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Public lectures at HSG

Guests of the public programme can experience a diversity of subjects that characterise teaching and research at the HSG. The topics range from economics, law, politics and information technology to language, literature, history, art, music, society and theology. Visitors also learn more about the city and region of St.Gallen.
The majority of lectures are held in German.

Downloads (in German)

Brochure

Öffentliche Vorlesung Frühjahrssemester 2024

Inaugural and Farewell Lectures

During our inaugural and farewell lectures, we welcome or bid farewell to our professors and associate professors.
Those who are appointed as professors or associate professors at HSG introduce themselves in a public lecture.

Likewise, professors who retire give a public lecture to say goodbye. You are cordially invited to attend these public inaugural and farewell lectures, as well as HSG members.

Like our public lectures, our inaugural and farewell lectures cover a wide range of topics: from economic and legal issues to aspects of cultural policy.

You can find an overview of all inaugural and farewell lectures in the programme booklet.

Contact for questions about current lectures and registrations

University of St.Gallen
HSG Events Office
Public Lectures
oeffentlichesprogramm(at)unisg.ch
+41 71 224 33 39, Tue and Wed, 9-11 am


Contact for ordering the brochure public lectures (in German)

University of St.Gallen
Communications
kommunikation(at)unisg.ch
+41 71 224 22 25

Current events

Mon
21.11.
18:15
-
19:45
Public lectures

"I don't just play the piano ..." - Female composers in the 19th century

Even though women have played an important role as musicians and composers since antiquity, they have received little attention in music historiography.
Speaker:
Location:
University of St.Gallen, Room A 23-102
Hauptgebäude
9000 St. Gallen
Tue
22.11.
18:15
-
19:45
Public lectures

CANCELLED: "Cancel Culture!" - "Discrimination!". A history of criticism and censorship

A controversy about the limits of freedom of expression has been raging in Europe and America for years.
Speaker:
Location:
University of St.Gallen, Room A 01-014
Hauptgebäude
9000 St. Gallen
Wed
23.11.
18:15
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19:45
Public lectures

Are All Men Created Equal? The history of inequality in the United States

The promise that «all men are created equal» is perhaps the most cited phrase to evidence what makes the United States special.
Speaker:
Location:
University of St.Gallen, Room A 23-102
Hauptgebäude
9000 St. Gallen
Wed
23.11.
18:15
-
19:45
Public lectures

Trading pioneers in the 21st century

This lecture series is dedicated to the founder of Migros, Gottlieb Duttweiler.
Speaker:
Location:
University of St.Gallen, Room A 01-013
Hauptgebäude
9000 St. Gallen
Thu
24.11.
18:15
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19:45
Public lectures

Focal points and basic problems of international politics

At the end of the year, we review the year - and begin with the provisional balance sheet of a war that began in February with tanks and missiles. Interlude or turning point?
Speaker:
Location:
University of St.Gallen, Room A 01-012
Hauptgebäude
9000 St. Gallen
Thu
24.11.
20:15
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21:45
Public lectures

Pasteur and Mendel - two pioneers of modern natural research

2022 marks the 200th anniversary of the births of Louis Pasteur and Gregor Mendel.
Speaker:
Location:
University of St.Gallen, Room A 01-012
Hauptgebäude
9000 St. Gallen
Fri
25.11.
09:30
-
11:00
Public lectures

Monastery history, monastery stories: Four monasteries in portrait

Monasteries and religious communities are experiencing a paradoxical situation. Monastic spirituality is highly popular.
Speaker:
Location:
Ceremonial Hall St.Katharinen
Katharinengasse 11
9000 St. Gallen
Mon
28.11.
18:15
-
19:45
Public lectures

"I don't just play the piano ..." - Female composers in the 19th century

Even though women have played an important role as musicians and composers since antiquity, they have received little attention in music historiography.
Speaker:
Location:
University of St.Gallen, Room A 23-102
Hauptgebäude
9000 St. Gallen

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