Santander sponsors summer courses in various universities, constituting an habitual formula for bringing the university and the company closer together through training activities aimed at the general public in the summer non-teaching months. They represent a stable platform for debate between the main academics, politicians and intellectuals on topical subjects.
Santander sets aside over three million Euros for summer courses every year. Through Santander Universities, the bank devotes over three million Euros each year to the sponsoring of the Summer Courses of the universities of the Complutense University of Madrid, UNED, La Rioja, Malaga, Murcia, and the Polytechnics of Madrid, Valencia, ...
The bank also sponsors the Complutense Summer School and the Master Courses that are taught in the summer at the Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo (UIMP).
The USAL holds an International Summer Cologne School on Entrepreneurship to be a forum for encounters and reflection for those persons with links to education, training and research. Furthermore, support is given to the Santander International Summer School in Heidelberg, which is also held in winter. It promotes the mobility of young researchers and supports the creation of new research networks.
With the support of the Bank, Cologne University in Germany has introduced an annual Summer School Programme that will benefit 30 students in the final stages of their degree or master’s courses, granting them a four-week stay abroad.
The Latin American Complutense School fosters cooperation with Ibero-American universities and more than 5,000 students have already benefited from the programme.