The 50 Best Scholarship program, in collaboration with BBVA, was presented the 2018 Gourmet Excellence Award as part of the Madrid International Tourism Fair (FITUR). These awards seek to foster the highest quality in different sectors related to tourism and culture - in this case with gastronomy.
Life and Culture
Life and Culture
BBVA today announced the availability of the English version of its popular podcast created in collaboration with Grupo Santillana and El País, Aprendemos Juntos, or Learning Together.
The World’s 50 Best organization, which every year publishes the list of the world’s best dining destinations, has announced that, as of next year, all restaurants taking the top spot in past editions - including El Celler de Can Roca, named world’s best in 2013 and 2015 - will be ascended to a new category, named ‘Best of the Best’, and will no longer be eligible for the annual list.
The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Climate Change category has gone in this eleventh edition to Anny Cazenave (France), John Church (Australia) and Jonathan Gregory (UK), for their research into the response of sea level to climate change. Narrowing down the causes, integrating satellite observations and innovations applied in numerical modeling have contributed to discovering that the pace at which this rise is taking place is increasing.
Birmingham Legion FC announced today a multi-year partnership with BBVA Compass, extending the banking giant marketing rights across Legion FC platforms and in-stadium at BBVA Compass Field on the campus of the University of Alabama-Birmingham. The partnership will also aim to create opportunities for Birmingham’s communities.
BBVA Foundation President Francisco González presented the Francisco Giner de los Ríos Awards for the Improvement of Educational Quality. This year, these awards claim education as the most decisive domain for collective well-being, pluralism and democracy.
For Kiran Bir Sethi, one thing’s clear: If there’s one thing that children should learn at school, that’s how to change the world. How? This Indian educator’s proposal is Design for Change, a movement that fosters children’s creativity and initiative to solve problems in their community, and that currently is present in over 60 countries. Sethi is also a founder of the Riverside schools, and there, she helps little students grow by saying ‘I can!” And of course, to the beat of a Bollywood tune.
The BBVA Foundation and the Spanish Royal Society of Physics presented their annual awards to promote scientific culture and recognize high quality research, innovation and the work of young physicists. During the ceremony, BBVA Foundation President Francisco González indicated that: “Physics is a science with an ability like none other to shape our vision of the world while transforming our environment through radical technological innovation.” Furthermore, the President of the BBVA Foundation was named a distinguished member of the scientific organization for “his genuine interest in fomenting science in general and physics in particular.”
There are more than two million people in five Latin American countries who work hard day in and day out to overcome barriers, live in dignity and make their dreams come true. More than two million entrepreneurs who are supported by the BBVA Microfinance Foundation (BBVAMF) so that their small businesses - their livelihoods - flourish. Of these two million people, most are women who are examples of how much can be done with so little. The Organization of American States (OAS) presented the BBVAMF an award for promoting the empowerment of women in Latin America - the region with the highest inequality in the world.