Santander Learning Pills are short training videos featuring experts in sectors such as blockchain, data analytics or soft skills and they are available for all audiences. 

Educational institutions of international prestige are collaborating in the project, such as Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT PE), Esade and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

All Santander Learning Pills will be available on the Santander Scholarships website.

Madrid, 28 March 2022.
Banco Santander, through Santander Universities, is launching Santander Learning Pills, a global project for open continuous learning based on free short training videos that is aligned with the strategy of promoting LifeLong Learning.

The video classes are taught by international experts and are produced by educational institutions of great international prestige, such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT PE), Esade and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

The Learning Pills give the user the tools necessary to refocus their career (upskill) or provide them with new skills so that they can recycle themselves professionally (reskill). 

They are a window onto the future that allow us to discover what the major sources of employability will be and learn more about current issues, ranging from the discovery of how disruptive technologies shake up and shape the economy to the revolution brought about by data analysis and how it has become a competitive advantage for organisations, and including keys to being a good leader and how to apply innovative agile methodology on a day-to-day basis.

So far, there are series available on Data Analytics, Blockchain, Timeless Skills and Disruptive Technologies and masterclasses on leadership and agile methodology. All of the content is available on the Santander Scholarships website.

The project will continue to grow, expanding the subject areas and seeking to offer users current content that will help them in their training and professional development.

Blanca Sagastume, the associate head of Santander Universities, believes that “the Learning Pills achieve one of our constant aims: to make knowledge universal and accessible, and there is no better way to do that than through the experience, talent and vision of the best experts in their fields".

The series on disruptive technologies, conducted by MIT experts, shows how concepts that were visionary a few years ago (cyberattacks, cloud technology...) today define our work environment by shaping the economy, politics and daily life. Esade experts share their experience in Timeless Skills, where communicating, leading, negotiating and decision-making are the skills that make the difference for a leader who wants to make an impact and obtain results.

Leadership also features prominently with a series focusing on the necessary skills to develop a signature style in order to maximize the influence and impact of any change-oriented communication. This content is created by experts from the prestigious London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

Banco Santander experts also contribute their knowledge and experience. The Blockchain series shows how this technology is changing the world and how it is getting closer to the heart of the global financial system, in addition to being increasingly useful in other sectors such as health, logistics, food or even the arts. 

In Data Analytics, the series invites us to learn how data analysis has become a competitive advantage for organisations and the revolutionary impact of applying artificial intelligence in any area of society. 

In addition, through two masterclasses, you can learn the keys needed by leaders, using a formula based on heart, curiosity and trust, how agile methodology is critical to the future of any business and how it helps us to react quickly to problems.

Banco Santander and its support for higher education

Banco Santander, the leader in responsible banking, is firmly committed to progress and inclusive sustainable growth. Through Santander Universities, it has been a pioneering stalwart of education, entrepreneurship and employment for 25 years, standing out among the world's financial institutions. So far, Santander has helped some 790,000 students, professionals, startups and SMEs with over 2.1 billion euros and partnerships with more than 1,000 universities in 15 countries.