News April 2007 You will find the news of April 2007 on this page. Topics are for instance the Women's Day, the HSG's international focus or the Award ceremony of doctor's degrees. Women's Day - a recruiting day for women only: on 2 May 2007 at the HSG The women student network at the University of St.Gallen organized the Women's Day in cooperation with various companies, the Federal Administrative Court and a major law firm. The day's focal point was not only about recruitment, rather corporate representatives answered critical questions relating to, say, the promotion of women in enterprises, salaries and part-time work. Leading European Business School goes global 23 April 2007. The University of St.Gallen (HSG) in Switzerland is making concerted efforts to enhance the cultural diversity of its students. As from fall 2007, it will offer additional places for students from strategic focal countries outside the European Union (EU). A first field office for student application and recruitment has been established in Singapore. English will be used more extensively as a teaching language. Variety Management Study AbroadFactsheet23rd FORUM HSG, 10 April to 5 May 2007 The FORUM HSG – the University of St.Gallen's official recruiting event – is being staged at the HSG for the 23rd time this year, from 10 April to 5 May 2007. With more than 120 international companies such as Credit Suisse, UBS, KPMG, Deloitte, Mercer, Capgemini, Masterfoods and Lindt, and with over 1000 graduates, the FORUM HSG is Switzerland's biggest recruiting event in the field of economic and legal sciences. As was the case last year, the time-tested concept with corporate presentations, fair, workshops and interview day was supplemented by a round table in the context of the opening convention. The FORUM HSG as an interface between the University and the labor market is a valuable and proven platform for companies to establish contacts with students. Company representatives reportedly enjoy meeting well-trained and highly motivated HSG graduates at the FORUM. BAs Welcome! On Tuesday, 17 April at 6.30 p.m., a panel discussion dealt with the perspectives of holders of a Bachelor's degree on the labor market. The panelists were Vice-President Prof. Dr. Thomas Dyllick, André Helfenstein, Boston Consulting Group, Lukas Vonesch, Credit Suisse, Dr. Martin Huser, Helvetia Insurance, Wanda Eriksen, PricewaterhouseCoopers, D. Constantin P. Loebus, Procter & Gamble, as well as three holders of a Bachelor's degree who had already joined the world of work and related their experiences. Award ceremony of doctor's degrees 2 April 2007. On Monday, 2 April 2007, doctor's degrees were awarded in a solemn ambiance. 67 graduates were awarded their certificates by President Ernst Mohr. In his speech on "Tribal Economics" he finally sent the new doctors on their way with three pieces of advice: "If one of these days, you are chosen as a new economic tribal leader, remain modest. Remember that your success will always have been the result of teamwork. So don't set yourself above the rest. And if you notice that you discover hints of tribal economics in your surroundings, either above or below, take them with a smile and stick to what you have learnt."President's speech (in German)New doctors (in German)New Competence Center for Security Economics at the HSG2 April 2007. On 2 April 2007, the Institute of Political Sciences (IPW-HSG) in cooperation with the Federal Department of Defense, Civil Protection and Sports (DDPS) established a Competence Center for Security Economics and Technology (SiWiTec). The interdisciplinary competence center at the University of St.Gallen will deal with the conceptual, organizational, economic and technological aspects of government-guaranteed security and the consequences of globalization for the security economy. An international network is meant to ensure a regular exchange in the field of security economics.