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HSG-expense affair: the University Council will submit a criminal complaint

The expenses affair at the University of St. Gallen (HSG) has a legal aftermath: The University Council has filed a criminal complaint against Professor Peter Sester. The appropriate disciplinary procedure will be suspended for this time, and Peter Sester is released with immediate effect from all responsibilities at the HSG, as it says in a media release from the HSG on Thursday.

In the last weeks and months, the University of St. Gallen was the focal point: one was the allegation of excessive charges remuneration and is mainly directed against a Professor of law Sester, who also served as Director of the Institute for financial science, financial law and Law and Economics.

The other was the criticism of the secondary employment of the HSG President Thomas Bieger. The financial market Supervisory authority (Finma) had criticized the Jungfrau railway Holding AG due to stock price manipulation. Bender is there, the Board of Directors.

"Clear" case for a criminal complaint

After the completion of the administrative investigation because of the expenses remuneration of the University Council was "clearly to the conclusion" that Peter Sester, a criminal complaint will be filed, said education chief Stefan Kölliker (SVP) on the media orientation on Thursday. He also announced a criminal complaint. What kind of offence it is stocks will go, he wanted to say. Sester, be released with immediate effect from all responsibilities.

Still not the disciplinary proceedings against two professors is completed. It also has to do with expenses. The goal is that these two proceedings "expeditiously to complete," announced the councillor.

in the Future want to disclose the University of the ancillary activities of lecturers in an Online Register.

in addition to these immediate measures, further resolutions were passed, their implementation will need some still time. Part of this is that the rectorate will be reinforced in February with a fourth Prorektorat. Whose tasks include the issue of Compliance and the Internal control system.

The charges regulations will be revised. As early as February it takes for the sights of the expenses of Directors of a two-signature of someone who "is not of the expenses of the recipients." More charges will be abolished packages. For a deviation from the General rule, it is in need of a new prior approval.

in the Future, the University intends to disclose the secondary employment of teachers in an Online Register. This measure should be implemented until the summer of 2019.

rector without in addition to employment

there are at the time of receipt of sponsorship funds and donations, a new Limit: Previously, you had to have an annual amount of 100'000 Swiss francs. Now the limit is 50'000 Swiss francs.

the regulations will be revised over the secondary employment fundamentally. Already decided that the future rector of any part-time job may have more to investigate. The reason for the high load situation, reasoned Kölliker was: in addition to activities may not be as responsible. (red/sda)

Created: 17.01.2019, 10:20 p.m.

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