Norwegian private investment company Kistefos has pledged more than €2m to help talented young people study in Spain. Over four years, the programme will grant 46 scholarships to candidates in SA, Liberia, Ethiopia and Norway. The IE Kistefos Young Talented Leaders Scholarships Programme is a partnership with IE University, which has campuses in Segovia, Madrid and Castile & León. Programmes are run in English and Spanish. The university’s business school, based in Madrid, is ranked among the world’s best. IE says the programme is aimed at people with "a vision for business and innovation". All scholarships will cover up to 100% of tuition fees including living expenses and travel. IE says candidates must demonstrate academic and personal excellence, strong leadership capabilities, an entrepreneurial mindset and a commitment to having an impact at home after graduation. Kistefos, headed by entrepreneur Christen Sveaas, has supported a number of academic programmes for young people i...

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