„The support of HSG Alumni allows us to realize our ideas and to make a positive impact on students and society.“
Philippe Güttinger, Board member IGNITE Movement (third from left)

Student grants for initiatives at the HSG

Former students giving something back to their university, both financially and in terms of goodwill, is a firmly established tradition. HSG Alumni supports around 20 student initiatives each year through grants, such as the National Model United Nations Conference, the Start Summit or the Un-Dress Fashion Show, which cannot be funded by the public purse. HSG Alumni grants are intended to support the strategic goals of our association and strengthen the quality and reputation of the HSG.

The Management Board and the HSG Alumni Office decide on the individual grants. The submission deadlines for student initiatives are 15 January, 15 March, 15 June and 15 October of the current year. Apply now for a student award and submit this form. Please contact us for detailed information on the requirements and procedures for student grants.

Un-Dress Fashion Show – Un-Dress is a young, dynamic platform that aims to establish sustainable fashion more firmly within society. The highlight of the student initiative, which receives support from HSG Alumni, is the annual Catwalk Show. Photo: Niklas Tidbury

Contact for student grants

HSG Alumni, Alumni & Student Relations | Phone +41 71 224 30 12 | alumnirelations@unisg.ch

HSG Foundation

The “HSG Foundation” is an independent charitable foundation targeting the strategic development of the University of St.Gallen. It developed out of the HSG Alumni Foundation in the year 2013 in order to strengthen the University of St.Gallen as a leading European business school in the global competition for talented students, creative young researchers and dedicated professors.

Focus on philanthropy

Complementing existing fundraising relationships, the work of the “HSG Foundation” focusses on philanthropic support. The term philanthropy is derived from ancient Greek and means love of humans; it covers every voluntary private action aimed at a charitable purpose. Donors desire to contribute to the well-being of society by facilitating an excellent education for the next generation – this includes outstanding teaching and research personnel, innovative programmes and student scholarships. With their commitment they secure the highest academic performances.

HSG Learning Center – The project, financed purely by private donations, has already received over 51 million francs – much of it from HSG Alumni members. Photo: Sou Fujimoto Architects

The HSG Foundation Board – ten prominent personalities

These personalities from the circle of alumni and donors as well as science are members of the Foundation Board of the HSG Foundation. 

Management and contact for fundraising matters

Operationally, Ernst Risch, lic.oec. HSG, manages the Foundation's business. At the same time, he heads the University Office of Development.

HSG Foundation, Ernst Risch | Phone +41 71 224 39 48 | hsg-stiftung@unisg.chhsg-stiftung.ch