Archive for July/2010

30
Jul

La Unidad de Arqueología de IE University ha comenzado los trabajos arqueológicos en la Villa Imperial del Emperador Adriano en Palestrina, ubicada en las proximidades de Roma (Italia). Bajo la supervisión de la Dra. Sandra Gatti, directora del Museo Arqueológico Nacional de Palestrina, el proyecto se desarrollará a lo largo de los próximos cinco años, bajo la dirección del profesor de IE University  Emilio Illarregui, con la colaboración de la Universitá de la Sapienza Romana, Universitat Rovira i Virgili y Universidad de Casino, entre otras instituciones. 

Los trabajos arqueológicos están financiados por sponsors privados españoles y por distintas entidades italianas con el objetivo de poner en valor y recuperar para la sociedad la inmensa riqueza arqueológica presente en este complejo palatino de inicios del siglo II d.c  que abarca más de 10 hectáreas y que fue residencia de varios emperadores romanos. 

Durante los meses de julio y septiembre, los trabajos en la Villa Imperial de Adriano se centran en levantamientos planimétricos 2D y 3D de la zona del ninfeo y de la parte termal del palacio. A su vez, los expertos están procediendo a la recopilación y estudio de los materiales y documentos presentes en el yacimiento  y de aquellos conservados en los museos del Lazio, Roma y el Vaticano. 

La Villa Imperial de Palestrina es un inmenso complejo augusteo transformado posteriormente por los emperadores Adriano y Marco Aurelio. En las cercanías de Roma se ubica el santuario de Fortuna Primigesta, uno de los grandes centros adivinatorios de Italia. La riqueza de este santuario en la Antigüedad lo convirtió en uno de los lugares más visitados por los principales personajes de la época republicana romana. Tras las guerras civiles de Mario y Sila el complejo sufre toda una serie de destrucciones y de transformaciones hasta  su abandono como santuario y sede de grandes centros residenciales de emperadores e importantes personajes del Alto Imperio. 

Las intervenciones de 2010 se van a centrar la zona termal y en el ninfeo, estructura exterior dedicada a consagrar a las ninfas que en la Villa Imperial de Palestrina conserva al menos dos plantas de altura con un frente de unos 20 metros y una longitud de unos 40 metros, con nichos abiertos dentro de la estructura para conservar estatuas. Precisamente, de estos nichos procede la famosa estatua de Antinoo, conservada en la Sala Rotonda de los Museos Vaticanos.

16
Jul

Times of India entrevista al Rector de IE University

Written on July 16, 2010 by Roberto Arribas in General, Highlights

Times of India ha publicado una entrevista al Rector de IE University, Santiago íñiguez, bajo el título “‘The idea is to produce global citizens, rather than specialists’. El artículo fue publicado el pasado 14 de julio en la sección de opinión del periódico. Leer artículo.

Reprducimos a continuación el citado artículo:

‘The idea is to produce global citizens, rather than specialists’

One of the top six business schools in the world (according to the Financial Times rankings 2010), Instituto de Empresa Business School’s transition into a university has been smooth and successful. Santiago Iniguez , rector, IE University, Spain, tells Tirna Ray that the change is in keeping with the times:

     Why did IE Business School, a well-known brand, transform into a university?

It was our vision more than the need. Given the convergence of higher education and the Bologna process, we thought of the bigger picture and that is what propelled the transition of IE Business School into IE University. The university is the evolution of IE Business School’s mission to shape a unique centre for higher education learning and innovation in Europe. We have a distinctly international approach and one of the major priorities is to bring together faculty and students from around the world. We recognise and acknowledge the fact that in these global times, we need to offer a holistic learning experience to our students that covers management skills, an element of innovation, an entrepreneurial mindset, a global vision and social commitment.

     Was there any concern that it would dilute the ‘Business School’ brand?

A lot of thinking, deliberation and discussion went behind the decision. Further, we decided to enter only into those areas in which we were convinced that we could excel. We chalked out a clear charter for the next 15 years which not only involved the curriculum but also substantial tie-ups and partnerships with the lead institutes across the world.

     What is the vision of the university?

An IE University education focuses on entrepreneurial vision, technological innovation and international mobility along with a hands-on experience. The idea is to produce global citizens, rather than producing graduates who are specialised in specific disciplines. With our university located in the 15th century monastery of Santa Cruz la Real, in the city of Segovia, a site that has been a crucible of different cultures and that embraces tolerance and knowledge, our vision goes beyond the given boundaries of academics and ignites the desire to explore.

