Archive for the ‘International Relations’ Category

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.

 

8
Jun

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The Tucson University of Arizona (USA) is regarded as an international model on technology and engineering studies. Thanks to an agreement with IE University, 25 of its students have come to Spain on a cultural and language immersion program. On the next six weeks, the will go to classes given by professors of both institutions not only in the Santa Cruz la Real campus, but also in different places around Segovia to learn about Spanish language, literature, culture and art. 

Students stay with Segovian families in order to get to know Spanish culture and customs, and have a thorough knowledge of Spanish when they return to the United States. To reinforce learning, students will be involved in a wide range of activities including guided tours of the most significant places of the city of Segovia – the Roman Aqueduct, the Alcazar and the Gothic Cathedral, as well as nearby cities like Toledo or Madrid, with its Prado and Reina Sofia.

IE University acoge a estudiantes de la Universidad de Arizona en un programa de inmersión cultural

Un grupo de estudiantes de la Universidad de Arizona en Tucson, institución estadounidense que es un referente internacional en estudios de tecnología e ingeniería, participa en Segovia en un programa de inmersión lingüística y cultural, en virtud de un acuerdo con IE University.

Durante seis semanas, veinticinco alumnos norteamericanos asisten a clase en el campus de Santa Cruz la Real de Segovia para aprender lengua, literatura, cultura y arte españolas, impartidas por profesores de IE University y de la Universidad de Arizona.

Los estudiantes se alojan en domicilios de familias segovianas con el fin de conocer la cultura y costumbres españolas, de tal manera que cuando regresan a su país dominan el castellano y poseen un conocimiento profundo de lo español. Para reforzar las clases, los alumnos gozan de un amplio abanico de actividades, como visitas guiadas a los elementos más significativos de la ciudad de Segovia, su Acueducto Romano, su Alcázar y su Catedral gótica, y a ciudades próximas como Toledo o Madrid, con sus museos del Prado o Reina Sofía.

“Es muy importante para nuestros alumnos que convivan con familias segovianas porque así ponen en práctica lo aprendido en clase y refuerzan su aprendizaje del idioma y de las costumbres y tradiciones españolas”, afirma la profesora de la Universidad de Arizona Miriam Urzúa Montoya.

Desde el 2002,  la universidad segoviana recibe a grupos de estudiantes de La Universidad de Arizona, un programa que cumple trece años y que supera cada vez las expectativas de directores, asistentes y de los propios estudiantes, que regresan prácticamente bilingües a su país. IE University, ubicada en el antiguo Convento de Santa Cruz la Real,  es un edificio del siglo XIII en el que se integran las tecnologías más innovadoras aplicadas a la educación. Se trata de un lugar ideal para aprender español, con un ambiente histórico inigualable y con la característica diferenciadora de su alumnado, que abarca más de noventa nacionalidades.

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La Universidad de Arizona en Tucson, fundada en 1885, es una institución académica muy potente en los Estados Unidos y es referente internacional en estudios de tecnología e ingeniería, y que posee una escuela de negocios muy significativa. Es  una universidad pública, caracterizada por la multicultural de alumnos y profesores, a la que acuden estudiantes del país y de todo el mundo debido a su prestigio y a la calidad de sus estudios.

Situada en Tucson, Arizona cuenta con  treinta y tres mil estudiantes de grado en el que  se imparten más de trescientas carreras, entre las que sobresalen las ingenierías, astronáutica, minería, medicina, recursos naturales y ambientales. Por ejemplo, sus centros de medicinas son un referente mundial en la investigación del cáncer de la piel y su Departamento de Cardiología es uno de los más innovadores de los Estados Unidos.

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 1.500 alumnos de 90 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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8
May

Lord Jonathan Hill, European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services, and Capital Markets Union, led a workshop that formed part of the “Titans of Finance” series organized by IE Business School’s Masters in Finance.

comisarioIn the course of the address he gave to students and professors of IE Business School and IE University, Lord Hill examined the challenges Europe faces in terms of job creation and growth, and the role played by banks and money markets in funding the economy. During his visit to Spain, Lord Hill also met with Spanish politicians including Minister of Foreign Affairs, José Manuel García-Margallo, and Minister of Finance, Luis de Guindos.

Jonathan Hill underscored the fact that the biggest challenge currently facing the EU is the lack of economic growth and low levels of job creation. Hill explained that in order to have a strong economy we need solid financial services. He explained the objectives of the capital markets union aimed at providing EU companies with access to funding and promoting growth in the 28 EU member countries with the creation of a single capital market.

