The National University of Singapore (NUS) has signed a Cooperation Agreement with the Spanish bank, Banco Santander, SA, the fourth largest bank in the world, to roll out a series of educational programmes across the University. The gift, which is the first to a Singapore institution from Banco Santander, will offer NUS students more overseas educational opportunities, among other initiatives.
Banco Santander supports higher education in all the countries where they have a presence through the Santander Global Universities Network of more than 900 universities in America, Europe and Asia. Partner universities include Brown University, US, and Imperial College, UK. Singapore, where the bank is yet to have a branch, is a key area of focus in the Asia-Pacific region.
“The National University of Singapore, which ranks among the top universities world-wide, is a valued addition to the Santander universities network,” said Mr Emilio Botín-Sanz de Sautuola y Garcia de los Rios, President of Banco Santander. “We believe that the best way of contributing to a country’s social and economic growth is by supporting the higher education and research system and our partnership with NUS is based on that conviction. We look forward to a long and rewarding relationship with NUS and Singapore.”
Apart from participation programmes at Santander partner universities, the initiatives being launched under this agreement include research exchange attachments and the development of a doctorate workshop in Advanced Risk Management.
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