174 alumni clubs on five continents Our alumni association has existed for more than 80 years, making it the oldest and perhaps most influential of its kind in central Europe. HSG Alumni is the University of St.Gallen’s official alumni association. With about 25,000 members, over 170 alumni clubs on five continents and more than 300 annual events it is one of the most active alumni organisations in Europe. The goal of HSG Alumni is to promote networking among former students and to maintain their ties with their alma mater. HSG Alumni’s activities are divided into three areas: friend-raising: maintaining and developing the University of St.Gallen’s alumni network brain-raising: encouraging the flow of knowledge and experience between the university and alumni fund-raising: acquiring financial support for university projects that cannot be financed through public funding HSG Alumni is a not-for-profit, independent organisation that works closely with the university. The work of the volunteer board is supported and coordinated by a permanent office in St.Gallen.