News January 2007 You will find the news of January 2007 on this page. Topics are for instance a survey among the first MA graduates, the farewell lecture of Franz Jaeger or the Dr Kausch Prize. Best hand dealt to holders of HSG Master's degrees30 January 2007. Just over five years ago, the HSG was Switzerland's first university to conclude the complete implementation of the Bologna reforms with courses for Bachelor's and Master's degrees. The members of the first year of the Master's courses have already been awarded their degrees. How do the new holders of Master's degrees assess their studies, what are they planning for the immediate future? The HSG wanted to know exactly and conducted an extensive survey among the first MA graduates. The result is favorable for the HSG: an overwhelming majority of graduates are more than satisfied with their studies at the University of St.Gallen and estimate that the value of an M.A. HSG is high.«Opening up makes us strong - why do many people find this difficult?» 30 January 2007. In his public farewell lecture, Prof. Dr Franz Jaeger reflected on the daily routine of Swiss reforms in the light of globalization. Franz Jaeger has now become a professor emeritus. In his case, however, this means neither retirement nor departure from the HSG. Students call the tune The University's Student Orchestra under the baton of Professor Guntram Simma performed Franz Lachner's Harp Concerto in C minor with the HSG and music student Noélle Nägeli as the soloist. The concert took place on 31 Januar 2007 at 8 p.m. in St Leonard's Church. Poster as jpgDr Kausch Prize 2006 awarded to Prof Dr. Giorgio Behr 16 January 2007. The Dr Kausch Prize for the Promotion of Research and Practice in the Field of Financial and Operational Accounting is worth CHF 75,000. Prof. Dr Giorgio Behr, St.Gallen, received the prize for his services to the further development of accounting, particularly to standard setting and to Swiss legislation. The public prize award ceremony took place on Tuesday, 16 January 2007, 5 p.m., at the University of St.Gallen (Auditorium B111).