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25
Jun

Talent: a pocketful of diamonds

Written on June 25, 2015 by Roberto Arribas in Arts & Humanities, Exhibitions, General, Psychology

Psychology student Katharina Hamann’s end of course assignment explored IE University’s strategy for developing students’ skills and abilities

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“There is something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.” The saying, attributed to US writer Elbert Hubbard, highlights the importance of discovering the gifts people possess and allowing them to develop to their full potential. Companies today are increasingly spending a lot of energy on developing strategies to stimulate talent. A sizeable “talent pool” in your organization is vital: it’s like having a pocketful of diamonds.

IE University is a talent mine. Our approach is not just to provide students with a good academic education, but also to expand their creative capacity, to arouse their intellectual curiosity, stimulate their emotional intelligence, and to empower them to function fully in a constantly changing environment. Our quest is for students to take advantage of their university years with us to develop their talent to the maximum and then join the labor market with a clear competitive advantage.

German student Katharina Hamann fits this profile perfectly: she speaks several languages, is constantly travelling, loves learning about new cultures and making friends with people from other countries, and above all, facing new challenges every day. Furthermore, she is an excellent student: her end of course assignment won her the maximum grade of 10, along with Honors, while her average grade throughout her Psychology course was 9.6.

Katharina Hamann’s research project was an analysis of talent management in organizations, and specifically the way that IE University creates the conditions that allows students to develop their skills and areas of specialization to the full. Read more…

24
Jun

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlEh-P4OPrg[/youtube]On June 17th Dr. Arantza de Areilza, Dean of IE School of International Relations, interviewed Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and current United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education, Gordon Brown, at the Management & Business Summit (MABS) organized by Atresmedia.

From the uncertain future of the UK in the EU and the Union itself to the goal of achieving quality, relevance, and inclusive education for every child, Gordon Brown focused his intervention on the current and future global challenges. “We live in an interdependent world. For example, the fear of ‘Grexit’ and the demands for debt reduction in Greece have implications all over Europe. As Europe we need to think more globally”, Mr. Brown said.

IML_2040During his interview with Dr. de Areilza, Mr. Brown highlighted in his speech that the world is experiencing seismic changes, or revolutions, as he named them. As a case in point, in the run up to the 2000s financial crisis the world economic center was located in the West, but in the last decade we have witnessed a shift to the emerging markets in Asia, Latin America, and Africa.

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Another revolution that will have a huge impact on the future is the rise of a new global middle class, particularly in Asia and Africa. As Mr. Brown pointed out, the global middle class would expand from around 20 percent of world’s population now to approximately 50 percent in 2030. This means that only those companies who adapt quickly to these changes will survive.

IML_2320As the UN Special Envoy for Global Education, Gordon Brown also discussed the need to tackle major inequalities among education systems worldwide. “To this end we need a revolution in the way we educate our children and more investment on education”, Mr. Brown argued. “We can at least become the first generation in History where every child has the right to go to school”.

For all these challenges, though, “the world ahead is a world of opportunities in which the most innovative people, companies, and countries will have a clear advantage and will be more likely to succeed”, Mr. Brown concluded.

 

17
Jun

tiermes helena 1La Unidad de Arqueología de IE University organiza la tercera edición del curso internacional “Arqueología y Arquitectura de las ciudades romanas del valle del Duero”, dedicado este año a las murallas y recintos fortificados romanos en el valle del Duero, que se desarrollará del 5 al 16 de julio en  los yacimientos de Ávila, Segovia, Tiermes (Soria), Clunia (Burgos) y Coca, enclaves donde los investigadores de IE están llevando a cabo un proyecto de investigación multidisciplinar. Este taller internacional, que comprende sesiones teóricas y un conjunto de actividades prácticas, está dirigido por el doctor Cesáreo Pérez González, director de la Unidad de Arqueología de IE University.

Participarán en el curso estudiantes de los campus de Madrid y Segovia de IE University así como jóvenes investigadores de diversos campos como la arquitectura, la arqueología., la historia o la economía procedentes de diferentes países.

A través de ponentes de prestigio, se acercarán al estudio de los materiales arqueológicos, fuentes clásicas, restos arquitectónicos y otras disciplinas que permitan la mejor comprensión de las ciudades romanas del valle del Duero y los avances científicos desarrollados en los últimos años. Además, los alumnos llevarán a cabo prácticas de campo y de laboratorio, orientadas a la caracterización, interpretación y análisis de materiales constructivos romanos, metálicos, cerámicos, óseos, etc.  