Jonathan Hill underlined the importance of regulating capital markets in order to regain confidence in the markets and promote investment. With regard to Europe’s banking sector, he said that we can expect to see a consolidation process in the future and also remarked on the importance of developing alternative sources of funding to avoid total dependence on banks. He also stressed that it was essential to have well-trained professionals capable of innovating and assuming risks, because “zero risk is equal to zero growth. ”Participants in the “Titans of Finance” workshop series include top-tier executives and key players who examine relevant issues in the field of finance and economics. Speakers in the latest series include Robert Rubin, former Secretary of the U.S. Treasury, Lord Adair Turner, former President of the UK’s FSA (Financial Services Authority), and Alejandro Werner, Director of the Western Hemisphere Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

(Spanish Versión)

El Comisario Europeo de Servicios Financieros analiza los retos de la UE para potenciar el crecimiento

Lord Jonathan Hill, Comisario Europeo de Estabilidad Financiera, Servicios Financieros y de la Unión de los Mercados de Capitales, ha participado en el ciclo de conferencias ‘Titans of Finance’ organizado por los Masters in Finance de IE Business School.

En su intervención, ante alumnos y profesores de IE Business School e IE University, Lord Jonathan Hill ha analizado los retos de la política europea para impulsar la creación de empleo y el crecimiento, así como el papel de los bancos y los mercados de capitales en la financiación de la economía. Durante su visita a España, Jonathan Hill se ha reunido, asimismo, con el ministro español de Asuntos Exteriores y de Cooperación, José Manuel García-Margallo, y con el ministro de Economía y de Competitividad, Luis de Guindos, entre otras autoridades.

Jonathan Hill ha destacado en su intervención que el mayor desafío que afronta la UE en la actualidad es la falta de crecimiento económico y la creación de empleo. Hill ha explicado que, para tener una economía fuerte necesitamos servicios financieros sólidos. Y en esta línea, ha explicado los objetivos de la Unión de los Mercados de Capitales para facilitar el acceso a financiación de las empresas europeas e impulsar el crecimiento en los 28 Estados miembros de la UE con la creación de un mercado único de capitales.

Jonathan Hill ha destacado la importancia de  regular los mercados de capitales para restablecer la confianza de los mercados y potenciar la inversión. En cuanto al sector bancario europeo, ha señalado que es previsible asistir a un proceso de consolidación en el futuro y ha incidido en la importancia de desarrollar fuentes alternativas de financiación para que no dependa únicamente de las entidades bancarias. Hill ha subrayado, además, la necesidad de contar con profesionales formados, capaces de innovar y asumir riesgos, porque “cero riesgo es igual a cero crecimiento” (“zero risk is equal to zero growth”).

El ciclo de conferencias Titans of Finance cuenta con la participación de altos ejecutivos y personalidades para analizar cuestiones relevantes en materia financiera y económica. Entre los ponentes que han participado en este ciclo figuran Robert Rubin, Ex Secretario del Tesoro de EE.UU., Lord Adair Turner, ex Presidente de FSA (Financial Services Authority) de Reino Unido, y Alejandro Werner, Director del Fondo Monetario Internacional – Hemisferio Occidental.

24
Apr

The Minister for Industry, Energy and Tourism shared his career trajectory with IE University students in a workshop on the key factors for success in politics

Ministro Soria 1Spain’s Minister for Industry, Energy and Tourism underscored the importance of continuous learning that extends beyond university studies and throughout a person’s career. He spoke to a large group of international students at IE University’s Madrid campus in an address given in English on “How to make it to the top in politics” at the invitation of the University’s Talks Club.

“Success is not only learnt in a classroom but also through experience. That’s why IE University’s Talks Club wants to invite a range of top professionals who can share the key factors of their success, providing insights and serving as a role model for our students,” said Salvador Mompeán, a student of IE University’s Dual Degree in Business Administration and International Relations, and president of the Club.

Soria listed the key factors of political activity, talking about his career and explaining some of his responsibilities as head of one of the Spanish government’s most important ministries, dedicated to overseeing issues related to energy, industrial development, tourism, telecommunications, and the information society.

The Minister assured his audience that there is no specific age at which a person should enter politics. “I began at thirty-seven years of age, and having a good trajectory in the private sector was an excellent ally when it came to being independent in the field of politics.” Soria went on to stress that it is important to be able to see the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead, adding that in politics one person is nobody because everyone forms part of a team, and it is essential to know how to delegate and work together to attain success. The Minister also remarked that a minister does not only have the responsibility to do things well, but also to know how to communicate those things.

Ministro Soria 2“If someone is thinking about having a career in politics, they have to be very sure that it is their vocation and be willing to work twenty-four hours a day throughout the year,” Soria told the students. He also underlined the importance of failure in a career, because “we learn our biggest lessons through failure.” He recognized that an electoral defeat was the thing he learnt most from as a politician.

José Manuel Soria (born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 1958) is one of Spain’s most high-profile politicians in the current political landscape.  He holds a degree in economics and business administration, is an expert in trade and a state economist. Soria has an extensive political career. Previous positions he has held include mayor of Las Palmas, president of the City Hall of Gran Canaria, vice president and counselor of the Canary Islands government, regional deputy and national deputy, advisor to the cabinet of Spain’s Ministry of Finance, and cabinet leader of the Department of Trade.

