When: 7–8 May 2015
What: The 45th St. Gallen Symposium
Where: University of St.Gallen, Switzerland.
The St. Gallen Symposium is a global gathering of Leaders of Today and Tomorrow that takes place annually in May at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. It is organised by the International Students’ Committee (ISC), a team of students from the university.
The St. Gallen Symposium is the world’s leading platform for dialogue on key issues in management, the entrepreneurial environment and the interfaces between business, politics and civil society.
Every year in May for over 40 years, it has brought together a global target group of entrepreneurs, top managers, politicians, academics, decision-makers from civil society and students at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland, providing an inspirational setting for open, interdisciplinary discussions across boundaries of cultures and generations.
As an entrepreneurial initiative of the International Students’ Committee (ISC) St. Gallen, the aim of the St. Gallen Symposium is to stimulate thought and action for the sustained success of companies and societies in a globalised world.
- All students studying on graduate level or higher are invited to contribute to the world’s most prestigious essay competition. The authors of the 100 best contributions qualify as Leaders of Tomorrow for an expenses-covered participation in the St. Gallen Symposium.
- Best contributions to be bestowed with the St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award.
- In addition to the 100 essay competition qualifiers, 100 further young talents from academia and business would be selected based on extraordinary achievements at their young age, to participate in the St. Gallen Symposium
The St. Gallen Symposium is a global gathering of Leaders of Today and Tomorrow that takes place annually in May at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Although small states lead the global rankings in international benchmark studies on competitiveness, innovation and wealth, they are often politically marginalised. Explore a common agenda for small and prosperous countries and identify one joint project that would increase the relevance of small states on the global stage. Go beyond politics and diplomacy by also including economic and civil players.
- Copy of passport or other identification (in English for non-Roman languages)
- Confirmation of matriculation/enrolment from your university which proves your enrolment in a graduate/postgraduate level programme as of 1 February 2015
- Your contribution file with no indication of your name in the file name, the file metadata or the file itself.
Applicants must meet the following requirements
- Enrolled in a graduate or postgraduate program (master level or higher) in any field of study at a regular university
- Born in 1985 or later
- Become a Leader of Tomorrow and get a chance to participate in the St. Gallen Symposium
- EUR 20,000 – prize money shared by the three winners
- Expenses for travel, board and lodging covered, travel service provided
- Receive a Swiss luxury watch with personal winners’ engraving
- Broad media coverage of your winning contribution
- Meet 200 of the world’s brightest young minds
- Share your thoughts and visions with the global elite
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