Campus - 25.09.2022 - 00:00 

University of St.Gallen launches investigation

The University of St.Gallen (HSG) was confronted with allegations in the context of an investigation by the "NZZ am Sonntag" concerning events at one of its institutes. Due to the breadth and relevance of the allegations, the HSG informed the Board of Governors as supervisory authority and decided to initiate an investigation.

25 September 2022. The HSG takes the allegations described in the "NZZ am Sonntag" very seriously. The HSG has decided to conduct an in-depth investigation with external involvement. This is because an irregular use of employees or resources would not be acceptable. Integrity, well-being and appropriate learning and working conditions for students, teachers, doctoral students and researchers at the University of St.Gallen have top priority. The HSG will publicly inform about the results of the review at the appropriate time.

The President's Board regrets that it did not receive notice of the allegations earlier and would like to take this opportunity to point out the possibility for university members and external partners to contact the Whistleblowing Office with complaints. This also offers the possibility of reporting anonymously and remaining in dialogue:

The HSG has 34 institutes and research units. As largely autonomous and entrepreneurially managed units, they are particularly active in teaching, research and continuing education and provide services for third parties within the framework of their academic orientation. Supervision of the institutes is the responsibility of the respective executive committee and the Board of Governors; auditing is carried out by the Financial Control of the Canton of St.Gallen. The secondary employment of all lecturers is reviewed annually by the Commission for Secondary Employment, in which external persons also have a seat.

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