News February 2007 You will find the news of February 2007 on this page. Topics are for instance an International Education Summit, a study on Swiss executives' university education or the student statistics. International Education Summit at the University of St.Gallen In the German-speaking area, education as a whole has been subject to radical reforms for some years. These reforms are also affecting the schools at secondary education level which are known as Gymmasien. The range of expecations and demands in respect of what this type of school is supposed to deliver and how it should be structured in the future is wide and occasionally contradictory. At the Education Summit, representatives of politics, the economy and education from German-speaking Europe discuss the present state and future perspectives of the type of school called Gymnasium.Program (in German)Most Swiss executives hold degrees from the Federal Institute of Technology or from the University of St.Gallen12 February 2007. A new study by Thomas Dyllick and Daniel Torgler on the question as to where executives received their university education comes to the conclusion that the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich and the University of St.Gallen are the institutions where most of Switzerland's top managers obtained their degrees. When it comes to placing executives with a degree in an economic major, the HSG comes top.4915 students at the HSG 6 February 2007. In Winter Semester 2006/2007, which has just come to an end, 4915 students were matriculated at the University of St.Gallen (preceding year: 4508). The percentage of female students totaled 28.75 percent (preceding year: 28.33). Bachelor's courses were attended by a total of 1655 (1596) undergraduates. No fewer than 1444 (1102) were enrolled in Master's courses. 794 (802) graduates were matriculated for doctoral studies.Family-friendly corporate policy: innovative impulses for SMEs The compatibility of professional life and family life is not simply a buzz-word that characterizes our time. Many companies realize that family-friendly working conditions will attract qualified and motivated staff to their firms. The costs of maintaining family-friendly structures are completely covered by the benefits of these structures for both the company and its personnel. A family-friendly corporate policy is not an act of social charity, but the central element of far-sighted personnel policy and corporate policy. The event of 21 February 2007 at the University of St.Gallen will provide extensive and practical information about family-friendly corporate policy. Findings from current scientific studies will be complemented by concrete measures, instruments and experience from the world of practical work. Speakers will include Federal Councillor Doris Leuthard, Dr Pierin Vincenz, CEO of the Raiffeisen Group, Prof. Urs Füglistaller, Director of KMU-HSG, and Prof. Dr Thomas Dyllick, Vice-President of the University of St.Gallen (HSG).