Vision As a subsidiary of the University of St.Gallen, the SGI institutionalizes the Singapore Hub. The SGI engages in research and educational activities. Vision The SGI fully complies with and endeavours to realize, for its share, the Vision of its parent University. The Vision of the University of St.Gallen stresses as aims to encourage intellectual openness for the questions of our world, to cultivate integrative thinking, and to encourage entrepreneurial spirit as well as the acceptance of responsibility. Mission Statement While the Vision indicates the general direction, the Mission statement of the University of St.Gallen mentions concrete virtues which the organization and the behaviour of researchers, teachers, and administrators should live by. The Mission statement mentions trust and respect, constructive collaboration, coming together in a diversified world, the search for excellence, the encouragement of personal initiatives, and the aspiration of synergies. The Mission also mentions the importance of creating an inspiring infrastructure in which simple, unbureaucratic structures should allow internal specialization. Concrete goals The SGI internalizes this Vision and fully assumes its Mission Statement. In addition, the SGI has very concrete goals regarding research, education, and services, expressed as core areas of competency. The articles of the SGI further require to strive for excellence and to sustain reputation in these core areas.