The University of St.Gallen
The University of St.Gallen (HSG) has been founded in 1898 as a commercial academy, in the Gilded Age of the stitchery industry. Today, the University has more than 7000 students from more than 80 nations. It employs approximately 1000 people, including around 80 professors, 360 lecturers, assistants, and guest professors.
These are organized in more than 30 institutes and research centers. Fields of study are business administration, economics, law, and international affairs, leading to different degrees, e.g., B.A. HSG, M.A. HSG, PhD HSG, and MBAs. The University of St.Gallen is accredited by EQUIS and AACSB.
The Financial Times has ranked the University of St.Gallen (HSG) among Europe’s 15 best business universities in 2011. The SIM master program (Strategy and International Management) has been awarded first place worldwide in the Financial Times Global Masters in Management Ranking in 2011.
The University of St.Gallen is committed to research activities in general and to family businesses and SME in particular, as one of the main strategic pillars of the HSG is being rooted in Eastern Switzerland, where many family businesses are located.
IFERA 2013 takes place at the Executive Campus of the University of St.Gallen. It is within walking distance from the main campus of the University (5-7 minutes). The Executive Campus is used for all main Executive Education programs of the University of St.Gallen. The main building was built in 1995, and the second building was added in 2007.