17
Apr

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Students from 15 countries, selected from a pool of 300 candidates resulting from a campaign held in more than a thousand schools in Africa, America and Europe, will be meeting at the Segovia and Madrid campuses to examine ideas that can help improve the field of higher education.

Fifteen pre-university students from Africa, America, Asia and Europe will meet up from April 20 – 24 at IE University’s Madrid and Segovia campuses to discuss ideas that could help improve higher education. IE University is holding the seventh edition of its International Junior Advisory Board, a committee comprised of fifteen international students who have in common an outstanding academic profile, an entrepreneurial mindset, a capacity for leadership, and the ability to speak several languages.

The fifteen students were chosen by IE University from three hundred candidates selected from more than a thousand schools worldwide. They are from Armenia, Brazil, China, El Salvador, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Russia, Spain, Turkey, UK, UAE, and the US.

“Universities are global institutions that are constantly evolving and have to move in lockstep with the expectations of a new generation of students,” says IE University Rector Salvador Carmona. “IE University’s International Junior Advisory Board provides a platform for young people from around the world to tell us how they see the education sector of the future from very diverse perspectives.”

During the week this group of talented young people, which have a total of nineteen nationalities between them, will undertake an extensive program of activities at IE’s Madrid and Segovia campuses. They will be participating in workshops and classes on highly diverse subjects ranging from critical thought and humanities to entrepreneurship, led by top experts and professors from IE. They will also be enjoying a range of leisure activities and will be out and about in Segovia and Madrid to learn about the Spanish culture.

The International Junior Advisory Board initiative is a result of IE University’s commitment to constant innovation, and its search for excellence and new ideas aimed at enhancing the higher education process.   Academic directors at IE University feel it is crucial to hear young people’s ideas and concerns in order to design education programs that meet their needs and reflect their vision of the world.

At the end of the International Junior Advisory Board Meeting, participants will present a report on their conclusions about how they see the world of education, with a special focus on aspects where there is room for improvement which will permit IE University to best meet their needs and address their concerns. 

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Estudiantes de quince países y diecinueve nacionalidades se reúnen en los campus de Segovia y Madrid para aportar ideas que mejoren la educación superior

Quince estudiantes preuniversitarios de África, América, Asia y Europa se reunirán del 20 al 24 de abril en los campus de IE University en Segovia y Madrid para aportar ideas que ayuden a mejorar la educación superior. IE University celebra la séptima edición del Consejo Asesor Junior Internacional (Junior Advisory Board), un comité integrado en esta ocasión por quince alumnos internacionales que tienen en común un perfil académico sobresaliente, su espíritu emprendedor, su capacidad de liderazgo y su dominio de varias lenguas.

Los quince estudiantes han sido seleccionados por IE University entre trescientos jóvenes talentos de más de más de un millar de colegios de todo el mundo.

Proceden de Armenia, Brasil, China, El Salvador, Francia, Alemania, India, Indonesia, México, Rusia, España, Turquía, Reino Unido, Emiratos Árabes y Estados Unidos.

“La universidad es una institución global en constante evolución que tiene que estar en sintonía con las expectativas de una nueva generación de alumnos”, aseguró el Rector de IE University, Salvador Carmona, que subrayó que “con esta reunión damos la palabra a jóvenes de todo el mundo para que nos den sus impresiones de cómo ven la educación del futuro desde puntos de vista muy diversos”.

Durante la semana, este comité de jóvenes talentos, que suman diecinueve nacionalidades, completará un amplio programa de actividades en los campus de IE en Madrid y Segovia. Participarán en talleres y clases impartidas por destacados expertos y profesores de IE  sobre disciplinas tan diversas como pensamiento crítico, humanidades, o emprendimiento. Además, los estudiantes llevarán a cabo diversas actividades de ocio y realizarán excursiones por la ciudad de Segovia y Madrid que les acercarán a la cultura española.

El Consejo Asesor Junior Internacional muestra el compromiso de IE University con la innovación constante, la búsqueda la excelencia y el encuentro con nuevas ideas con el fin último de mejorar la educación. Los responsables académicos de IE University consideran que es clave escuchar y atender las inquietudes de los jóvenes para diseñar programas educativos acordes a sus necesidades y a su manera de ver el mundo.

Tras la celebración del Consejo Asesor Junior Internacional, sus integrantes presentarán un informe de conclusiones sobre cómo ven ellos la Educación, poniendo el acento en aquellos aspectos que se deben de mejorar con el fin de que la universidad se adapte a sus necesidades e inquietudes.

AGENDA: Agenda JAB

Web: http://jab.ie.edu/

 

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 1.500 alumnos de 90 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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