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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
12.12.
18:15
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19:45
Public lectures

The urban-rural divide: Contrasts and interdependencies

The urban-rural divide is a recurring theme that is often addressed in the context of federal referendums.
Speaker:
Location:
University of St.Gallen, Room A 01-014
Hauptgebäude
9000 St. Gallen
Mon
12.12.
18:15
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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
13.12.
18:15
Public lectures

Antrittsvorlesung: Mitigating Climate Change and its Impact - The Responsibility and Role of the Insurance Industry

During our inaugural and farewell lectures, we welcome or say goodbye to our professors and private lecturers.
Speaker:
Location:
University of St.Gallen, Room A 09-010
Audimax / Bibliothek
9000 St. Gallen
Tue
13.12.
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
Tue
13.12.
18:15
-
19:45
Public lectures

ADHD and parent counselling: Between frustration and courage

ADHD in children and adolescents is much more than difficulties with attention and hyperactivity.
Speaker:
Location:
University of St.Gallen, Room A 09-110
Hauptgebäude
9000 St. Gallen
Wed
14.12.
18:15
-
19:45
Public lectures

Episodes from a childhood: reading and writing workshop

How are the experiences and values of the children's world staged in literature?
Speaker:
Location:
Sapelli Mensa - Room A 07-001
Dufourstrasse 50
9000 St. Gallen
Wed
14.12.
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
Thu
15.12.
18:15
-
19:45
Public lectures

POSTPONED: Our post-fossil energy future

The topic of energy transition, hardly a concept to anyone until a few years ago, is now one of the highest priorities of politics in Switzerland and abroad.
Speaker:
Location:
University of St.Gallen, Room A 01-011
Hauptgebäude
9000 St. Gallen

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