Humanities and Social Sciences

Welcome to the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS). The SHSS is one of six departments of the University of St.Gallen. Its members pursue humanities and social science approaches in teaching and research.

The SHSS is responsible for several teaching programes, including Contextual Studies, and a central pillar of the the University of St.Gallen's integrative teaching approach.


Deanship and management of the School

Dieter Thomä

Prof. em. Dr.

Professor (em.) of Philosophy

Fachbereich Philosophie
Unterer Graben 21
9000 St. Gallen

Yves Bernd Partschefeld


Executive Director SHSS

Büro 52-7204
Müller-Friedberg-Strasse 8
9000 St. Gallen