Doctor’s Degree Award Ceremony On 18 February 2013, President Thomas Bieger awarded 60 doctor’s degrees. 47 of these were obtained in Economic Sciences. 18. February 2013. In the solemn context of the doctor’s degree award ceremony, 60 graduates received their degree certificates from Thomas Bieger. 47 of them were doctorates in Economic Sciences, five in Law, three in Social Science, one in Political Science, and four degrees of Doctor of Philosophy in Economics and Finance. In his ceremonial address, Thomas Bieger spoke about the nexus between the social sciences and the humanities. These sciences were indispensable foundations for the development of the organisation of people living together in a globalised world subject to constant change. The musical accompaniment for the ceremony was provided by the Trio d’anches of the St.Gallen Symphony Orchestra. Wolfram Martel, Member of the HSG Alumni Foundation Board, and alumnus Dr. Rudolf K. Sprüngli, Strategy Consulting (RKSSC), gave welcoming addresses to graduates and guests.