which leads to world class brands network research of any other corporates taking education so seriously?
while attending WISE@ Madrid, i was impressed to hear that santander
bank is making education the focus of its corporate responsibility -
Santander, committed to Higher Education
Internationalisation will include international
mobility scholarships, exchange programmes and transversal cooperation projects between institutions from various countries.
And employability will support employment market access initiatives for university students with scholarship programmes for
internships and training schemes.
Through its Santander Universities, Banco Santander has collaborated with universities for 20 years
on a unique global initiative which distinguishes it from other national and international banks and financial
The bank tops the 'Global Fortune 500' list as the company that
invests the most in Corporate Social Responsibility in connection with education, according to the first global study
published by the Varkey Foundation in collaboration with UNESCO.In 2015, the bank invested 160 million euros.
Santander Universities maintains agreements with 1.198 universities and research
institutes from Argentina (82), Brazil (398), Belgium (1), Chile (49), China (10), Colombia (29), Italy (1), France (1), Germany (12), Mexico (205), Peru (15), Poland (63), Portugal (48), Puerto Rico (8), Qatar (1), Russia (6), Singapore (3), Spain (124), USA (45), United Kingdom (82), UAE (1) Uruguay (9) y Global agreements (5).*
Banco Santander is developing initiatives related to the promotion
of a culture of enterprise and innovation, university digitalisation, internationalisation and employability. The
objective is to help people and businesses prosper.
Promotion of a culture of enterprise and
university innovation will be pivotal to collaboration with universities. University digitalisation will drive the modernisation
of universities, promoting the incorporation of new technologies into the teaching process, virtual campuses and the creation
of digital academic services.