• The IQS Business Foundation Hosts the Annual Ceremony for Academic Excellence, Financial Aid, and Master's Degree Scholarships

Tuesday, 25 October, 2022
IQS Fundación Empresas

The Undergraduate, Financial Aid, and Master's Degree Scholarship Programme led by the IQS Business Foundation has awarded 46 scholarships for academic year 2022-2023 thanks to the collaboration of 26 sponsoring companies.

The aim of this programme is to renew the IQS Business Foundation's commitment to academic excellence and the education of future professionals as well as fostering relationships between companies and scholarship recipients both in Undergraduate and Master's degrees.

Held on 19 October, the award ceremony featured participation by Dr Salvador Borrós, Director of IQS; Dr Jordi Díaz, Dean of the IQS School of Engineering; Dr José Javier Molins, Registrar; Dr Carlos Moslares, Dean of the IQS School of Management; and Mrs. Rosa Curt, Director of the IQS Business Foundation.

Marcos Fernández García, president of Grupo AC Marca, remarked on IQS as a prestigious institution and said that "programmes such as the one we are celebrating today make it possible that the main criterion by which a young person can have access to the best possible education is their drive and their level of excellence, not their economic resources."

The event also featured a speech by Arnau Clapés Amat, a 5th year student in the Dual Undergraduate Programme in Industrial Engineering and Business Administration and Management, who earned a scholarship awarded by Jori Armengol. He said that "the academic excellence scholarship represents a very gratifying recognition of our daily work to strive for the best academic performance. In addition, it's a great incentive and a fantastic opportunity to be able to study at IQS and be in contact with the companies in the IQS Business Foundation, which are all leaders in their sectors."

 

31 scholarships for undergraduate and dual undergraduate programme students

The companies and their representatives at the awards ceremony that recognized the efforts of the best students included Carburos Metálicos, Salvador Viera, HR Director; Ernesto Ventós, Gemma Parramon, Europe Managing Director; Fundació Caixa Enginyers, Iñaki Irisarri, Project Manager; Fundació Puig, Grupo AC Marca Marcos Fernández, President, and Blanca Such, Corporate Marketing Manager; Grupo Altadia; Jori Armengol, Ferran Jori, CEO, and Flor González, HR Director; Josep Ribé; Leti Pharma, Jaime Grego, President, and Mar Grego, Vice President;  Lucta, Àngels Peris, Head of Fragrance Applied Research; Protein; and for Financial Aid scholarships, the Fundación Jesús Serra, Ignacio Gallardo- Bravo, Director. 

These scholarships are awarded to incoming students with limited financial resources and the best academic records. They recognize academic merit and excellence and help finance the cost of tuition. A committee assesses the student's academic record, their academic effort, the grades they have earned, and other activities and skills developed by the student.

  • Carburos Metálicos Scholarships: Lola Álvarez Sarroca, 3rd year student in the Undergraduate Programme in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering; Eloi Santomà Hernández, 4th year student in the Undergraduate Programme in Chemical Engineering and Business Administration and Management; and Valeria Darvas García, 2nd year student in the Undergraduate Programme in Industrial Engineering.
  • Ernesto Ventós Scholarships: Tània Farnós Pérez de Baños and Lian Shidong Porta Coll, 2nd year students in the Undergraduate Programme in Biotechnology.
  • Fundació Caixa d'Enginyers Scholarships: Liam Cuberas Gallego and Josep Camprodon Sánchez, 2nd year students in the Undergraduate Programme in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering.
  • Fundació Puig Scholarships: Anna Marimón Klefisch, 4th year student in the Undergraduate Programme in Biotechnology; and Maria Costa Valldosera, 4th year student in the Undergraduate Programme in Chemical Engineering.
  • Grupo AC Marca Scholarships: Laia Torrella Adriaensen, 3rd year student in the Undergraduate Programme in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering; Lucía Par Gelabert, 2nd year student in the Undergraduate Programme in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering; Anna Becerra Mumbrú, 2nd year student in the Undergraduate Programme in Biotechnology; and Cristina Guarch Pascual, 2nd year student in the Undergraduate Programme in Business Administration and Management.
  • Grupo Altaria Scholarships: Álvaro Roviralta Pastor, 3rd year student in the Undergraduate Programme in Industrial Engineering; Guillermo Roviralta Pastor, 3rd year student in the Undergraduate Programme in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering; and Elisabet Víchez Cervera, 1st year student in the Undergraduate Programme in Biotechnology.
  • Jori Armengol Scholarships: Arnau Clapés Amat, 5th year student in the Undergraduate Programme in Industrial Engineering and Business Administration and Management; Marta López Llorach, 4th year student in the Undergraduate Programme in Marketing; and Mireia Dalmau Bosch, 3rd year student in the Undergraduate Programme in Business Administration and Management.
  • Josep Ribé Scholarships: Cheng Wang, 1st year student in the Undergraduate Programme in Biotechnology and Business Administration and Management; and Oriol Sanahuja Gacen, 1st year student in the Undergraduate Programme in Industrial Engineering.
  • LetiPharma Scholarships: Miriam Teixidó Torres, 3rd year student in the Undergraduate Programme in Business Administration and Management; Enma Ricart Lloret, 4th year student in the Undergraduate Programme in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and Business Administration and Management; and Berta Moliner Erro, 1st year student in the Undergraduate Programme in Biotechnology.
  • Lucta Scholarships: Helena Revelles Díaz, 1st year student in the Undergraduate Programme in Biotechnology and Business Administration and Management; Esther Ting Cabrera Clapers and Clàudia Lorente Villaret, 2nd year students in the Undergraduate Programme in Biotechnology; and Laura Gallego Olsina, 2nd year student in the Undergraduate Programme in International Business.
  • Protein Scholarships: Paula Esteve Casadevall, 2nd year student in the Undergraduate Programme in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering.

