Campus and Community

Santander and Técnico reinforce strategic partnership

This Tuesday, representatives of both entities signed a multi-annual patronage contract, which will result in new and varied activities.

This Tuesday, March 8, Instituto Superior Técnico and Santander Bank renewed their partnership. The agreement signed by the president of Técnico, professor Rogério Colaço, and the president of the Santander Portugal Foundation and Head of ESG at the Santander Group in Europe, Dr. Inês Oom de Sousa, renews the bank’s presence in Técnico Partner Network. The Santander Portugal Foundation will also support Técnico in the digital transformation and sustainability.

“I am very pleased to be renewing this partnership that has been so fruitful for Técnico and for the country”, said professor Rogério Colaço.

“Técnico is a strategic partner, so it is also with great pleasure and happiness that we see this partnership being renewed”, shared Dr. Inês Oom de Sousa.

The partnership foresees the development of new initiatives focused on Education, Entrepreneurship and Employability, and the existing activities developed in recent years, such as scholarships and innovative initiatives and programmes, such as: CA2ECT-Núcleos, E.Awards@Técnico, Técnico Business Cards, Alumni Talks, TecInnov Santander Competitions, TecInnov Santander Innovation and the European Innovation Academy@IST.

Santander Bank maintains a strong commitment to a sustainable and inclusive future, and has made a pioneering and consolidated commitment to Higher Education, through Santander Universities over the last 25 years. The bank has awarded more than 2,000 million euros and awarded more than 630,000 scholarships since its launch. In Portugal, Santander Bank invests more than seven million euros annually in responsible banking, and maintains a close relationship with 50 higher education institutions through Santander Universities.

The ceremony brought together the Vice president of Técnico for Operations & Corporate Partnerships, professor Pedro Amaral, the Vice president of Técnico for Financial Management, professor Isabel Dias, the Director of Santander Universities, Dr. Cristina Neves, and the Director of Coordination Universities, Dr. Duarte Rodrigues.