Middlesex University students and academics will have access to new funding and scholarship opportunities after the University signed a three-year funding deal with Santander on Thursday 1 July.
The global bank will offer 19 scholarships for undergraduate students, ten awards for postgraduate students and opportunities to carry out research in universities across the globe, including Spain, Portugal, Russia, the UK and in Latin American countries.
In addition to offering support for scholarships and research activities, the co-operation agreement will also allow staff to teach overseas, and help support our students in developing their business ideas.
Through its Santander Universities scheme, Santander supports the higher education sector in four continents in areas including teaching and research, entrepreneurial initiatives, and innovation. Over the past 12 years Santander has invested over half a billion dollars in the scheme and has supported over 600 universities worldwide. Middlesex University is the latest addition to the Santander Universities Group.
Luis Juste, Director of Santander Universities UK, said: “We are committed to working with Middlesex to promote international collaboration, student mobility, and the transfer of knowledge between academia and industry and vice versa.”
Vice Chancellor, Professor Michael Driscoll, said: “We look forward to a long term partnership between the University and Santander. We share a vision for helping our staff and students to teach and study in different organisations, helping broaden their experience”.
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