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University of St.Gallen (HSG)

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University of St.Gallen (HSG), St. Gallen Switzerland

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# 501-510QS World University Rankings

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8Undergraduate programs

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22Postgraduate programs

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About University of St.Gallen (HSG)

Internationality, practical relevance and an integrative approach have characterised education at the  University of St.Gallen (HSG)  ever since it was established in 1898. Today, we educate more than 9,300 students in Business Administration, Economics, Law, Social Sciences, International Affairs and Computer Science. With success: according to current rankings, the HSG is among Europe’s leading business universities. The Financial Times recognised the University of St.Gallen in its 2021 ranking of European business schools as one of the best in Europe, bringing it up to sixth position. The HSG has the distinction of being the leading business university both in Switzerland and in the German-speaking region. Our integrative education with high academic standards has earned us international seals of approval including EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA accreditation. Our students, too, appreciate the HSG: about 90 per cent of graduates would choose the HSG again.

The University of St.Gallen is an international centre for thought leadership, widening horizons and fostering relations with a wide variety of countries and foreign cultures. The dialogue with students from more than 90 nations provides a wealth of international experience in St.Gallen. We encourage our students to enrich their education with international experience in specific ways and offer various opportunities for this, including the renowned CEMS-MIM programme.

University of St.Gallen  –  From insight to impact.

More information:  unisg.ch

Pick a date for your Open Day – online or on campus:  openday.unisg.ch  

About University of St.Gallen (HSG)

Internationality, practical relevance and an integrative approach have characterised education at the  University of St.Gallen (HSG)  ever since it was established in 1898. Today, we educate more than 9,300 students in Business Administration, Economics, Law, Social Sciences, International Affairs and Computer Science. With success: according to current rankings, the HSG is among Europe’s leading business universities. The Financial Times recognised the University of St.Gallen in its 2021 ranking of European business schools as one of the best in Europe, bringing it up to sixth position. The HSG has the distinction of being the leading business university both in Switzerland and in the German-speaking region. Our integrative education with high academic standards has earned us international seals of approval including EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA accreditation. Our students, too, appreciate the HSG: about 90 per cent of graduates would choose the HSG again.

The University of St.Gallen is an international centre for thought leadership, widening horizons and fostering relations with a wide variety of countries and foreign cultures. The dialogue with students from more than 90 nations provides a wealth of international experience in St.Gallen. We encourage our students to enrich their education with international experience in specific ways and offer various opportunities for this, including the renowned CEMS-MIM programme.

University of St.Gallen  –  From insight to impact.

More information:  unisg.ch

Pick a date for your Open Day – online or on campus:  openday.unisg.ch  

University information

General

680+
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Bachelor

5+
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8,913
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490
44%
56%

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Rankings & ratings

University of St.Gallen (HSG) is one of the top public universities in St. Gallen, Switzerland. It is ranked #501-510 in QS World University Rankings 2023.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #=393
  • 2014
    #411-420
  • 2015
    #421-430
  • 2016
    #=329
  • 2017
    #=288
  • 2018
    #372
  • 2019
    #375
  • 2020
    #398
  • 2021
    #428
  • 2022
    #=459
  • 2023
    #501-510

Available programs

The University of St.Gallen (HSG), Switzerland, was founded as a "Business Academy" in 1898 - in the heyday of the St.Gallen embroidery industry - and offered its first lectures in 1899. The HSG continues to pursue the goal of providing its more than 9,300 students with a practice-oriented education, guided by an integrative view of Management, Economics, Law, Social Sciences,  International Affairs and Computer Science. With success: we have constantly been ranked among the top business schools in Europe. In its 2021 ranking of European business Schools, The Financial Times recognised the University of St.Gallen as one of the best in Europe. Rising up to the sixth position, the HSG has the distinction of being both the leading business university in Switzerland and in the German-speaking region. International accreditations by the EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA underline our commitment to a holisitic curriculum that meets the highest academic standards.

Education at the University of St.Gallen (HSG) provides you with an optimal preparation for the future. The HSG is more than just an educational institution; it is a place of inspiration that stimulates you to think. You will acquire up-to-date knowledge that is of great practical relevance, and gain valuable insights. This will enable you to make an important contribution to social and economic progress and to your own personal development. "From insight to impact" is not just our message; it is a promise against which we can be measured.

Bilingual Bachelor's studies

At the University of St.Gallen (HSG), Bachelor's studies consist of the Assessment Year and studies in the major. After three years, successful students are awarded the internationally recognised degree of Bachelor of Arts HSG.

You will be able to complete the Assessment Year either in German or in English. Students who intend to choose the German-language majors in Law, or in Law and Economics, have to complete the Assessment Year in German. Those who plan to major in Business Administration, Economics or International Affairs can choose either the German or English track of the Assessment Year as these majors are bilingual.

All students doing a bilingual Bachelor's programme have to attend at least two courses taught in the other language. Students who choose the English-language tack of the Assessment Year are not required to speak German prior to their studies. They can learn German while they are studying and can attend the courses taught in German at the end of the Bachelor's programme. German classes are offered by the HSG's Language Center.

For more information, visit our website (https://www.unisg.ch/en/studium/aktuelles-zum-studium) or one of our Open Days (https://www.unisg.ch/en/studium/informationsangebote/informationstage)


The University of St.Gallen (HSG), Switzerland, was founded as a "Business Academy" in 1898 - in the heyday of the St.Gallen embroidery industry - and offered its first lectures in 1899. The HSG continues to pursue the goal of providing its more than 9,000 students with a practice-oriented education, guided by an integrative view of Management, Economics, Law, Social Sciences, International Affairs and Computer Science. With success: we have constantly been ranked among the top business schools in Europe. In the Financial Times Global Masters in Management Ranking 2021 we are placed 1st with the Master in Strategy and International Management. The Master in Banking and Finance is ranked 6th in the Financial Times Masters in Finance Ranking. International accreditations by EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA underline our commitment to a holisitic curriculum that meets the highest academic standards.

Education at the University of St.Gallen (HSG) provides you with an optimal preparation for the future. The HSG is more than just an educational institution; it is a place of inspiration that stimulates you to think. You will acquire up-to-date knowledge that is of great practical relevance, and gain valuable insights. This will enable you to make an important contribution to social and economic progress and to your own personal development. "From insight to impact" is not just our message; it is a promise against which we can be measured.

For more information, visit our website (https://www.unisg.ch/en/studium/aktuelles-zum-studium) or one of our Open Days (https://www.unisg.ch/en/studium/informationsangebote/informationstage)

Master's Open Day:

    Monday, 28. February 2022 Friday, 25 March 2022:  Open Day Computer Science

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