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The King and Queen of Spain welcome Banco Sabadell Foundation, winner of the Silver Asturias Medal, to the Princess of Asturias Awards

The Medal represents the recognition of the Foundation’s commitment to culture and talent in Asturias.

On the occasion of the Princess of Asturias Awards, King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia invited all of the institutions who have been awarded Medallas de Asturias [Asturias Medals], including Banco Sabadell Foundation who was awarded the Silver Asturias Medal in recognition of its willingness and commitment to support culture and talent in Asturias.

On 7 September the Foundation received the Medal for its commitment to Asturian society in general, and to the University of Oviedo, through its collaboration with providing student grants and training programmes. This link with Asturias also highlights the aids given to research, the annual call of the Banco Sabadell Foundation Award for Economic Research, which singles out young researchers aged under 40 due to their excellence in economic, business and social research, as well as university training programs, scholarships for the Inter-American Development Bank, internship programmes for students, professorships such as those Leonard Cohen and Ángel González professorships or the Imagine Silicon Valley scholarship for 2016, amongst others.

 

  • De izquierda a derecha: Rafael Pedregal, presidente de la Asociación Aspace-Asturias; Josep Oliu, presidente Banco Sabadell; Pedro Sanjurjo, presidente de la Junta General del Principado; Marcelino González, director general de Campoastur; María Cruz Fernández, presidenta Cooperativa Campoastur; Miquel Molins, presidente Fundación Banco Sabadell; Javier Fernández, presidente del Principado de Asturias; Pilar Penedo, esposa de Rafael Pedregal; D. Felipe de Borbón, Rey de España; Isabel Castaño, vicepresidenta Cooperativa El Orrio; Dña. Leticia Ortiz, Reina de España; José Manuel Vaquero, consejero de Editorial Prensa Ibérica; Francisca Garcia, presidente Cooperativa El Orrio; Lourdes Mieres, hija del pintor Alejandro Mieres; Alejandro Mieres, pintor; Efrén García, hijo de Laureano García; María Esther Peláez, esposa de Laureano Garcia; Guillermo Martínez, consejero de la Presidencia del Principado de Asturias.