Writing a Bachelor or Master Thesis, Topic: Culture of Giving

Despite its great economic importance, very little research on the topic of fundraising and donation culture has been done up until now in Switzerland. The Lienhard Foundation wants to create an additional incentive to help bridge this gap with scholarships for Master’s and Bachelor’s theses at the University of St.Gallen.

Applicants are responsible for finding a suitable supervisor for the bachelor's or master’s thesis.

Proposed topics:
- Inventory: Current status of the Swiss giving culture
- Analysis of mega-donations in Switzerland in the last 10 years: A case study on the motivation of donors
- Value-chain in the foundation sector: in what sense will digitalization change foundations’ business models, financing and theme selection?


Aline Maya Tannò
Büro 3-242
Dufourstrasse 40a
9000 St. Gallen
Tel.: +41 71 224 2962

Application Info

If interested, please send an e-mail to Aline Tannò (aline.tanno@unsig.ch) and add the following documents:
a) CV
b) draft concept (1-2 pages)
c) motivation for the topic (specific background, attended lectures etc.)



Level of education

bachelor student, master student

Funding Types

scholarships / personnel costs

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