New issue of HSG Focus has appeared
In September 2019, the digital University magazine HSG Focus will concentrate on "Health"
Public lectures in autumn 2019
In Autumn Semester 2019, the University of St.Gallen is inviting the general public to 36 public lectures.
Special topic: 2019 Swiss Elections
In our special topic, HSG experts analyse current political, economic and social developments in Switzerland.
The media stands in the middle of a digital transformation. What does it take to survive into the future? During a podium discussion, representatives of Swiss media companies confidently showed that digital opportunities will help quality journalism to flourish once again.
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) has renewed the accreditation of the University of St.Gallen (HSG) for the next five years. HSG is one of four universities in Switzerland and 831 worldwide to bear this quality seal.
The Advisory Committee is supporting the planned Platztor Campus site of the University of St.Gallen and the construction plans amounting to 207 million francs. The Platztor Campus site will enable the sustainable development of the University of St.Gallen and create urgently needed teaching and research facilities for basic education.
Approximately 80 percent of health expenditure is due to chronic diseases, which in turn are often attributable to an unhealthy lifestyle. Researchers at the HSG and ETH Zurich want to tackle this problem with digital helpers. A video clip from the current issue of "HSG Focus" on the topic of "Health". (in German)
Crowdsourcing works best in collaborativ settings - with collaborative crowds. In other settings, such as crowdsourcing competitions, individuals become less creative over time. This is shown in a study by Ivo Blohm, Assistant Professor for Data Science and Management at the Institute of Information Management (IWI-HSG).
What traits and characteristics can we look for in leaders that indicate that they will move their companies towards better social and environmental performance? An interview with Judith Walls, Chair for Sustainability Management of the Institute for Economy and the Environment (IWÖ-HSG).
Globalisation facilitates the flows of capital, goods, and ideas and it provides firms with access to new markets. Yet, the benefits from globalisation are not distributed equally. How do these imbalances feed back into the allocation of talent across competing teams? A research project by Ulrich Schetter (Swiss Institute for International Economics and Applied Economic Research at the HSG) and Oriol Tejada (ETH Zurich) provides answers to these questions.
Resistance to wind turbines or prejudices about e-mobility: In the polarised public debate about climate change and renewable energies, emotions play a major role. At the 10th St.Gallen Forum for Management of Renewable Energy, more than 150 international experts discussed current challenges, solutions and new business opportunities in the energy sector.
Nigeria is the largest oil producer in Africa. The country has been suffering from pollution from the oil industry for decades. To date, however, there are hardly any scientific studies that investigate the effects of oil accidents on the health of local people. A study carried out by Prof. Dr. Roland Hodler at the University of St.Gallen closes this gap by investigating the effects of oil spills on neonatal and infant mortality. (in German)
Mental illness is often associated with inability to work and often with early retirement. The "Center for Disability and Integration" at the University of St.Gallen under the direction of Professor Stephan Böhm was involved in a multi-year research project on behalf of the SVA, which developed concrete solutions for job retention. At the centre: training courses for managers who support those affected. (in German)
Safe and fuel efficient mobility are two core topics of a research project by Prof. Dr. Felix Wortmann and the ITEM-HSG. How can drivers be specifically warned of dangerous accident sites? How can fuel consumption information be presented in such a way that it leads to changes in driving behaviour? And what possibilities does the platform offer the health sector? (in German)
Prof. Dr. Martin Kolmar compares our consumption to a never ending story. What stands at the end of our consumption? Which neuroscientific aspects are associated with consumption? And what did the old virtues teach us? A video interview. (in German)
Marie Ringler, Europe Leader of the American non-profit organisation "Ashoka", on entrepreneurs who are committed to solving social and societal problems. A video interview on the occasion of the 49th St.Gallen Symposium. (in German)
Disruption is on everyone's lips. New technologies but also rapid social change can quickly become a disaster for many companies and their established business models. This makes it more important for companies to systematically monitor their own environment in order to identify threatening trends at an early stage. But what is the best way to do this? Dr. Maël Schnegg from the Institute for Accounting and Controlling at the HSG has helped to develop a tool for this challenge.
The Swiss artist Zilla Leutenegger on her work "Staircase: Lonely at the top", her art concept and the sgraffito technique used for the first time in her work. An art interview. (in German)
"Economic integration is of crucial importance for the monetary union. To function well, the countries have to trade a lot with each other." An interview with Matthias Weber, Assistant Professor of Finance at the Swiss Institute of Banking and Finance at the University of St.Gallen (s/bf-HSG).
"The most human thing in the world is art." Tony Cragg on the essence of sculpture, on form and material, and sculptures as radical political attitude. An art interview. (in German)
What is the influence of family business background on next-generation entrepreneurship? An interview with Josh Hsueh, Ph.D., post-doctoral researcher at the Center for Family Business at the University of St.Gallen.
