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Santander Universities

We created 'Santander Universities' in 1996 to support the higher education sector in areas such as teaching and research, student mobility, international cooperation, knowledge and technology transfer, entrepreneurial initiatives, and innovation.

The Santander Universities Global Division has signed cooperation agreements with 1,115 universities in Argentina, Brazil, Belgium, Chile, China, Colombia, Germany, Ghana, Mexico, Poland , Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Russia, Singapore, Spain, USA, United Kingdom, UAE and Uruguay.

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Our 'Santander Universities' initiative was introduced in the UK in 2007 and we’re already collaborating with 72 British higher education institutions. These agreements are focused on promoting international exchange schemes, entrepreneurial activities, internships in SMEs and the mobility of students and researchers.

'Santander Universities' - the facts (2013):

  • 1,115 collaboration agreements in 20 countries
  • 22,422 scholarships and grants including:
  • Mobility grants 11,115
  • Scholarships 3,298
  • Awards 850
  • Internships 7,159
  • 4,460 collaboration projects with higher education institutions
  • €142 million of funding to higher education institutions

For Santander, investing in education is the most powerful means of promoting the development and prosperity of society.

We’re committed to supporting everyone who works for us in achieving a reasonable balance between their home and working life. So to help our people meet their commitments outside of work, we offer a range of flexible work options, including part-time working, job sharing, career breaks and flexible holiday options.