HSG welcomes Omani delegation Academic leaders from the HSG met with representatives from Sultan Qaboos University in a spirit of cooperation and collaboration. 2 December 2013. Senior academic leaders from the HSG sat down with a delegation from Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), the only public university in the Sultanate of Oman. As a relatively young university founded in 1986, leaders and academics from Oman wanted to focus on globalisation, exchange ideas and look at how different programmes, such as the MBA and EMBA, organise themselves. The two parties were brought together by Mr. Jean-Pierre Hocké, a former Swiss Ambassador to the region. HSG Vice Rector Professor Dr. Ulrike Landfester noted that internationalization is an important part of the HSG’s philosophy, which is why they have partnered with over 150 universities around the globe with universities in Dubai and Kuwait among them. The list of particpants included: H.E. Dr. Ali bin Saud Al-Bimani vice chancellor SQU Professor Dr. Ulrike Landfester vice rector HSG Dr. Shahid Mahmood Haider Al-Bulushi assistant dean for Postgraduate and Research SQU Professor Dr. Winfried Ruigrok dean Executive School of Management, Technology and Law and director of the Research Institute for International Management Professor Dr. Simon Evenett academic director of the MBA-HSG Dr. Jürgen Brücker dean External Relations and Development, academic director of CEMS Professor Dr. Wolfgang Jenewein academic director EMBA-HSG Mr. Mahmood Al-Kindi head of international relations SQU Sultan Qaboos University is the realization of the promise announced by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said during the 10th anniversary of Oman’s National Day in 1980. Construction started in 1982 and 500 students were enrolled in 1986. Currently the university has over 17,000 students enrolled. Since 1898, the University of St.Gallen has been one of Europe’s leading business universities. Located in eastern Switzerland, the University offers degrees and executive education at the highest international level. With over 7,500 students the school offers degrees in Business Administration, Economics, Law, Social Sciences and International Affairs, not to mention MBA and EMBA executive education programmes.