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Written on April 4, 2013 by Roberto Arribas in General, News on Admissions

IExPEERience Agenda April 2013


IE experience.. just warming up!

Written on July 24, 2012 by Roberto Arribas in General, News on Admissions

Each year, groups of admitted students are invited to IE University’s campus in order to meet each other before term starts.


IE University Admissions Team: 


Although you are in the middle of exams and the general stress of your final year, hold on a little longer and take the time to envision that the best is yet to come. Ask anyone and they will tell you that their university years are some of the most memorable of their lives. With this in mind, we would like to offer you the chance to start enjoying this experience already by inviting you to take a sneak peek into how it could be.

All you need to do is get to our Segovia campus or we can meet you at Madrid Barajas Airport if you are flying in. We will provide the accommodation and your meals so you just need to bring yourself!

Along with networking events you will enjoy a sample class, workshops including a brief “Business Pitch” competition, fun outdoor activities and much more.

As well as being able to get to know some current students at IE University, you will get to meet some of our professors, our wonderful staff and your future classmates.

We would really like you to join us since we believe you are a great candidate for our University. Registration to this event is by invitation only so if you wish to join us, please confirm your attendance through this link

Don’t miss this unique opportunity, mark your calendar now!

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See you soon!

This special event will give you a firsthand perspective of the IE University way by allowing you to get a feel of what university life really is. It will begin on Tuesday June 19th at 7pm and will run through to the early afternoon of Thursday the 21st June. 

Twitter: #IExPEERience


The world leaders in university education gathered in Madrid today  to emphasize the need to “reinvent” higher education in order to adapt to the changes of globalization. More than ever, universities need to deploy an international strategy, and to establish partnerships between institutions in different continents that will mark the path of the future of higher education in the world. These are some of the conclusions of the second edition of the international conference “Reinventing higher education: the role of universities in a global society “, organized by IE University and the Chronicle of Higher Education. 

During the last two days, Madrid became the most important on higher education forum to bring together various thematic panels, deans, presidents of universities, thought leaders, policy makers, entrepreneurs, academics, students and media experts from all over the world in order to discuss the current state of the 21st century university and its evolution in the coming years. 

Speakers included Lisa Anderson, president of the American University in Cairo, Salim Al Malik, CEO of International Relations, Ministry of Education of Saudi Arabia, Nigel Thrift, vice chancellor of the University of Warwick, Martha Mackenzie, president of the Students Union at the University of Oxford; Vérillaud Francis, vice president of Sciences Po, Matthew Gutmann, vice president of Brown University, and David Van Zandt, President of The New School (New York), and Santiago Iñiguez, President of IE University and Dean of IE Business School. 

The participants, who lead the most innovative educational institutions in different continents, called for greater collaboration between institutions, both in research and exchange and dissemination of knowledge. All of them agreed it is crucial to have cooperation around the world and creation of international networks and that encourage the mobility of students and teachers. The conference presented the conviction that in order to overcome the financial crisis, universities have to join forces. In a changing world, the deans do not rule out the need of mergers of universities as an important option to leverage resources and be competitive. Innovation, academic collaboration and commitment to technology are key elements the overall image of the universities. Furthermore, the deans and presidents of institutions are convinced that “we need more differentiation of our universities” to meet the expectations of a new student profile. 

The inaugural speech was given by Lisa Anderson, president of the American University in Cairo, who analyzed the role of universities in Arab revolutions. In this sense, Anderson said that we can speak of a movement that is agitated by social networks and starring young people, but it is not a revolution of students. “The movements of May 68 were led by academics, while the Arab spring and the M 15 were directed by a multitude of actors.” 

One of the most prominent panels, composed of the presidents and leaders of Latin American institutions such as Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico) or the University Getulio Vargas Foundation (Brazil), analyzed the situation of Latin American universities as a destination for higher education. They indicated that the leading nations in higher education in Latin America are Brazil, Chile and Mexico, as ranked by QS (UK). Highlighting the strategic priorities of these institutions, the most important of these is the need to increase its international reputation. 

Latin American representatives discussed the international rankings, their impact on educational policies and the market, and discussed whether they really show the difference between institutions. Priority actions for the Latin American universities who want to increase their visibility are to internationalize global studies and promote entrepreneurship among students. It was stressed that regional rankings are necessary for Latin American institutions to become more globally recognized, as happened recently in China. 

About IE University
IE University is the extension of the educational model of IE for undergraduate and offers, on its campus in Segovia, a novel approach to undergraduate degrees and graduate levels. It has 1,100 students from 75 countries and a faculty composed of about 400 national and international experts. IE University provides recognized grades in English and Spanish in: Business Administration, Law, Communication, Psychology, Architecture, Biology, Art History, Tourism, Engineering Building. The university has a strong international focus and offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, with a greater emphasis on the latter, like universities in the US.

