Santander Universities sponsors EUG2018
Santander Universities sponsors the European Universities Games 2018, a key support for the success of the event. Santander Universities is a Santander Totta Bank's project.
Santander Totta has the compromise of promoting the best practices in response to the Portuguese society' challenges, being one of the references in Portugal in regards to higher education. Since 2003 supports knowledge and high education with an annual investment of about seven million in social and corporate responsibility.
Santander Bank is the company who most invest in education support in the world (Varkey/UNESCO-Fortune 500 Report) and has more than 1100 agreements with universities and academic institutions in 21 countries through Santander Universities and, through Universia network, gathers more than 1300 latin academic institutions.
For Marcos Soares Ribeiro, managing director of Santander Universities, "the main goal was always to support youngsters, giving them skills and values, so this support to EUG2018 comes in a natural way because sports is a path for personal development. On the other way, we are contributing to Universities' excellence, who have a key role in the formation of new generations".
Mário Santos, EUG2018 Secretary-General, recognizes the importance of this partnership. "Having Santander Totta support is the recognition of the importance of EUG2018. Santander Universities is linked only with the best events and projects around the world".