Summer Cologne Summer Schools: Santander encourages international exchange 2

Summer Cologne Summer Schools: Santander encourages international exchange

08.07.2019 – 17:57

Santander Consumer Bank AG

Mönchengladbach / Cologne (ots)

            - Santander sponsors two international summer schools in Cologne
- The focus is on the themes of "personalized medicine" and

With financial support from Santander, students from ten countries are studying various approaches to personalized medicine this summer. From 5 to 19 July 2019, international participants will be able to take exciting courses and exchange ideas at "Cologne Summer University on Personalized Medicine". Thanks to the cooperation between Santander Universities and the University of Cologne, an interdisciplinary summer university in Cologne can be proposed for the seventh time.

Alberto Dörr, head of universities in Santander, Germany, welcomes the new project, which reinforces international exchanges in a particular way. "Staying abroad is very important for the intercultural experiences of students and, in the field of personalized medicine, these experiences help people with diseases get a global vision and advice on the best personalized treatment possible. "

In addition to the Cologne Cathedral, students will also be welcomed in Potsdam and will address topics related to "connected health" and "digital health and machine learning". Another highlight is the integrated participation in the personalized medicine conference of the "International Center for Personalized Medicine" in Düsseldorf, where participants will have the opportunity to meet international researchers working on topics such as epigenetics, nanothérapie. and gene therapy.

"We are looking forward to twenty students from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Spain, Italy, India, Iran, Slovakia, Ukraine. and the Netherlands this year, and we are grateful for the financial support of Santander, "explains Victoria Busch. , Coordinator of the Cologne Summer Schools. The program is managed by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dr. H. C. Jürgen Hescheler, Director of the Institute of Neurophysiology of the University of Cologne, and Prof. Dr. med. Karim Nayernia, head of the International Center for Personalized Medicine in Düsseldorf, as well as the team of the Cologne Summer Schools.

The CologneAlumni WORLDWIDE World Team will also support international exchange through a summer university this summer: 30 alumni and alumni of the University of Cologne will discuss different aspects and approaches from 15 to 19 July. exciting under the theme "Digitization and New Media". on topics such as "online health" or "health information on the Internet".

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Santander Universities are part of the Santander Universities World Business Unit, through which Banco Santander has established some 1,200 unique collaborations with universities around the world since 1996. These collaborations are different from those of other national and international banks: Banco Santander Santander promotes academic institutions in the areas of education and research, international cooperation, knowledge and technology transfer, business initiatives, student exchanges and innovation. For more information on Santander Universities, visit Information about Santander universities in Germany is available at

Banco Santander (SAN.MC, STD.N, BNC.LN) is a private and commercial bank established in Spain and present in ten key markets in Europe and America. Santander is the largest bank in the euro zone in terms of market value. Founded in 1857, Santander managed 981 billion euros in assets under management (deposits and investment funds) by the end of 2018. Santander has around 144 million customers worldwide, 13,000 branches and approximately 200,000 employees. In 2018, Santander posted an attributable profit of 7.81 billion euros, an increase of 18% over the previous year.

Santander Consumer Bank AG is one of the five largest private banks in Germany in terms of number of customers. It provides private customers and businesses with comprehensive financial services through a variety of channels. Whether online, via videoconference or in person at the branch, Santander offers a range of services and products covering a wide range from chequing and credit cards to mortgages and securities. In Germany, the bank is the largest funder of the mobility sector, independent of the manufacturer, and also the leader in consumer goods. The wholly owned subsidiary of the Spanish company Banco Santander is based in Mönchengladbach. Further information is available at

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