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 Student competition for the St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award has just begun on November 1.  As I introduced several times on my blog, St. Gallen Symposium is held in St. Gallen, Switzerland in May with the concept of “Dialogue between the Leaders of Today and Leaders of Tomorrow.”  The topic of the 41st St. Gallen Symposium held on May 12 and 13, 2011 is “Just Power.” 

  I was fortunate to participate twice in the Symposium and  this past May, as one of the Topic leaders.  I was again very impressed with the distinguished group of speakers (leaders of today) and the quality of discussion with the leaders of tomorrow.  The first time I participated two years ago made such a strong impression on me, as all the planning and operation is done by the students themselves. I was very impressed with the professionalism of the International Students’ Committee (ISC).   

  The top hundred students who contributed excellent essays for the Award will be invited to the symposium and the top three (I believe) will have a great opportunity to present their paper at the Symposium.  It is always one of the most exciting parts of the Symposium. The students enrolled at a university in a graduate or postgraduate programe as of February 1, 2011 from any field of study AND born in 1981 or after are eligible to apply. 

  The competition started yesterday, November 1 and the submission deadline is set for February 1, 2011.  This year, I am privileged to join the Final Jury of the Award, chaired by Prof. Georg F. von Krogh, whom I met a few times at ICS. I hope many will apply.  For details, please check their website.

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  1. Nice to meet you Yoko-Sensei.
    Maiko Hirai, from Med school.
    I got to know this student competition through your blog and I did apply to this.
    Thank you for a informative post.

    • yishikura
    • January 16th, 2011

    Maiko san, this is Yoko Ishikura. Thanks for your comment. I am delighted that you applied.Thank YOU and good luck!

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