Internationality and Regional Roots

HSG encourages student exchanges with about 190 universities worldwide. Annual contribution in the value of CHF 201 million to the region. Find out about the HSG in figures about «Internationality and Regional Roots».

Guest students

  • International HSG network about 190 partner schools worldwide.
  • 47 per cent of undergraduates spend a semester abroad.
  • 41 per cent of students at the Master's Level spend at least one semester abroad.

Number of staff

  • HSG is one of the canton's biggest employers.
  • 62 per cent of these employees live in the region Appenzell AR – St.Gallen – Bodensee.
  • A total of 2824 persons were working at the University of St.Gallen (984,7 full-time equivalents, 2015).
  • The University employs eleven trainees in five professions.

Regional impact of the HSG

  • Annual contribution in the value of CHF 207 million to the region of Appenzell AR – St.Gallen – Bodensee (2013).
  • Increase in regional purchasing power, particularly through the students.

Value creation by the HSG in the region