 

Financial Aid Scholarships

Fundación Jesús Serra Scholarships: Ainhoa Laratta Tortosa, 2nd year student in the Undergraduate Programme in Biotechnology, and Laia Alburqueque Benites, 1st year student in the Undergraduate Programme in Biotechnology.

 

15 Master's Degree Scholarships

Before awarding the scholarships, Fernando Peirón, Director of Fábrica de Covestro, addressed the students by saying: "Being an IQS graduate is an asset in your professional life. When you are going through challenging moments in life, such as our current times, your education and your connections with society mean everything. And having an educational background that teaches about belonging and sense of ownership, passion, courage, and leadership is incredibly helpful. Rely on your time at IQS to support you in low times and bring your disruptive learning and knowledge to passing trends and uncertainty."

María Millet Cairol, studying the Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering, who earned a scholarship awarded by Naturgy, gave the speech on behalf of the students. She thanked the IQS Business Foundation and the university for their support in connecting students, science, and business. Referring to the latter, she stressed that "their connection with the university represents a valuable opportunity for new master's degree students. This recognition gives prestige to our future in a way that enriches the academic and professional trajectory for all of us."

The companies and their representatives at the ceremony that recognized the efforts of the best students at the IQS School of Engineering and the IQS School of Management included Andbank, Rául Martínez, Managing Director, Equatorial Coca-cola Bottling Company, Belen García, ECCBC Group, C&B Manager & HR Services, IQS Tech Transfer, Núria Vallmitjana, Director, Covestro, Fernando Peiron, Barcelona Factory Director, Celsa Group, Juan Mauri, Rolling Mills Industrial Processes Global Manager, Eurofragance, Olivier Anthony, Global Research and Innovation Manager, Grífols, Isabel Soler, Hiring Manager, Lluch Essence, Eva Lluch, CEO, Sofia Lluch, Owner; Belen Esteve, Technical Director Multivac, Txus Baquero, General Director, Albert Blasi, Engineering and R&D Director, and Marta Hernández, HR Director, Naturgy, Carmen Fernández, Talent Management and Culture, Ravago Plásticos, Silvia Trallero, Financial Controller, Roca Sanitario, Ainhoa Lafente, Human Resources Manager, Technip Energies, Manel Vera, P&C Director, and Werfen, Xavier Soler, HR Director.

The Master's Degree Scholarships represent financial aid to support the top students from our undergraduate programmes at the IQS School of Engineering and the IQS School of Management to continue their studies at IQS.

  • Andbank Scholarship: Mateo Rivero Queralt, Master's Degree in Wealth and Financial Management.
  • Equatorial Coca-Cola Bottling Company Scholarship: Anais Zurita Ramírez, Master's Degree in Global Entrepreneurial Management.
  • IQS Tech Transfer Scholarship: Candela Díaz Gracia-Lorés, Master's Degree in International Marketing in a Digital Environment.
  • Celsa Group Scholarship: Ana García Romañach, Master's Degree in Industrial Engineering.
  • Covestro Scholarship: Helena Pérez Blanes, Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering.
  • Eurofragance Scholarship: Diego Laquintana Alonso, Master's Degree in Analytical Chemistry.
  • Grífols Scholarship: Cristina Torres Atalao, Master's Degree in Bioengineering.
  • Lluch Essence Scholarship: Cristina Montaner Rey, Master's Degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry.
  • Multivac Scholarship: Mireia Molins Colomer, Master's Degree in Industrial Engineering.
  • Two Naturgy Scholarships: Nil Hernández Vidal and María Millet Cairol, Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering.
  • Ravago Plásticos Scholarship: Guillem Villar Ruiz de Valdivia, Master's Degree in Materials Science and Engineering.
  • Roca Sanitarios Scholarship: Alba Terzán Soler, Master's Degree in Materials Science and Engineering.
  • Technip Energies Scholarship: Alexandre Farré Fustero, Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering.
  • Werfen Scholarship: Berta Vall Brossa, Master's Degree in Bioengineering.

The ceremony also featured attendance by IQS master's degree supervisors, coordinators, and lecturers including Dr Gonzalo Rodríguez, Dr Carles Malet, Dr Xavier Berzosa, Dr Andrés García, Dr Roger Estrada, Dr Manuel Abad, and Dr Xavier Ramírez, among others.

Furthermore, the STEM degree scholarships for academic year 23-24 were launched, which promote education for women in technical areas such as science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

With this initiative, the IQS Business Foundation is contributing to promoting STEM careers and the professional development of women in these areas of knowledge, with the aim of incorporating their talent into research, innovation, and technology.