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The Bachelor in Architecture from IE University leads the “Hidden Gems in Global architecture Education” category in the recent ranking from Design Intelligence magazine. This US ranking is the most prestigious regarding Architecture and Design Schools. 

In the 11th edition of America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools published at the beginning of November, Design Intelligence decided for the first time to consider foreign schools and to reward the ones that are pushing the boundaries of innovation, creativity and global commitment.  

IE University and its School of Architecture are in good company in this new ranking category, followed by prestigious institutions such as Tongji University (Shanghai), Cambridge University (UK), the University of Cape Town (South Africa), and the University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia). 

“To be recognized in this way by such a notable publication is a reward and a source of great motivation for us,” said Javier Quintana, Head of the School of Architecture of IE University, and he adds “it is a step ahead for the internationalization and the global commitment of ours programs.” 

After only three years, IE School of Architecture managed to break into the international scene with its Bachelor and Master Degrees thanks to the global perspective of the institution and its pioneer programs in Spain, such as the Summer School co-organized with the Architectural Association School of Architecture, London. 

About the ranking:

DesignIntelligence is the Design Futures Council’s bi-monthly report on the future, delivering original research, insightful commentary, and instructive best practices. Design leaders rely on DesignIntelligence to deliver insight about emerging trends and management practices, allowing them to make their organization a better managed, more financially successful enterprise. 

Every fall since 1999, DesignIntelligence publish rankings of the best architecture schools in the US and this fall 2010 for first time they have included a new section called “influential and under-celebrated” where was features IE University has hidden gem along with other non-US schools.  

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IE University, primera universidad de Europa continental en el ranking 2010 de Design Intelligence (EEUU)

El Grado en Arquitectura de IE University ha obtenido el primer lugar en la categoría “Perlas ocultas en educación global en Arquitectura” del ranking elaborado por la revista Design Intelligence. Este ranking estadounidense es el de más prestigio en lo que a Escuelas de Arquitectura y Diseño se refiere. 

En la duodécima edición del America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools, publicada a primeros de noviembre, Design Intelligence decidió tener en cuenta por primera vez a escuelas de otros países y premiar a jóvenes promesas por su innovación, su creatividad y apuesta global. 

IE University y su escuela de arquitectura encabezan la categoría “Hidden Gems of Global Architecture Education”; le siguen instituciones de prestigio como Tongji University (Shanghai), Cambridge, University of Cape Town y University of New South Wales (Sydney). 

“Ser destacados por una publicación de tanta relevancia es para nosotros un premio y una enorme motivación”, subraya Javier Quintana, Director de la Escuela de Arquitectura de IE University y añade que “es un paso más en la internacionalización y la apuesta global de nuestros programas”.

IE School of Architecture en sus tres primeros años de existencia ha logrado posicionarse en la escena internacional con sus programas de grado y de posgrado gracias a su orientación global y a programas pioneros en España como la Summer School que organiza junto con la Architectural Association School of Architecture de Londres. 

Sobre el ranking: 

Design Intelligence es la revista bimensual del Design Futures Council (DFC), un think tank de Washington DC, cuya junta directiva incluye representantes de las empresas de diseño, escuelas y fabricantes más conocidos de Estados Unidos. Desde 1999, publica cada otoño un ranking de las mejores escuelas de arquitectura de EE.UU. Esta publicación se ha convertido en una herramienta de referencia para los alumnos cuando eligen una universidad donde estudiar una carrera de arquitectura y diseño. A partir de 2010, el ranking ha adquirido una categoría internacional.

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