, co-founder, member of the administrative board and chairman of the market committee of Partners Group Holding AG

«I am pleased to be able to take over the presidency of the HSG Foundation. My time at the HSG was decisive in setting my path in life and I would like to make a contribution to the development of my alma mater.»

Paul Achleitner

President of the board of trustees

«We are proud that so many well-known and experienced personalities were happy to commit to our foundation. The willingness to play an active role in promoting the University of St.Gallen shows the close ties with the HSG.»

Thomas Bieger

President of the University of St.Gallen

«It goes without saying that we want to give something back to our graduates and the university through personal commitment and funding activities. The HSG Foundation is a significant milestone for us at the HSG Alumni.»

Urs Landolf

President of the HSG Alumni

Team

Ernst Risch, lic.oec.HSG

Managing Director

Susanne Haake Kehl

Project Manager

Aline Tanno

PhD student

Our Projects

Business Economics and Public Policy