Visit to Group Santander City
Last Tuesday, July 31st, the team of the Santander Center for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) of the University of Malaga, along with its Director, Prof. Dr. Cristina Quintana García and Prof. Dr. Carlos A. Benavides Velasco, Director of the Strategic Plan and Social Responsibility of the University of Malaga, were invited to visit Group Santander City, the corporate headquarters, located in Boadilla del Monte district of Madrid (Spain).
Together with José Antonio Cristóbal Álvaro, Director of Santander Universities Andalusia, they were kindly welcomed by Alfredo Albáizar Fernández, Director of Santander Universities Spain, and Fernando Ordóñez Rodríguez, Director of Corporate Agreements and Projects of the Santander Universitiees Global Division. They held a meeting which allowed the members of the Santander Center for CSR to acquire an in-depth understanding of the objectives and organization of the Net of Santander Universities Centers. They also had the opportunity to do a guided tour along the city and its Art Center.
Group Santander is deeply committed to Higher Education and maintains a stable alliance with almost 1,000 universities from America, Asia and Europe through its Santander Universities Global Division. Such collaboration takes place in most countries in which the Group operates, such as Germany, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, USA, Spain, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, United Kingdom, Russia, Singapore and Uruguay.
Santander Universities is a unique initiative in the world, to which Banco Santander contributed more than 110 million euros in 2011. The Net of Santander Universities Centers is a relevant part of this Project, and these Centers have the support of Banco Santander to develop teaching- and research projects. Among them are the UNESCO Centers as the one located in the University of Santiago de Compostela, the Centers for Family Business (universities of Almería, Cantabria, Granada, Jaén, Malaga, Salamanca, Seville and Valladolid) and the Centers for Corporate Social Responsibility (universities of Alcala de Henares, Antonio de Nebrija, Castilla La-Mancha, Francisco de Victoria and Salamanca) of which the University of Malaga is a recent member.