Submissions are now being accepted for the 2013 BBVA National Teaching Awards. The awards seek to recognize the excellent work of thousands of teachers across the country who run programs to promote reading and writing among their students.
BBVA has been awarded the Excellence Prize for its Social Commitment, by the Dirigentes Digital economic journal. The 19th Excellence Prizes were awarded in a special ceremony which took place on July 4 in Madrid.
Francisco González, Chairman of the BBVA Foundation and Emilio Lora Tamayo, Chairman of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), yesterday presented the Premios Fronteras Del Conocimiento (Frontiers of Knowledge) Awards, in an event that brought together well-known representatives of the international scientific community, as well as public figures from the world of culture and business in Spain.
The BBVA Foundation and the Spanish Royal Society of Physics (RSEF) have presented the ‘2012 Physics Awards’ during a ceremony chaired by the BBVA Foundation’s chairman, Francisco González, and the Secretary of State for Research, Development and Innovation, Carmen Vela.
The ceremony held on April 10 in Madrid was chaired by the BBVA Chairman, Francisco González, and the Minister of Education, Culture and Sports, José Ignacio Wert. A total of 129,000 euros are awarded in its eight categories, which cover the various educational levels and areas of knowledge.
Under the slogan “You are essential in your education“, FAD, the Spanish National Commission for Cooperation with UNESCO and BBVA have opened the call for the 2013 Teacher Action Prize. The teachers who wish to apply can do so individually or collectively until… Continue reading FAD, UNESCO and BBVA launch the 2013 Teacher Action Prize »
The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Development Cooperation category goes in this fifth edition to the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) for “developing and delivering new, effective and affordable treatments for poverty related diseases including Chagas disease, sleeping sickness, malaria and leishmaniasis affecting the world’s most vulnerable populations,” according to the award citation.
The BBVA Foundation Fronteras del Conocimiento Award in the Ecology and Conservation Biology category has been awarded in its fifth year to the American marine ecologist Jane Lubchenco for her experimental work, which has led to the understanding of coastal marine ecosystems and laid the scientific basis for the design of marine reserves.
A total of €580,000 shall be awarded in prize money in the three categories, two for action in Spain and Latin America and a third prize for awareness raising, aimed at reporters. The deadline for submitting entries is 1 April.
The project offers teachers training, both online and in-person; resources for classroom teaching and forums of debate, as well as other support. The main aim is to create a cohesive and active community of engaged and motivated teachers who work with social values in the classroom, thus having a direct impact on their communities.