Santander supports 20 students of the University of Münster (Disponible solo en inglés)

  • Awarding of 20 “Deutschlandstipendien” at University of Münster

Mönchengladbach, 10th February 2015.- Santander Consumer Bank, through Santander Universidades, awarded 20 sponsored “Deutschlandstipendien” -like also in the year before- to students of the Westphalia Wilhelms-University Münster for an initial period of one year. The bank assists the universities on behalf of Santander Universitäten, a unit belonging to Banco Santander’s corporate area Santander Universidades. Within the scope of the social commitment of Banco Santander, since 1996 Santander Universidades fosters strong relationships with nearly 1,200 academic institutions worldwide.

The scholarship certificate was awarded during a festive event held at the University in Münster.  During the festivities, a total of 223 German scholarships were granted. Santander will also support the scholars through joint projects and the possibility of future international career perspectives. Alberto Dörr Arana, Director Planning and Development Santander Universidades and Udo Schweers, Director Santander Universitäten Germany, personally awarded the Santander scholarships at the ceremony.

The „Deutschlandstipendium“ is an initiative of the German Government. Talented students receive a support of 300 euro a month, half of which is paid by a private institution – in this case Santander, the other half is paid by the German Government. Santander in Germany supports the initiative and plans to increase the company's own quota of scholarships in the context of social responsibility. Currently, “Santander Universitäten” supports 80 scholarship holders in Germany.

Santander Germany, through Santander Universities, also maintains cooperations with the Humboldt University of Berlin  as well as the University of Bremen, the University of Cologne, the University of Göttingen, the University of Heidelberg, the University of Münster, Hochschule Niederrhein and the University of Tübingen.

The cooperation between Santander and the Westphalia Wilhelm-University Münster exists since January 2013. Aim of the cooperation is to provide financial support to build an interdisciplinary “Evolution Think Tank” for international doctoral candidates at the „WWU Graduate Centre“. The “WWU Graduate Centre” is aimed to advise the doctoral candidates concerning their promotion planning and career development. Additionally, two posts in the student counseling will be created in the international contact center “Die Brücke” (the bridge) and the „WWU Graduate Centre“.

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 nearly 1,200  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.

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