Useful PhD Resources

Useful PhD Resources

Chances are that at some point you wonder: “Am I the first person having this issue? Where did I find that again? Where do I turn to for that software licence?” And that’s the reason why we started to collect some helpful links and resources for your PhD journey. Because writing a dissertation is hard enough.

A useful link or a valuable resource missing? Let us know!

Useful links


StudyNetE-Learning platform with all information about your courses
StudentWebAdministrative aspects of your studies
HSG-MailAccess to your university mail (internal PhD students)
StudentMailAccess to your university mail (external PhD students)
CompassOverview of all administrative aspects of your studies
HSG LibraryWebsite of the University of St. Gallen’s library
AlexandriaResearch platform of University of St. Gallen

Campus Life

DocNet Facebook groupDocNet’s Facebook group
DocNet Facebook pageDocNet’s Facebook page
DocNet LinkedIn pageDocNet’s LinkedIn page
DocNet LinkedIn groupDocNet’s LinkedIn group
DocNet XING groupDocNet’s XING group
Sharing is CaringFacebook group for HSG students
HSG MarketplaceSecond-hand marketplace for HSG employees
theCo by SHSGCo-working space by SHSG at Müller-Friedberg Strasse
Group Rooms Reserve a room for group meetings
Menu Mensa See what’s offered in Mensa this week

HSG Services

Office 365Access to Office 365
SoftwareSoftware licences for internal PhD students (e.g. SPSS, Unipark)
PC-TutorsIT services for students
PhD OfficePhD office for information for all issues pertaining to doctoral studies

Students & Alumni Networks

SHSGUniversity of St.Gallen’s students’ union
HSG AlumniAlumni Club of University of St.Gallen
DACDoctoral Alumni Club of University of St.Gallen (a chapter of HSG Alumni)


Dissertation Template for WordOfficial template by HSG PhD office for your thesis
Dissertation Template for LaTeXUnofficial template courtesy of Severin Landolt and Tetyana Drobot