BenEdu Linking volunteers with social organisations and enshrining social engagement in teaching: this is the objective of the initiative BenEdu that has emerged from a course at HSG. Responsible action requires an integrative perspective, which is why the HSG does not only set great store by professional education, but also by contextual knowledge and personality development. HSG students have developed an online platform which links up social institutions with volunteers at schools and universities. The BenEdu platform is intended to foster "service-learning" at universities nationwide. The website was the result of a seminar entitled "Service-learning – students engaged in society" at the Institute for Business Ethics of the University of St.Gallen. 20 undergraduates developed the platform jointly with Dr. Christoph Schank and Ursula Huber. The website is operated by the Swiss Centre Service-Learning. The online platform will enable the University of St.Gallen to establish the concept of service-learning even more strongly in schools and universities and to strengthen the national network. "Service-learning encourages learning with heart, mind and practical action: social engagement makes students understand how to tackle complex challenges and to make contributions to the common good," says course leader Dr. Christoph Schank. Service-learning combines two elements: service, i.e. engagement for the benefit of society, and learning, i.e. the training of specialist, methodological and social competencies.