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Banco Santander and IE Foundation offer 100 scholarships for technological innovation applied to the financial sector

Banco Santander y Fundación IE lanzan 100 becas de innovación tecnológica aplicadas al entorno financiero

The Santander Tech Revolution in Finance - IE University Scholarships are aimed at STEM undergraduates and graduates in nine countries.

Banco Santander, through Santander Universities and IE Foundation, are offering 100 Santander Tech Revolution in Finance – IE University Scholarships for graduates and undergraduates in the final two years of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) degrees.

The Santander Tech Revolution in Finance-IE University Scholarships are being offer in nine countries (Argentina, Brazil, United States, Spain, Mexico, Chile, Poland, Portugal and the United Kingdom) and to students aged 20 to 28 who have up to three years’ work experience. The purpose of these scholarships is to offer recipients the basic tools so they can understand the wealth of career options in the financial sector.

The students will receive online training, exclusively in English, from lecturers from IE University’s IE School of Human Sciences and Technology. The five-week long course will focus on how new technologies, such as cloud computing, cryptocurrencies, artificial intelligence, Big Data, the sharing economy and the digital management of investment funds, can be applied to the financial sector.

IE University and teams from Santander Universities and Santander Corporate & Investment Banking (SCIB) worked together on designing the programme and content to make STEM students aware of the career options in the financial sector.

“STEM subjects are seen as key to economic development and innovation, which are particularly relevant in the financial sector.”

José M. Linares, senior executive vice president and global head Santander CIB

“We’re fully aware of this that is why IE and Banco Santander are launching the “Tech Revolution in Finance” scholarships so that these undergraduates and recent graduates can discover the career options offered by the world of finance,” said José M. Linares, senior executive vice president and global head Santander CIB.

“Our purpose, as a foundation, is to offer the best international talent first-rate training on the potential of new technologies for the financial ecosystem and the skills to help their professional career and their impact on society in the future. And to be able to do this in partnership with Banco Santander is a privilege,” noted Gonzalo Garland, Executive Vice President of IE Foundation.

Applications are open online at www.becas-santander.com until 23 September 2020.