Ombudsman’s Office The University of St.Gallen protects personal integrity. The Ombudsman’s Office aims to promote trust between University members and to solve conflicts in an informal way. The University ensures that applicable law is complied with at the University and that, in particular, all University members’ personal integrity is protected. It ensures that the guidelines for the integrity of academic work are observed. If you feel that your personal integrity has been violated or if you would like to assert another infringement of the law, you have a choice of the following two contact points: Human Resources Equal Opportunities If you think that someone has infringed against the guidelines for the integrity of academic work, please contact the chair of the Research Committee. Ombudsman’s Office The Ombudsman’s Office aims to promote trust between University members and to solve conflicts in an informal way. Its purpose is to try to find an amicable solution before a conflict escalates beyond the confines of the University and before legal steps are taken. The Ombudsman’s Office consists of an Ombudsman (Prof. Dr. iur. Dr. h.c. LL.M. Christoph Leuenberger), a Deputy Ombudswoman (lic. iur. Angela Mensch, certified specialist sba labour law) and the Office Manager (Francesca Tommasi). If a conflict or a complaint cannot be solved in consultation with the above-mentioned contact points, there is the possibility of taking it to the Ombudsman’s Office. The General Counsel’s Office may also assign conflict cases to the Ombudsman’s Office. The Ombudsman’s Office is entitled to act on its own account in cases of suspected violations of personal integrity and of applicable law. The Ombudsman’s Office is autonomous and works on the basis of confidentiality. The Conciliation Committee for Public Employees of the Canton of St.Gallen is not responsible for the university.