Following its internationalization strategy, the University of St.Gallen has an established presence in the Latin American region since 2011. GIMLA stands for "St.Gallen Institute of Management in Latin America." It is an institute affiliated with the University of St.Gallen (HSG) in São Paulo, Brazil. In 2022, the institute expanded to Medellin, Colombia.
GIMLA fosters academic partnerships between St.Gallen and Latin American institutions through various programs, research projects, events, and educational initiatives. It aims to contribute to developing high-quality professionals and promote academic exchanges between Switzerland and Latin America.
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