Partnership with the praxis Strategic collaboration projects with partners from the practical sphere are fundamental for our research at the University of St. Gallen. Besides basic research, the HSG has always conducted practice-related research. This also finds expression in the strategic cooperation ventures with reputable practice partners. These cooperative ventures offer both young and experienced academics attractive research conditions in the sense of a direct transfer of knowledge. Please find below an overview with selected partners from business and industry: BMW Group Bosch IoT Lab Hilti Lab for Integrated Performance Management (IPM Lab) SAP Research & Innovation Hub SBB Lab (in German) ThyssenKrupp Lab (page not online yet) Rules of self-financing The University Act enables the University of St. Gallen to generate additional funds to complement basic public funding and tuition fees. The University of St. Gallen is aware of the fact that cooperation with sponsors and companies has to be entered into in such a way that the academic freedoms of teaching and research will not be affected. It therefore accords great value to precise rules and contractual regulations, which will safeguard the following central principles, in particular: preservation of the freedom of teaching and research, commitment to the HSG standards for subject matter and curricula, compliance with international standards and the HSG rules for the appointment and employment of research and teaching staff.