Internationalisation and regional impact We have a global network of about 200 universities. Our annual contribution to the regional economy amounts to several million Swiss franks in added value. Internationalisation Global network of about 200 partner schools. 54 per cent of our undergraduates spend a semester abroad. 52 per cent of our Master's students spend at least one semester abroad. Employment statistics With more than 3,300 staff (1051,7 full-time equivalents, 2017) we are one of the canton’s largest employers. 59 per cent of its employees live in the region Appenzell AR – St.Gallen – Bodensee. 12 trainees in 5 professional areas. HSG’s regional impact Annual 235.5 million Swiss francs in added value to the region of Appenzell AR – St.Gallen – Bodensee (2017). Increase of purchasing power in the region, particularly through the students.