The HSG The HSG is a university with an international focus, which offers you various opportunities to individualise your legal studies. Our students are open to the dynamics of life. They are curious and have a broad range of interests. Therefore, studying law at the HSG goes beyond the mere study of law. Apart from the core subjects in law, the students also spend time exploring issues from the fields of business administration and economics, foreign languages and foreign cultures and acquire additional competencies, e.g. in rhetoric and presentation technique. They use their studies of law at the HSG as a platform for moulding and further developing their personality. The small size of the Law School allows the use of interactive teaching methods in many teaching units. The students can scrutinise propositions, discuss subjects in small groups with their professors and exercise legal debates and compete with students from all over the world in “Moot Courts”. International HSG Hardly any other university in the German-speaking region has such an international flair as the HSG. People from 80 nations study here and the university runs offices in Asia and South America. This enriches the studies and makes St.Gallen and its university an exciting venue for international encounters. The international orientation of the HSG is also promoted through a dense network of partner universities around the globe. The curricula are structured in such a way that overseas semesters are possible without any difficulties. Of course, guests from these partner universities also attend many courses in St.Gallen. In the higher semesters, many lectures, seminars and courses are offered in English. Extracurricular activities There are more than 80 active student associations for sports, music, debates, theatre and contacts with the corporate world. However, the main highlight of the student activities is the yearly St.Gallen Symposium that brings together students from all over the world with renowned international representatives from business, politics and society for discussions about topical subjects. Of course, the students are also represented in all self-administration bodies of the university, so that student concerns are quickly taken into consideration in the university's decision processes. Interdisciplinary and practice-oriented The HSG pursues a highly interdisciplinary approach in all course programmes. The students do not learn and study in a confined subject area, but learn to address problems from different scientific perspectives. This forms the basis for the pronounced practice orientation of the studies at the HSG. At an early stage, the students get to know experienced practitioners and are thus effectively prepared for future professional challenges. Entrepreneurship The HSG puts a lot of emphasis on entrepreneurial thinking. This does not mean that all our students establish their own companies after graduating. Rather, entrepreneurship means innovative drive, creativity, initiative and autonomy. Strong network The University of St.Gallen has a dense network of alumni. The alumni association of the HSG has sites in all important cities and regions of the world. This association represents a personal, professional and functional network. It ensures the link to the HSG and serves as a platform for the lifelong maintenance of contacts with fellow students.