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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.


ECOnnect is the community platform for impact-driven student associations and project leaders promoting responsibility and the UN Sustainability Goals (SDGs) at the University of St.Gallen. ECOnnect facilitates peer-to-peer learning for impact development of HSG student associations and cooperates with partners in business and civil society.

NextGen Sustainability Mentoring

The NextGen Sustainability Mentoring Programme aims to promote integrative thought leadership and responsible action in business and sustainability. We foster the informal transfer of knowledge, relationship building, critical thinking, and professional excellence to tackle the most pressing sustainability challenges. We aim to enable HSG students to unfold their personal and professional potential for contributing to positive change in a world of finite resources and planetary boundaries. The initiative is part of the HSG Mentoring Progrramme.

Upcoming Events

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

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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.