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22/12/2016

Santander and Georg-August-University of Göttingen renew their partnership

Ulrich Leuschner, chairman of the Santander Consumer Bank AG and the president of the University of Göttingen, Professor Dr. Ulrike Beisiegel, agree on continuing their successful cooperation.
  • Important promotion of internationalisation
  • Bank again provides Germany Scholarships

Mönchengladbach/Göttingen, 22. Dezember 2016. The University of Göttingen and the Santander Consumer Bank AG renewed their 2013 declared partnership for three more years. The President of the University of Göttingen, Prof. Dr. Ulrike Beisiegel, and Ulrich Leuschner, chairman of the Santander Consumer Bank AG, now signed a corresponding agreement.

Without any doubt, the University of Göttingen belongs to the best universities in Germany, emphasizes Ulrich Leuschner regarding to the signing of the contract. „We at Santander are pleased, if we can contribute a small part to this development“, says Leuschner.

„We are glad that the Santander Consumer Bank keeps on supporting us in major parts of the internationalization”, says Prof. Beisiegel. “Further, we are really thankful for the continuous support of our students in the context of the Germany Scholarships.”

One of the key aspects of support remains the „Accommodation Service“, through which about 200 international postgraduates can be supported each year since 2013. Further the „Göttingen SPIRIT Summer Schools“, „which has been a crucial part of strengthen the strategic promotion of young talents and of positioning the University as an international research environment”, explains Alberto Dörr, Director Santander Universities Germany, the overall purpose.

Furthermore, the Bank offers five Scholarships. Santander currently supports 36.000 scholarships all over the world. According to a recent report of UNESCO, Santander today is the major private supporter of higher education.

In the run-up to the signing of the contract, Santander already supported the congress about the internationalization of University Curricula, which took place in Göttingen from the 1st. till the 3rd. of November 2016 as an initiative of the University of Göttingen.

Santander supports the University of Göttingen in the name of Santander Universities Germany, which is part of the global department “Santander Universidades”. In the context of the social engagement of the bank, Santander Universities in Germany keeps cooperations with eleven partner universities as well as the German Association of University Professors and Lecturers (DHV) since 2011.

About Santander Universidades
Banco Santander is the largest investor in education in the world (Varkey/UNESCO report – Fortune 500). This initiative is backed by Santander Universities, a corporative area of Santander that maintain 1,200 collaboration agreements in place with universities and institutions worldwide.

In Germany, the bank has been collaborating with 12 Universities nationwide since 2011. More information is available at www.santander.com/universities  and www.santanderbank.de/universitaeten

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