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Student engagement has been a central element of campus life at the University of St.Gallen for generations. The University is committed to encouraging student activities, for example by awarding ECTS credits for specific engagements and by creating a supportive environment for student associations dedicated to responsibility and sustainability.

Student Initiatives

The University of St. Gallen has a longstanding tradition of supporting student involvement in associations and initiatives that promote responsibility and sustainability.


The support platform ECOnnect strengthens the coordination and continuity of student associations. The platform aims at improving communication and coordination amongst the student associations as well as strengthening the development of personality and competencies with coaching services.

Upcoming Events

These events are organized by the student initiatives.  Most of them are are open for everybody.  You are welcome to join.

NexGenLead (Online and local hubs)

31. October 2020

Standort: Müller-Friedberg-Strasse 8, 9000 St. Gallen

A swissnex Brazil and oikos International partnership

NexGenLead is a 3-week program in November 2020 aiming to facilitate a worldwide virtual community of students to dialogue on Leadership & Sustainability. While exchanging different local perspectives on those matters, students will become better equipped to identify future sustainability challenges and the competencies needed to solve them. At the end of the program, they will have the fundamental knowledge, vision, will and tools to create their curriculum for leadership & sustainability.

oikos Conference Evolve Beyond

16. November 2020

Standort: Müller-Friedberg-Strasse 8, 9000 St. Gallen

Since 1989, the oikos Conference fosters an informative, interactive, and inspiring dialogue about sustainability in business and economics. As the oldest oikos project, the oikos Conference enables students to learn more about emerging sustainable business opportunities, network with corporations and become familiar with the newest ideas on sustainability in academia and in practice. Besides raising awareness for the urgency of a sustainable economic transformation, the oikos Conference 2020 provides unique insights and hands-on experience of how sustainable business strategies can change the present and future economic environment.

HSG Sustainability Alumni Club

The HSG Alumni Sustainability Club is a service club for those interested in sustainability. The club promotes a network between HSG alumni, contact and exchange with members of student sustainability associations as well as a platform for the exchange and development of innovative solutions in the field of sustainability. The club further aims to strengthen its position in the field and promote thought leadership and research.

More information about events and activities can be found here:

Sustainability Jobs and Career Opportunities

Check out our Career Stories for inspiration. Several HSG Alumni talk abut their career paths in sustainability-related fields.