Photographer: Irene Medina

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(Spanish Version)

Las universidades necesitan “reinventarse” para adaptarse a los cambios de la globalización 

Los máximos responsables de la educación universitaria mundial constataron hoy en Madrid la necesidad de “reinventarse” para adaptar los estudios superiores a los cambios de la globalización. Hoy más que nunca, las universidades necesitan desplegar una estrategia internacional, y las alianzas entre instituciones de varios continentes marcarán la senda del futuro de la educación superior en el mundo. Estas son algunas de las conclusiones de la segunda edición de la conferencia internacional “Reinventando la educación superior: el papel de la Universidad en una sociedad global”, organizada por IE University y Chronicle of Higher Education. 

Madrid se convirtió durante los dos últimos días en el foro más importante de educación superior al reunir en varios paneles temáticos a una treintena de rectores, presidentes de universidades, líderes de opinión, responsables políticos, empresarios, académicos, representantes de estudiantes y expertos en medios de comunicación de todo el mundo con el objetivo de  debatir sobre el estado actual de la universidad del siglo XXI y su evolución en los próximos años. 

Entre los ponentes figuraron Lisa Anderson, presidente de la American University en El Cairo; Salim Al Malik, director general de Relaciones Internacionales del Ministerio de educación de Arabia Saudí; Nigel Thrift, vicerrector de la Universidad de Warwick; Martha Mackenzie, presidente de la Unión Estudiantil de Oxford; Francis Vérillaud, vicepresidente de Sciences Po; Matthew Gutmann, vicepresidente de la Universidad de Brown, y David Van Zandt, Presidente de The New School (Nueva York); y Santiago Íñiguez, Presidente de IE University y Decano de IE Business School.   

Los participantes, que lideran las instituciones más innovadoras en educación en varios continentes, abogaron por una mayor colaboración entre instituciones, tanto en investigación como en el intercambio de difusión del conocimiento. Todos coincidieron en que es vital la cooperación entre centros de todo el mundo, la creación de redes internacionales y la promoción de la movilidad de estudiantes y profesores. Otra de las ideas expuestas en la conferencia fue que la convicción de que para superar la crisis financiera las universidades tienen que unir fuerzas. En un mundo en constante cambio, los rectores no descartaron la fusión de universidades como una opción muy importante para aprovechar recursos y ser competitivos. Añadieron que la innovación, la colaboración académica y la apuesta tecnológica son elementos primordiales la imagen global de las universidades. Asimismo, los rectores y presidentes de instituciones están convencidos de que “necesitamos más diferenciación de nuestras universidades” para satisfacer las expectativas de un nuevo perfil de alumno. 

La conferencia inaugural corrió a cargo de Lisa Anderson, presidente de la American University en El Cairo, que analizó el papel de las universidades en las revoluciones árabes. En este sentido, Anderson señaló que podemos hablar de un movimiento agitado por las redes sociales y protagonizado por los jóvenes, pero no  se trata de una revolución de estudiantes. “Los movimientos de mayo del 68 fueron liderados por universitarios, mientras que los de la primavera árabe y del 15 M fueron dirigidos por multitud de actores”.

Uno de los paneles más destacados, compuesto por los rectores y líderes de instituciones latinoamericanas como el Tecnológico de Monterrey (México) o la Universidad Fundación Getulio Vargas (Brasil), analizó la situación de las universidades latinoamericanas como destino de educación superior.  En la conferencia, se indicó que los países que lideran la educación superior en Latinoamérica son Brasil, Chile y México, según el ranking de QS (UK).  Se pusieron de manifiesto las prioridades estratégicas de estas instituciones, la más importante de ellas es la necesidad de aumentar su reputación internacional. 

Los responsables latinoamericanos debatieron sobre los rankings internacionales, su impacto en las políticas educativas y en el mercado, y disertaron sobre si realmente muestran la diferencia entre las instituciones. Las acciones prioritarias para las universidades latinoamericanas que quieran incrementar su visibilidad global pasa por internacionalizar los estudios  y promover el espíritu emprendedor entre los estudiantes. Subrayaron que los ránkings regionales son necesarios para que las instituciones latinoamericanas se hagan más reconocidos globalmente, tal y como ha sucedido recientemente en China.


Aula 2011

Written on February 28, 2011 by Roberto Arribas in General, News on Admissions

As from March 2 IE University will be taking part in the educational workshop AULA. ABC interviewed Miguel Costa about IE University student profiles. Read more

IE University participará partir del próximo miércoles 2 de marzo en el Salón de educación AULA.   ABC entrevisto a Miguel Costa en relación al perfil de los alumnos de IE University. Ver más

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