Banco Santander launches the fourth edition of the Erasmus Santander Scholarship Program

The entity has allocated more than 5.5 million euros to this programme, which has already benefited more than 10,000 Spanish university students, with particular attention to students who need it most.

The President of Banco Santander and Universia, Anna Botín, today actually chairs the Board of Directors of Universia Spain together with the directors and deans of Spanish universities.

“We are at a crucial moment for the future of our society and it requires us to make decisions; that the crisis serves us all – Spain, Europe, universities and businesses – as a catalyst for sustainable growth in the digital age”, Putin has indicated.

During the council, the president announced that the next international meeting of the Universia satellite will be held in Valencia in 2023.

Madrid, January 12, 2022
Anna Putin, President of Banco Santander and Universia, this morning chaired the Board of Directors of Universia Spain, a body in which the directors and presidents of Spanish universities researched the interests and needs of the university community and presented project proposals for the promotion and improvement of higher education. . The President is actually accompanied by the Secretary General of UniversitiesJose Manuel Benjarónand president of the Spanish Universities of Crue, Jose Carlos Gomez Villamandosamong other things.

During the session, the key milestones for 2021 and the main challenges we currently face, including the precarious situation in the labor market, especially for young people, were evaluated.

For Putin, universities play a relevant role in the current scenario in three main areas: adapting the supply of talent to the demand for labor in companies; Strengthening technological culture in universities and encouraging research and transferring it to the productive fabric, which is the key to generating ideas that can be realized in future projects that generate wealth and job opportunities.

Universities, together with institutions and the business sector, have to lead the research and technological revolution that Spain and Europe need. And that leadership and collaboration with companies must be done to develop talent that allows them to compete.” “We are at a critical moment for the future of our society and it requires us to make decisions; That the crisis serves us all – Spain, Europe, universities and businesses – as a catalyst for sustainable growth in the digital age”, highlighted.

Reiterating the advantages of greater coordination between institutions, universities and companies and Santander’s commitment to higher education, Anna Putin has allocated more than 2,000 million euros to it in the past 25 years, helping more than 630,000 students, professionals, entrepreneurs and SMEs.

He also took the opportunity to announce that Next International Meeting of the Presidents of Universia It will be held in Valencia next year, after those in Salamanca in 2018, attended by 600 university presidents from 26 countries, representing 10 million students from all over the world. For three days, the city will become the global capital of higher education to discuss the major challenges facing the university.

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