The bachelor’s degrees at the IE University are taught in English and Spanish. Our strength is an innovative blended methodology, which offers a classroom experience along with online modes of delivery in the fields of architecture, art history, biology, business administration, communication and psychology and tourism management.

     What is special about the academic content of IE programmes?

Our programmes equip students to put their acquired knowledge into practice. Workshops and facilities at the university include the applied psychology centre, art rooms, biology laboratories, digital editing rooms and the language centre to mention a few. The university aims to be responsive to the contemporary needs and values of the global market. The learning process encourages leadership and humanistic skills in our students through the core IE module, which includes key areas such as business leadership, interpersonal skills, ethics and humanities.

     Do you have any plans to launch an overseas campus in India?

We do not disregard the possibility of entering India in the future. But, we believe that every country has its own specific needs. In order to target the ideal market in India, we would rather go for strategic alliances. In the next couple of years, we may work towards blended programmes – with face-to-face periods in India and online modules.

15
Jul

Meet the Professor: Salvador Carmona

Written on July 15, 2010 by Roberto Arribas in General

     Can you describe us your professional and academic career?

I teach accounting and management control at IE University. I have taught in different European, Asian and American Universities and I have also published in international magazines. I am currently participating in the editorial board of 12 internationals magazines and I am the editor of European Accounting Review, one of the top accounting publications in Europe. 

     How and when do you get to IE University? What is your role at it?

I arrived at the university from the IE Business School and I am currently professor. I am also currently Faculty Vicerector of IE University. 

     What courses do you teach? Why is your subject important to a BBA student?

I teach a course on Cost Accounting. In today’s context, with the current financial crisis, cost accounting and control is essential in order to be more efficient and eliminate the costs that do not add any value to the company. 

     Could you give us three books, TV series or movies that you would recommend to a future BBA student? Why?

–  Chariots of Fire: it explains the triumph of will in life. All of us have some kind of talent, but those who succeed are the ones that take the best out of those talents

– Wall Street: it shows the nonsense of those behaviors that sometimes cross legality and ethics. You can do business and make a lot of money without being detrimental to us and the people we love.

– The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World by Niall Ferguson. This book is a unique historical approach to the understanding of the fundamentals of the financial system and the economy. 

     Any other recommendation for our students?

I would tell them to take advantage of being at IE University in order to learn as much as possible, and make that learning process their goal while they are enrolled. If that is their aim, good grades will come eventually.

15
Jul

El periodista y profesor de IE University, Juan Luis Manfredi, ha publicado el artículo “La propiedad intelectual en tiempos de cambio” en  Economía Exterior.

En su comunicación, Manfredi sostiene que “las funciones de la propiedad intelectual e industrial están claras y siguen vigentes, pero las formas de protección existentes no se ajustan al cambio digital ni a sus consecuencias sociales y económicas”. Y añade que “se trata de un problema global que no se resuelve con parches nacionales”. 

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14
Jul

Márius Rubiralta mantuvo un encuentro con las autoridades académicas y claustro de profesores de la universidad privada

El secretario general de Universidades del Ministerio de Educación, Márius Rubiralta, visitó hoy el Campus de Segovia de  IE University donde mantuvo un encuentro con sus autoridades académicas y claustro de profesores, que le explicaron los proyectos puestos en marcha en esta universidad, que ofrece actualmente ocho grados y que cuenta con alumnos de más de cuarenta nacionalidades. 

El Presidente de IE University, Rafael Puyol, ejerció de anfitrión junto con el Vicerrector de Coordinación, Juan Luis Martínez. Por su parte, acompañaron a Rubiralta el Director General de Política Universitaria, Juan José Moreno, y el subdirector general de Modernización del Ministerio de Educación, Luis Delgado.

El secretario general de Universidades hizo un recorrido por el Campus para conocer sus infraestructuras como, por ejemplo, las aulas de arquitectura, dotadas de las últimas tecnologías aplicadas en la enseñanza, las salas de estudio y de reunión o los modernos estudios de televisión y radio (Medialab). 

Tras la visita guiada por el antiguo convento de Santa Cruz la Real de Segovia, edificio declarado monumento histórico en 1931 donde las nuevas tecnologías se integran en un conjunto monumental, los representantes de IE University y del Ministerio de Educación mantuvieron una reunión en la que se expusieron los rasgos diferenciales de IE University y su innovadora propuesta académica.

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