Para más información: emilio.illaregui@ie.edu

Unidad de Arqueología

La Unidad de Arqueología de IE University cuenta con una amplia y larga experiencia en la impartición de docencia especializada en sus áreas de conocimiento, como son la prehistoria, la arqueología clásica y medieval, la arqueología americana, la arqueología industrial y la arqueología de la arquitectura. La Unidad de Arqueología elabora y ejecuta excavaciones, proyectos, estudios y catalogaciones del patrimonio artístico-histórico e industrial. La complejidad de los trabajos hace que cada vez se implique más en ellos a diversas ramas del conocimiento, como la biología, la química, la geología, la historia, el arte o la arquitectura. En sus proyectos, la Unidad cuenta con la colaboración de otros grupos de investigación de IE University, y de profesores y alumnos de distintas universidades, tanto españolas como extranjeras.

17
Jun

20 038La Unidad de Arqueología de IE University viene dirigiendo desde 2007 los trabajos de consolidación, restauración, documentación e investigación arqueológica en el yacimiento de Tiermes (Soria) , uno de los más importantes de la península.

Durante la campaña de 2015 y dentro del proyecto de investigación “Tiermes. Laboratorio Cultural” se plantea la realización de un estudio para la delimitación de los distintos recintos fortificados termestinos. Para su correcta caracterización, se realizará la revisión y estudio de los materiales arqueológicos procedentes de las excavaciones realizadas en los recintos murados septentrionales termestinos conservados en el Museo monográfico de Tiermes y en el Museo Numantino de Soria. Una tercera actuación se centra en la realización de analíticas en prestigiosos laboratorios nacionales e internacionales para definir la procedencia y naturaleza de algunos elementos arqueológicos de especial interés. Dirigida por el doctor Cesáreo Pérez González, la campaña en el yacimiento de Tiermes se desarrolla desde el 1 al 31 de julio de 2015. En ella intervendrán profesores alumnos e investigadores de IE University y de otros centros universitarios nacionales e internacionales.

Unidad de Arqueología 

La Unidad de Arqueología de IE University cuenta con una amplia y larga experiencia en la impartición de docencia especializada en sus áreas de conocimiento, como son la prehistoria, la arqueología clásica y medieval, la arqueología americana, la arqueología industrial y la arqueología de la arquitectura. La Unidad de Arqueología elabora y ejecuta excavaciones, proyectos, estudios y catalogaciones del patrimonio artístico-histórico e industrial. La complejidad de los trabajos hace que cada vez se implique más en ellos a diversas ramas del conocimiento, como la biología, la química, la geología, la historia, el arte o la arquitectura. En sus proyectos, la Unidad cuenta con la colaboración de otros grupos de investigación de IE University, y de profesores y alumnos de distintas universidades, tanto españolas como extranjeras.

28
May

Foto 1A project entitled “Wall Path” from Mexico was the winner of Segovia City Hall’s “From Limit To Live It” competition, which called for international entries to design a temporary artistic display that would serve to highlight the role in the day-to-day of Segovia of its city walls. The competition, which received a total of 54 proposals from 26 countries, was an initiative of Segovia’s City Hall in collaboration with IE University through its d-lab, and a public sector tourism firm, and was timed to take place in a year declared by UNESCO to be the International Year of Light.

The team behind the winning project comprised creators Gerardo Ávila Gaona, Patricia Ahumada Bobadilla, Luis Erik García Trujillo and Aramen Sánchez Chávez. The Second prize went to a project entitled “Up, Up, and Away” created by Spaniards Julia Molina Virué and Vicente Pérez Hernández. The third prize went to a project called “Entre-telas, Entre muros”, presented by Spanish creators Isabel Manso Cristóbal, Antonio Plaza Novoa and Alicia Serna Crespo.

The judges panel, which also announced ten honorary mentions, was comprised of Martha Thorne, Vice Dean of External Relations at IE School of Architecture & Design, and Executive Director of the Pritzker Prize in Architecture; Stefano Fake, visual artist; Franc Aleu, multidisciplinary artist; Daniel Canogar, audiovisual artist; David Díez, architect and photographer; and interim councilors Claudia de Santos and Alfonso Reguera.

The objective of the “From Limit To Live It” competition was to call on artists worldwide to bring attention to the northern stretch of the medieval city wall that surrounds Segovia’s old quarter by means of a temporary artistic display. Entries included projects from Africa, America, Asia, Europe and Oceania, and in addition to Spain, came from countries that included Canada, Germany, Serbia, Russia, South Korea, Switzerland, Indonesia, Philippines, Brazil, Australia, Norway, and Egypt.

Spanish version

 

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