What do the Swiss hope for? How satisfied are they and what are their expectations for the future? An interview with Dr. Andreas Krafft, Research Associate for Future Studies at the Institute for Systemic Management and Public Governance (IMP-HSG) and board member of "swissfuture" of the Swiss Association for Futures Studies. (in German)
To err is technical: Even autonomous cars can cause accidents. Who has to answer for the damage caused by the the vehicle "Trooper" in a careless moment? Melinda Lohmann, Assistant Professor of Business Law with special emphasis of Information Law, explains the case from the perspective of European law.
Felix Lehner, founder and managing director of Kunstgiesserei St.Gallen and Galerie Felix Lehner AG, on the artist Hans Josephsohn. Which sculptural and artistic questions have occupied Josephsohn throughout his life? What is so special about his work "Standing Figure, Untitled, 1962", which can be seen at the University of St.Gallen? And how important is the "counterpart" in all his works? (in German)
Franz Schultheis on the inhabitants of the art world, heterogeneous paths into the art world and the laws of the art market. What roles do social and cultural capital play and what characterizes Art Entrepreneurs? (in German)
The HSG becomes a research center for artificial intelligence. It is the first Swiss university to receive an NVIDIA supercomputer. Damian Borth, Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning at the University of St.Gallen, talks about the "DGX-2" and its potential for research. (English subtitles)
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Jenewein on "Empowerment" and "Positive Leadership". Why do traditional leadership methods no longer work? How important are empathy and communication for leaders and the ability "to see people and to recognize their individuality"? A video interview. (in German)
The criminal punishment of wrongdoers is as old as human kind itself. But why do we punish people? And does it work? This question is addressed by Nora Markwalder, Assistant Professor of Criminal Law at the Law School of the University of St.Gallen (LS-HSG).
The American sociologist Ross Koppel on the use of information technologies in clinics, necessary workarounds of doctors when using them and the possibilities of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence.
The American roboticist and roboethicist Ronald C. Arkin on the possibilities of robotics, artificial intelligence and robot companions. Which ethical questions follow here and why is it necessary to deal in a responsible way with the programming and pretensioning of emotions in robots? A video interview on the occasion of the 48th St.Gallen Symposium.
Miriam Meckel on trust and credibility, changes in the media landscape and new formats such as live journalism. What challenges will publishers and journalists face in the coming years? Which journalistic forms will prevail and what are the possibilities of virtual reality journalism and automated journalism? (in German)
Prof. Dr. Reinhard Jung on classical transactions and the distributed ledger technology "blockchain". What is a "blockchain" and how does the decentralized accounting system work, that is necessary e.g. for the crypto currency bitcoin? How secure is this technology and what influence do blockchains have on our economic system? (in German)
Architects Sou Fujimoto and Marie de France talk about their project "Open Grid", the new Learning Center at the University of St.Gallen. How does the building fit into its surroundings? What are the project's focal points and which aspects are decisive for a modern learning environment that embraces the digital future?
Prof. Dr. Christoph Aymanns on the Bitcoin boom of the last couple of months. What characterizes the crypto currency? How can it be used and what could the future of the crypto currency look like?
Tomas Casas, the director oft he China Competence Center at the University of St.Gallen, takes a look at the rise of both Amazon and Alibaba.
In the last few years, companies have increasingly combined stationary and online sales. Marcus Schögel, Associate Professor and Permanent Lecturer of Management with special focus on Marketing (IfM-HSG), on opportunities and challenges of Omni-Channel Management. (in German)
Succession is one of the biggest challenges facing an entrepreneur, particularly in the context of family businesses. Thomas Zellweger, Professor of Business Administration with specialisation in Family Business, KMU-HSG and CFB-HSG, explains different forms of succession and why businesses should follow a six-step-process.
Guido Cozzi, Ph.D., on the Horizon 2020 Project "MONROE" which focuses on a mathematical model for research and innovation policies. The model will allow policy makers to forecast the effects of their choices on the macro-economy in general and on society. Guido Cozzi is Professor of Macroeconomics at the School of Economics and Political Science (SEPS-HSG).
"Donald Trump is an empty vessel, he is a black hole. He spent his whole life trying to fill that hole. That's the essence of Donald Trump." An interview with Tony Schwartz, Ghostwriter of Donald Trump's book "The Art of the Deal" and CEO of "The Energy Project", at the St. Gallen Symposium 2017.
Sharing goods, sharing resources: This is the basic idea of the "sharing economy". Prof. Dr. Marcus Schögel about the different models of sharing economy, new economisation approaches and legal issues that are related to the new business models. (in German)
Prophets and proles: men in the Bible - Noah
The significance of repressed history/stories: for the author, people at large and Switzerland
Modern art in public spaces in the 1950s/1960s: HANS ARP
Russia in the 18th century