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FCC and Barcelona City Government create the HUBarcelona scholarship programme

17/03/2014

FCC and Barcelona City Government create the HUBarcelona scholarship programme

FCC and Barcelona City Government have signed a cooperation agreement to create the HUBarcelona scholarship programme. The grants are for university students in Barcelona who want to extend their studies to include smart city strategies.

 

FCC and Barcelona City Government create the HUBarcelona scholarship programme

FCC will contribute 250,000 euro in total to the programme, which will provide five scholarships of 50,000 euro each. The city government will establish a tutoring system to monitor the training funded by the scholarships and will design an internship programme so that beneficiaries can apply the knowledge they have acquired to projects of interest for the city.

At the presentation of the scholarships, FCC Vice-Chairman and CEO Juan Béjar commented: "We support Barcelona's initiative unconditionally, especially as the city is on the cutting edge of innovation and optimal management of services".

Barcelona Mayor Xavier Trias highlighted the importance of the agreement with FCC: "We are investing in talent to create services for citizens", because "new technologies must generate returns to improve people's living standards".

The HUBarcelona scholarships were created to broaden and deepen FCC's public-private partnership with Barcelona in the field of smart cities.

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