- In this edition, Iberdrola has allocated nearly 3 million euros to its master’s degree and research grants for young people from ten countries, including México.
- Since the beginning of this in 2014, it has financed the studies of 39 Mexican youngsters.
- Queen Letizia, accompanied by the President of Iberdrola, Ignacio Sánchez Galán, and Spain’s Minister for Ecological Transition, Teresa Ribera, presented these master’s degree and research scholarships.
Eleven Mexican youngsters received from Queen Letizia, the president of Iberdrola, Ignacio Sánchez Galán, and Spain’s Minister for Ecological Transition, Teresa Ribera, scholarships to pursue master´s degree studies at prestigious international universities in Madrid today.
In this 2018-2019 edition, Iberdrola allocated nearly 3 million euros for 97 youngsters from ten countries, including Mexico, to study a master’s degree program in clean energies, energy engineering, environment and cybersecurity.
From its beginning in Mexico in 2014, this program has awarded scholarships to 39 students in Mexico.
“I am not only trained in architecture, but also in energy efficiency and how to lower the impact on the environment. Together with my job, the master’s degree has helped me widen my knowledge about the energy industry”, said Pilar Villagrán, who completed a master’s degree at the Universidad de Oviedo with the 2016-2017 Iberdrola Scholarship and is now employed at Iberdrola México.
The company’s President thanked Queen Letizia for her support of “new generations called to transform our reality of today into their reality of tomorrow,” since it is critical that “talented young people contribute to build a more sustainable world through the protection of the environment and biodiversity”.
Iberdrola has strengthened its bond with the academic world through actions focused on attracting talent and transferring knowledge. Furthermore, the company backs the education of young people with a great capacity. In the last five years it has contributed to the education of nearly 4,000 university students.
By supporting education, research and knowledge, Iberdrola continues to progress in the fulfillment of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
Iberdrola U: Iberdrola’s university program
Iberdrola U, Iberdrola’s university program, agrees on an academic collaboration with six benchmark institutions: Universidad Pontificia Comillas, University of Salamanca, University of Strachclyde, Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Hamad Bin Khalifa University of Qatar.
The group also promotes education quality, technological transfer, and energy service universalization through different university chairs, like the Iberdrola-AVANGRID Chair with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Iberdrola Eighth Centenary Chair of the University of Salamanca, or the Iberdrola Chair of Economic and Business Ethics recently entered into with the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas.