Cooperation / Network

HSG Alumni

HSG Alumni is the official alumni organization of the University of St.Gallen with more than 19,000 members. It emerged from the university association founded in 1931 and celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2006. The goal of HSG Alumni is to promote networking among alumni and to maintain their attachment to their alma mater - and thus to create a benefit for the alumni and the university, the students, lecturers and professors from St. Gallen.


AARP is an independent NonProfit organization that helps individuals 50 and over to maintain independence, choice and control which benefits them and the community at large. AARP does not support candidates for public office nor does it support political campaigns or politicians with donations. They produce AARP The Magazine, the authoritative voice for 50+ Americans and the world's highest circulation magazine with over 35.1 million readers; AARP Bulletin, the on-the-go news source for the millions of AARP members and Americans over 50; AARP VIVA, the United States' only bilingual publication exclusively for the Spanish community; and our website, The AARP Foundation is an affiliated foundation providing security, protection and empowerment for the elderly in need, through thousands of volunteers, donors and sponsors. We have offices in over 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Deutsche Seniorenliga

The Deutsche Seniorenliga (DSL) was founded in 1993 and is the leading organization of the generation 50plus in Germany. The DSL is centrally organized and located in Bonn. It was initially focused on geriatric diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's and quickly became Germany's leading Non-Profit organization in this field. Since 2006, the DSL substantially expanded its field of activity to complex topics in the areas of health, wellness, financial services, sports, travel and education. This broad range of competences enables DSL to represent today's modern and active 50plus generation in Germany. The DSL maintains exceptional recognition in the media and the public due to a variety of relevant campaigns in various topics, such as mobile communication or pension planning. The DSL has established itself as a reliable and trustworthy source of information for the 50plus generation. The average annual coverage reaches about 500 to 600 million people. A professional team led by Chairman of the Board of Directors Prof. Dr. Giso Deussen and Managing Director Erhard Hackler, a lawyer with 25 years of policy experience, ensure the quality and success of DSL's activities.


DocNet is the doctoral, PhD and scholarship doctoral program at the University of St. Gallen (HSG), Switzerland. Our network was founded in the spring of 2001 by a group of doctoral students from various disciplines. Today, with over 600 members, it is one of the largest clubs at the University of St. Gallen. During the year, we organize interesting and inspiring events, ranging from networking and sports events to joint exclusive events, such as participating in the Vienna Opera Ball. DocNet also runs a group on XING and Facebook to connect its members. Over 3400 former doctoral students organize themselves through DocNet alumni.


IAHSA represents more than 20,000 Aging service providers serving more than 5 million elderly people each day. The members of the IAHSA are distributed around the globe.


UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is an international development agency that supports the rights of all women, men and children to lead a healthy life with equal opportunities for all. UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies and programs to reduce poverty and ensure that all pregnancies are intentional, that every birth is given under conditions, that every young person is HIV-free and that all girls and women are treated with respect and dignity. is the trilingual, interactive internet platform for the generation 50plus in Switzerland. It is maintained by 100 volunteers who write, organize and develop networks for the needs of their generation. The internet platform, which has been successfully in the market for more than 10 years, presents itself in a modern and clear way and contains many offers and new possibilities for its users. It also offers all senior citizens organisations in Switzerland a platform with information for their members.

«Global Coalition on Aging»

The goal of the “Global Coalition on Aging” is to guide the approach of global policymakers to prepare for a dramatic change in global aging populations. The “Coalition on Ageing” brings together leading global companies from a variety of industries and sectors that share common strategic interests, a comprehensive and systematic understanding of global aging, and an optimistic attitude to their effects. Through research, analysis of political strategies, advocacy and communication, the “Coalition on Ageing”  produces innovative solutions for global aging. This ensures that there is a path to sustainable, economic growth, and that social values ​​and prosperity are generated. The “Coalition on Ageing” consists of four pillars: health and well-being, education and work, financial security, technology and innovation. These promote the necessary reforms to meet the realities of the 21st century.

Center for Studies on Aging (CSA)

The Center for Studies on Aging (CSA), a non-governmental organization, is led by a group of professionals committed to promoting evidence-based policies and practices with the support of the older generation in Lebanon and especially the Arab world.

powerAge Foundation

The powerAge Foundation is a non-profit foundation under the supervision of the Federal Department of Home Affairs (EDI). As a society we tend to talk about the problems and burdens of old age. But is it not high time to talk about the strengths and benefits of the older generation? As a think tank, powerAge advocates a generational change in the age perspectives in society and the economy.

Academia Engelberg

The Academia Engelberg aims to build bridges to make a significant contribution to a sustainable dialogue on the fundamental values ​​of society in the scientific, technological, ecological and related social change processes. The activities of the Academia Engelberg are interdisciplinary and bring together participants from different nations, cultures and religions. An emphasis is placed on the contact between generations (intergenerational platform). Top representatives of science meet with current and future leaders from politics, business, culture and society (international and intercultural platform) with the aim of exchanging ideas, deepening mutual understanding and developing demands and projects.