Doctor's degrees awarded A total of 45 graduates were handed their certificates on the occasion of the Award Ceremony of Doctor’s Degrees at the University of St.Gallen on Monday, 16 February 2009. 16 February 2009. 36 doctor’s degrees were awarded in Economic Sciences, three in Political Science, and six in Law. Three graduates had earned themselves the top distinction of summa cum laude. President Ernst Mohr’s address dealt with issues of reconsideration in times of financial crisis.