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Santander Universitäten again supports Cologne Summer School (Disponible solo en inglés)

  • Summer School performs Environment Studies about the theme
  • Thirty Students from 13 countries join up for an exchange of experiences

Mönchengladbach, 14th July 2015. The University of Cologne organizes with the support of Santander Universitäten an international Summer School from 13th to 31th of July 2015 with the theme "Sustainable City growth“. "An worldwide exciting just as if controversial theme,“ explained Professor Dr. K. W. Junker, leader of the international master course environmental sciences and responsible project manager, this year’s core theme.

For three weeks thirty students from international partner universities of the University of Cologne, and partners too of Banco Santander through its corporate area Santander Universidades, will exchange together with scientists, companies, NGOs and action groups about environment- and climate concepts.

“The concentration on the main themes public green space, waste management and public transportation makes the program to an very interesting experience for the young international audience, who especially come from big cities like Rio de Janeiro, Mexico City, Shanghai, Tokyo or Cape Town“, remarks Victoria Busch, project coordinator Cologne Summer Schools.

In the frame of an formal opening, Pedro de Elejabeitia, Board member of Santander Consumer Bank Germany, underlined the special meaning of the Summer School: “Santander is proud, to support the Cologne Summer School again“. It corresponds with the comprehension and the philosophy of the bank to sustainably promote the international exchange of the university. Therefore the Summer School in Cologne is an outstanding example. “The continuous exchange between students and scientists sustainably invigorates the worldwide network of about 1 200 with Santander cooperating universities and research establishments“, explains Pedro de Elejabeitia. So Banco Santander in the past year has fund through the corporate area Santander Universidades, in Germany under the name of Santander Universitäten, about 32.000 scholarships worldwide.

The funding of the Cologne Summer School already occurs in the third year. Besides the since 2012 existing cooperation with the University of Cologne. Santander Universitäten in Germany also maintains cooperations with the Humboldt-University Berlin, the University Bremen, the Goethe-University Frankfurt, the Georg-August-University Göttingen, the University Heidelberg, the Westfälische Wilhelms-University Münster, the University of the Saarland, the Eberhard Karls University Tübingen and the Hochschule Niederrhein.

About Santander Universidades
Santander Universitäten is part of Santander Universidades, a corporate area of Banco Santander. The Bank through Santander Universidades maintains a stable alliance with Higher Education through 1,200 collaboration agreements with academic institutions worldwide. These collaborations are unique among other national and international banks. Banco Santander supports the Higher Education sector in such areas as scholarship and research, international cooperation, transfer of knowledge and technology, exchange of students and innovation. For more information please visit www.santander.com/universities. For more information about Santander Universitäten Germany please visit www.santanderbank.de/universitaeten.

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