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Head of Santander UK gave a lecture at the University of Strathclyde

Conferencia en la Universidad de Strathclyde

6th of June of 2013-. The head of Santander UK Ana Botín gave a lecture entitled “The Future of the UK Economy and the Role of Entrepreneurs” to 100 guests including staff, students and key members from the bank.

Santander, through its Santander Universities Global Division, has funded numerous scholarships and travel grants as well as awards and entrepreneurial activities at the University of Strathclyde since the signing of the agreement. The university is also receiving funding for 8 part-funded internship opportunities with local SMEs through their agreement with Santander. In addition to the scholarships and grants the funding provided by Santander includes supporting entrepreneurship activities.

The University of Strathclyde has strong links with the bank after the signing of a collaboration agreement in 2011. Ms. Botin was introduced by the Vice Chancellor and Principal of the university, Professor Jim McDonald.

University of Strathclyde Vice-Chancellor and Principal Professor Jim McDonald said: “As a leading international university our links with global business are vital to our continued excellence in research, teaching… Our partnership with Santander increases the global opportunities for our students and staff. It is very fitting that Santander Universities sponsor the Times Higher Education University of the Year Award a title we currently hold. I would like to thank Ana for her visit to the university which has helped to motivate and inspire our next generation of entrepreneurs and business leaders”.

The University of Strathclyde has been named University of the year 2012/2013 by Times Higher Education magazine. Has embarked in an ambitious strategic plan which by 2015 should see the institution stand out in the fields of innovation and technology among its UK counterparts.

Santander Universities in United Kingdom
Through its Santander Universities Global Division, the bank has collaborated with universities for more than 15 years on a unique global initiative which distinguishes it from other national and international banks and financial institutions. Santander Universities maintains a stable alliance with over 1,020 academic institutions from America, Asia and Europe.

Santander Universities was introduced in the UK in 2007 and in total, 66 UK universities have now signed agreements with Santander, who has committed nearly £9 million in 2013 to fund UK universities. More information: www.santander.com/universities

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Conferencia en la Universidad de Strathclyde

Ana Botín, consejera delegada de Banco Santander en Reino Unido, y Tim McDonald, rector de la universidad británica.

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