With their engagement and dedication to their project, the students who form the St.Gallen delegation to the annual NMUM conference represent one of the most important aspects of the educational mission of HSG: the ability and motivation to go far beyond their usual course work for the sake of acquiring crucial professional experience. It is not only the enormous political importance of the UN as such which makes those experiences so precious, but also the exposure to the social and cultural challenges posed by the enormous diversity of the students who are brought together annually at this conference.
Recently, the University of St. Gallen has formulated its vision 2020 as follows:
As one of Europe’s leading business universities, we are recognised globally as a place for thought leadership on current economic, business, and societal matters and for the development of talent able to integrate perspectives and act both entrepreneurially and responsibly.
We are committed to educating our students by honing their professional skills as well as by fostering personalities who are able and willing to meet the future grand challenges of global change in a spirit of context-conscious openmindedness for the needs and potentials of the whole of the worlds` society. On this background, the University of St. Gallen appreciates and admires the huge effort our students put into their mission to NMUN. We are fully convinced that this effort is worth being financially supported, and we wish them every success in raising such support.
Prof. Dr. Ulrike Landfester
Vice-President, Internationalisation and Regional Relations