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  • The latest intake at IE University is made up of 750 students, most of whom speak three to four languages 
  • Students hail  from 60 countries and have undertaken their school studies in a total of more than 50 education systems 
  • IE University renews its organizational structure in readiness for new development phase 
  • Lee Newman to head new School of Human Sciences and Technology 
  • Martha Thorne takes over as Dean of IE University’s School of Architecture and Design

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Some 750 new students from sixty countries  worldwide have begun their higher education studies at IE University. Eighty percent of the highly qualified intake are international students who have studied in a total of 50 educational systems worldwide, notably, the United States, China, Japan, India, Scandinavia, and the leading economies of the EU.

“We are very proud of the fact that IE University’s student body now comprises more than 95 nationalities, drawn by our excellent results and international recognition,” said Santiago Íñiguez, President of IE University. “IE has consolidated itself as one of the most diverse universities in the world, with a model based on values like innovation, excellence, internationality, and an entrepreneurial spirit.”

Lee Newman 01Among the most significant developments of this new academic year, which commenced on September 2 at the Madrid and Segovia campuses, is the creation of the IE School of Human Science and Technology, which will offer programs in fields which include communication studies, behavioral sciences, big data, and positive psychology. It will be led by its new dean, Lee Newman, a graduate of Brown University, with an MBA and Ph.D from MIT and the University of Michigan respectively. Lee Newman is an internationally renowned expert in leadership and behavioral sciences who, in addition to setting up his own companies, has served as a member of the boards of many leading international companies, including McKinsey & Company.

 

Martha_ThorneMartha Thorne, the Executive Director of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, assumes the position of Dean of the IE School of Architecture and Design. Until now she has served as Associate Dean for External Relations at IE. Martha Thorne is an expert in urban planning and has a Master’s Degree in City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania. She has studied at New York State University and the London School of Economics.

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The new academic year also sees Antonio de Castro take over as Vice Rector for Academic Affairs at IE University. An expert in EU law, for the last five years he has held several senior posts at IE University, and previously served as chief administrator of the Council of the European Union. He studied at the Autonomous University of Madrid, as well as at Spain’s Escuela Diplomática and the College of Europe.

About IE University

IE University was founded as an extension of IE’s academic model to university education to offer innovative solutions for undergraduate and graduate studies. It has a student body comprised of over 95 nationalities and a faculty comprised of some 400 Spanish and international experts. IE University offers both Spanish and English-taught degrees in the fields of Business Administration, Architecture, Biology, Communication, Law, Psychology, and International Relations. 

(Spanish Version)

IE University alcanza 95 nacionales entre su alumnado 

Setecientos cincuenta nuevos alumnos de sesenta nacionalidades comenzarán este curso sus estudios superiores en IE University. Esta clase, que alcanza el 80% de alumnos internacionales en el campus de Segovia, se caracteriza por la excelencia de los alumnos, procedentes de más de 50 sistemas educativos repartidos por todo el mundo, como el bachillerato internacional, el sistema americano, el chino, el japonés, el indio, los  escandinavos o los principales de la Unión Europea.

“Estamos muy orgullosos de haber podido atraer a un alumnado  de más de 95 nacionalidades gracias a los buenos resultados y al reconocimiento internacional”, subrayó Santiago Íñiguez, Presidente de IE University.  “IEU se ha consolidado como una de las universidades del mundo con más diversidad entre sus estudiantes a partir de un modelo basado en valores como la innovación, la excelencia, la internacionalidad y el espíritu emprendedor”, añadió. 

Entre las novedades más significativas de este nuevo curso, que arrancó el día 2 de septiembre en los campus de Segovia y Madrid, destaca la creación de la IE School of Human Science and Technology (Escuela de Ciencias Humanas y Tecnología),  una apuesta innovadora que incluirá campos de estudio de comunicación, ciencias del comportamiento, big data o psicología positiva, entre otros. Estará dirigida por su nuevo decano, el profesor Lee Newman. Graduado por la universidad de Brown, Doctor por la Universidad de Michigan y MBA por el MIT, Lee Newman es experto en liderazgo y ciencias del comportamiento; además ha sido emprendedor y ocupó puestos de dirección en importantes empresas internacionales como la consultoría McKinsey & Company.

Asimismo, ha sido nombrada como nueva decana de IE School of Architecture & Design la profesora Martha Thorne, directora ejecutiva de los prestigiosos premios Pritzker, que hasta ahora ejercía las funciones de vicedecana de relaciones externas de la escuela. Martha Thorne es experta en urbanismo con master en city planning por la Universidad de Pennsylvania y realizó estudios en centros como la Universidad estatal de Nueva York y la London School of Economics.

En cuanto a los vicerrectorados, el profesor Antonio de Castro asumirá  el vicerrectorado de Ordenación, encargado de las competencias relacionadas con ordenación académica y alumnado. De Castro, experto en derecho comunitario, ha ocupado en los últimos cinco años varios puestos de dirección en IE University, previamente fue administrador principal en el Consejo de la Unión Europea. Ha cursado sus estudios en la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid y es diplomado por la Escuela Diplomática y el College of Europe.

Sobre IE University

IE University representa la extensión del modelo educativo de IE a la formación de grado y ofrece en su campus de Segovia y en Madrid una innovadora propuesta de titulaciones de grado y de postgrado. Cuenta con alumnos de 95 nacionalidades y un claustro único integrado por cerca de 400 expertos nacionales e internacionales. IE University imparte grados oficiales en inglés y castellano en: Administración de Empresas, Arquitectura, Comunicación, Derecho, Psicología y Relaciones Internacionales.

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