The University of St.Gallen (HSG) is the university of the Canton of St.Gallen and Switzerland’s leading business university. Internationality, practical relevance and an integrative focus have distinguished the HSG’s programmes since its inception in 1898. Today, about 8,400 students from 87 countries are enrolled in business administration, economics, law, social sciences and international affairs. HSG is consistently recognised as one of Europe’s leading business schools. In 2016, it was ranked fifth in the Financial Times European Business School Ranking and in 2016 No. 1 in the world for the sixth straight year in its annual ranking of Masters programmes in Management for its Master’s programme in Strategy and International Management (SIM-HSG). The university is internationally recognised for excellence for its integrative education on the highest academic level with EQUIS and AACSB accreditation. Degrees are offered on the Bachelor’s, Master’s and Ph.D. levels. In addition, the HSG offers first-rate, comprehensive executive education programmes for approx. 5,000 participants annually. The crystallisation points of research at the HSG are its 40 institutes, research units and centers, which constitute an integral part of the University. Primarily self-supporting and autonomously organised, the institutes remain closely connected to the university system.