About us

Prof. Dr. Bernadette Dilger, Academic Programme Director

"... to strengthen your positive impact on students' thinking and behaviour!"

Prof. Dr. Martin Eppler, Vice Rector Study & Teaching

"If first-class teaching is important to you, then take advantage of the services offered by the Centre of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education at our university."

Centre of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

The Centre of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education of the University of St.Gallen (HDZ-HSG) offers targeted services for the further qualification of teaching staff. The aim is the sustainable development and assurance of teaching quality through tailor-made training programmes and resources. In particular, the HDZ promotes the integration of sustainable principles into teaching in order to train students to become critical and responsible actors.

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Challenges of teaching in Higher Education

Lecturers face particular challenges today:

  • Students expect a high-quality university education, qualified teaching staff and motivating teaching content.
  • The increasing demands at the various educational levels require the continuous further development of teaching methods.
  • Dealing with heterogeneous student groups and designing diversity-orientated learning environments requires diversity competence.
  • New findings from teaching research require the increased use of new media and the updating of teaching skills.
  • Teachers at universities have a variety of roles, which presents a challenge when it comes to organising and performing these different functions.

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