Together with other Swiss universities, the University of St.Gallen is trying everything to support and host researchers affected by the war in the Ukraine.
Since the HSG has a research focus on management, economics, law, social sciences, international affairs and computer science, we can only offer a suitable environment for researchers from these disciplines. We will try to help you find a suitable host and make resources available. For the HSG to be able to accommodate you, we will need you to take the following steps and provide us with the following material:
- Confirmation of Scholars at Risk status.
- Your CV (preferably in English)
- List of your publications
- Scans of relevant degrees (PhD/Master)
- An outline of the research that you would like to pursue at the HSG. This should be a document of approximately 2-4 pages.
The last point is of particular importance as you will need to find an academic host at the HSG. We can assist you in this process but ask you to search the HSG’s website to see whether there is a research group that you think would be a good match for you. When contacting professors or research group leaders, we advise you to include your research outline and your CV.
When a host is found, we will ask the host for a letter inviting you into the group. We will then pass on your documents and the invitation letter to our rectorate. Finally, the rectorate will assess whether there are financial resources available to support a stay at the HSG. Please note that we cannot guarantee a financial support.
Further SNSF support measures for scientists from Ukraine
In addition to the SAR budget for applications to host researchers from Ukraine at universities in Switzerland, the SNSF offers a series of additional measures:
- Flexibility for ongoing SNSF projects and doctoral studies:
Project extensions: If a research project might experience delays because of the war in Ukraine, a request for an extension of up to 12 months can be made.
Doctoral studies: Doctoral students whose work might be delayed because of the war in Ukraine can apply for an extension of up to 12 months beyond the usual four years of SNSF funding for doctoral studies.
- Additional contributions for employing researchers from Ukraine: If you are hiring or intending to hire researchers from Ukraine as members of your team for an SNSF-funded project, you can request additional funding to cover their salaries for up to 12 months.
#ScienceForUkraine is a community group of volunteer students and research scientists from academic institutions in Europe and around the world. Its mission is to collect and disseminate information about support opportunities at the university, national, and international level for graduate students and researchers directly affiliated to an academic institution in Ukraine.
On its website you will find a wide range of paid academic positions for scientists (PhD student or above), academic transfer opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students, as well as temporary housing.
Further HSG internal support options
Open positions on the HSG job portal: Find here an overview of current academic and administrative employment opportunities at the University of St. Gallen as well as our institutes and research centers.