About the RI

who we are and what we do

The Ressort International (RI) is an initiative by the Student Union of the University of St.Gallen that aims to provide a platform for international encounters of students from all over the world and to foster students’ cultural competencies. Committed to the idea of intercultural communication and exchange as a means of improving mutual respect and understanding, the RI runs various projects which enable students to travel abroad and to meet people from diverse cultural backgrounds. The projects are designed to equip all participants with a backpack of experiences which inspire tolerance and open-mindedness in their future actions.

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Our Patrons

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Dr. Peter Lindstrom (Patron RI)

As Dean of External Relations, Dr. Peter Lindstrom is responsible for the exchange schemes of the university and for mainting good contacts with all the official partner universities.

Prof. Dr. Dres. h.c. Rolf Dubs (Patron ACT)

Prof Dr. Dres. h.c. Dubs is professor emeritus for „Business Education“ at he University of St.Gallen. His teaching focuses inter alia on development aid in Africa and Asia.

Prof. Dr. Klaus Spremann (Patron ACT)

Prof. Dr. Spremann is director of the Swiss Institute for Banking and Fi- nance and represents the University of St.Gallen in Singapore. Prof. Spremann has been supporting ACT since its foundation in 1998.

Prof. Dr. Christoph Frei (Patron EuroTour & IW)

As one of the most prominent representatives of the International Affairs study program at the University of St.Gallen, Prof. Dr. Christoph Frei has been supporting EuroTour and the International Week for many years.

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schmid (Patron EuroTour)

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schmid is professor for Russian culture and society at the University of St.Gallen and is always at hand with help and advice for the EuroTour organizing teams.

Prof. Dr. Yvette Sanchez (Patron Magellan)

As director of the Centro Latinoamericano-Suizo, Mrs. Prof. Dr. Yvette Sanchez possesses excellent contacts all over Latin America, which she uses to support the Magellan Team in organizing their exchange.

Prof. Dr. Maximilian von Zedtwitz (Patron CANTONese)

As an alumni of the University of St.Gallen and professor for technology and innovation management at the most illustrious universities in China Prof. Dr. Max von Zedtwitz supports CANTONese with helpful advise.

Prof. Dr. Ulrike Landfester (Patron IW)

Mrs. Prof. Dr. Ulrike Landfester belongs to the humanities department and became vice president of the University of St.Gallen in 2011. She stands for the support of the IW through the rectorate of the university.

Prof. Dr. Markus Schwaninger (Patron Magellan)

Prof. Dr. Markus Schwaninger teaches Business Studies with a focus on system-oriented management and provides the Magellan team with his inside knowledge and experience of Latin America.

Our supporters

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