The OU and Santander celebrated their 10 year relationship and its extension to 2020 this week (26 July) at the OU’s Milton Keynes campus.
The Santander Universities agreement will provide a further £210,000 to continue to set up scholarships for academics and students from higher education institutions in countries within Santander’s network to study at The Open University and participate in its International Fellowship Programme.
The funding supports the following awards:
Funding received through the agreement over the last 10 years, has led to some interesting research projects and opened up employment opportunities for those involved.
A few projects the awards are helping with are protecting floodplain meadows, recycling carbon, exploring how children can learn to code and protecting people from volcanic eruptions.
Speaking at the celebration, Diana Stammers, OU Director Academic Strategy, said:
“Through this financial support we have been able to send our academic and research staff and research students all across the world in pursuit of sharing their research and undertaking knowledge exchange with colleagues.
In 2016/17 this funding has enabled collaborations between the OU and other academic institutions in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Uruguay, the UK and the USA.”
Find out more about Santander Universities scheme.