St. Gallen or traditionally St Gall, in German sometimes Sankt Gallen (About this sound Sankt Gallen (help·info); English: St Gall; French: Saint-Gall; Italian: San Gallo; Romansh: Son Gagl) is the capital of the canton of St. Gallen in Switzerland. It evolved from the hermitage of Saint Gall, founded in the 7th century. Today, it is a large urban agglomeration (with around 160,000 inhabitants) and represents the center of eastern Switzerland. Its economy consists mainly of the service sector.
The main tourist attraction is the Abbey of Saint Gall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Abbey's renowned library contains books from the 9th century.
The official language of St. Gallen is (the Swiss variety of Standard) German, but the main spoken language is the local variant of the Alemannic Swiss German dialect.
The city has good transport links to the rest of the country and to neighbouring Germany and Austria. It also functions as the gate to the Appenzell Alps.
In 1207, Abbot Ulrich von Sax was granted the rank of Imperial Prince (Reichsf?rst) by Philip of Swabia, King of the Germans . As an ecclesiastical principality, the Abbey of St. Gallen was to constitute an important territorial state and a major regional power in Northern Switzerland. However, in 1803 it lost its independence and was incorporated into the new Canton of St. Gallen.
The city of St. Gallen proper progressively freed itself from the rule of the abbot, acquiring Imperial immediacy, and by the late 15th century was recognized as a Free imperial city. By about 1353 the guilds, headed by the cloth-weavers guild, had gained control of the civic government. In 1415 the city bought its liberty from the German king Sigismund
Recently ranked among the top European business schools by the Financial Times, the University of St. Gallen is driven to expand its global interconnectedness through continuous and systematic internationalization. The school is committed to instructing students in entrepreneurship, service, and adding value—a study experience rich in both theory and application.
St. Gallen is a city with approx. 80,000 inhabitants, giving it a small town feel, in the eastern, German-speaking part of Switzerland, close to the Austrian and German border.
The narrow streets of the old town provide an excellent place to wander, with numerous shops, restaurants, and cafes. The modern city of St. Gallen also has rich cultural offerings with theaters, museums, and concert halls.
The curriculum is designed to provide the essentials of the courses you would have taken at McIntire during this semester, so you will not fall behind your classmates who do not study abroad. The skills you develop and the experiences you have in this program will surely be a very valuable part of your total UVA educational experience. St. Gallen course offerings are extensive, and all Commerce students will find a good selection of courses that interest them.
The University of St. Gallen was founded in 1898, and has become the premier Business School in Switzerland. Its mission is to educate the entire person. Since its founding, the University of St. Gallen for Business Administration, Economics, Law and Social Sciences (HSG) has concentrated on the education of tomorrow’s leaders in business, public administration, and law. As one of Europe’s smaller universities with only 5000 students, it is home to Switzerland’s largest business faculty.
Global leaders, experts and decision makers who have already confirmed their attendance at the upcoming symposium include Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister of Luxembourg, Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, Chairman of the Board, Nestl? S.A., Prof. Thomas Jordan, Chairman of the Governing Board, Swiss National Bank, Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever N.V., Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Former Secretary General, NATO, and Urs Rohner, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Credit Suisse Group AG.
The key topics of this year's 14th St. Gallen Consensus Conference on the diagnosis and therapy of primary breast cancer were again questions about breast surgery and axillary surgery, radio-oncology and systemic therapy options in consideration of tumor biology, and the clinical application of multigene assays. This year, the consensus conference took place in Vienna. From a German perspective, it makes sense to substantiate the results of the vote of the international panel representing 19 countries in light of the updated national therapy recommendations of the AGO (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Gyn?kologische Onkologie). Therefore, 14 German breast cancer experts, 3 of whom are members of the International St. Gallen Panel, have commented on the voting results of the St. Gallen Consensus Conference 2015 in relation to clinical routine in Germany.
The Swiss Bank Program, which was announced on Aug. 29, 2013, provides a path for Swiss banks to resolve potential criminal liabilities in the United States. Swiss banks eligible to enter the program were required to advise the department by Dec. 31, 2013, that they had reason to believe that they had committed tax-related criminal offenses in connection with undeclared U.S.-related accounts. Banks already under criminal investigation related to their Swiss-banking activities and all individuals were expressly excluded from the program.