72 Doctorates awarded On the occasion of the Award Ceremony, 72 doctoral students received their Doctor’s degree from President Thomas Bieger. 48 of the degrees were awarded in Economic Sciences. 16 September 2013. At the Award Ceremony, President Thomas Bieger awarded 72 Doctor’s degrees: 48 in Economic Sciences, seven in Social Sciences, six in Law, five in Political Sciences and six Doctor’s degrees in Philosophy in Economics and Finance. In his ceremonial address, President Thomas Bieger illustrated the development of knowledge in the social sciences with the help of two metaphors: the stream and the pendulum. Musical entertainment was provided by the String Quartet of the St.Gallen Symphony Orchestra. Welcoming addresses to graduates and guests were given by HSG Alumnus Dr. Toni Calabretti and by Daniel Bargetze, Managing Director of HSG Alumni.