Campus - 13.06.2012 - 00:00
8 June 2012. The Parliament of the Canton of St.Gallen debated the Cantonal Government’s proposals concerning Cost-Cutting Package II. It adopted a package which budgets cuts from 2013 and should come into full effect with CHF 210m from 2015 onwards.
In line with the Government proposals, Parliament resolved that the University of St.Gallen would have to save an annual CHF 6m until 2015. These cuts are hurtful for the HSG but can be implemented with the help of appropriate measures. It is therefore important that this implementation can take place in the University’s autonomy. The HSG is pleased that the Cantonal Parliament showed foresight with regard to St.Gallen as a centre of education and did not expect the HSG and its students to implement even bigger cuts and pay even higher tuition fees.
As already outlined in the information published in early May, all HSG members will have to contribute towards the Canton’s cost-cutting precepts:
After the Cantonal Parliament’s decision regarding the actual amount of the cost-cutting package as a whole and thus also about the costs to be cut at the University, concrete measures are now being worked out. The University’s Board of Governors is expected to make a decision concerning the actual amount and the structure of the fees by the end of 2012.
It remains central for the University Management that the following points are taken into consideration with regard to an increase in fees, in order to find a differentiated solution and to exercise our social responsibility towards students:
In a dialogue with the Student Union
The President’s Board has invited the Executive Committee of the Student Union to participate in the implementation of accompanying measures with concrete proposals for a practicable solution that can be supported by the students.
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