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18
Mar

babson-group work 2El 16 y 17 de marzo,  la sede de IE University en Madrid ha acogido un grupo de 25 alumnos de Babson University que visitan España para conocer los cambios históricos, políticos y sociales ocurridos en los últimos cuarenta años en nuestro país. Estos alumnos, que proceden de diversos países, están en su tercer año de universidad. Babson University se centra en los estudios empresariales y sus alumnos se interesan en oportunidades y posibilidades emergentes, buscan ideas para colaborar con estudiantes de España y otras partes de Europa con el mismo tipo de estudios. Para promocionar esta colaboración, el grado en Administración de Empresas de IE Univesity organizó un almuerzo en el Student Hub de Madrid junto con una actividad para construir equipos entre los alumnos de Babson e IE University.

 

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babson-luncheonOn March 16th and 17th, a group of 24 undergraduate students from Babson College, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, came to IE University. Babson College, one of our exchange partners, is known for its innovative spirit and is ranked as one of the top undergraduate institutions for entrepreneurship in the U.S.  

While on their visit of 2 days, Babson students participated in various lectures that developed their understanding of the historical, political and societal changes that have taken place in Spain since its transition to democracy.  Professors from IE University and Business School, such as Gayle Allard, Josep Borrell, Gerardo Jacobs, and Miguel Larrañaga organized presentations to share their academic insight with our visiting students. Babson students also had the opportunity to visit IE Business School’s Area31, where they learned about the Startup ecosystem around IE as well as heard pitches from various entrepreneurs. 

One of the highlights over the two days was a joint Luncheon and Team-Building activity lead by Prof. Matthias Tietz that involved the Babson students along with a group of some of our best students at IE University. During the luncheon, the students had a chance to network and exchange perspectives on academics, business and world affairs. The students from both schools also had a chance to participate in a team activity titled “Exploring the Entrepreneurial Mindset” that allowed them to use critical thinking and creativity skills to develop and create products targeted towards specific customer bases.  It proved to be a great success, and both groups of students walked away from the event happy, enlightened and with fresh perspectives.  

IE University and Babson, together, are exploring future opportunities to expand our partnership and collaborative efforts. 

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Mar

Cecilia_Malmström2On March 6th IE will host Ms. Cecilia Malmström, European Commissioner for Trade, for a discussion with our students and faculty on the much debated Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), and the trade agenda and priorities of Europe.

Since assuming office in November 2014 as the new Commissioner for Trade under the Juncker Commission Ms. Malmström has been leading the negotiations of the TTIP with the objective of reaching a balanced and reasonable agreement with the U.S. that respects Europe’s safety, health, social and data protection standards, and Europe’s cultural diversity.

Previously, Ms. Malmström served as European Commissioner for Home Affairs (2010-2014) and as Minister for EU Affairs in the Swedish Government (2006-2010). She was Vice-President of Folkpartiet (Swedish Liberal Party) from 2007 to 2010, Member of Folkpartiet Party Executive (2001-2010), and Member of the European Parliament (1999-2006).

For more information on Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) please visit this LINK.

To attend this event please kindly register here

– See more at: http://humanities.blogs.ie.edu/2015/03/discussion-with-ms-cecilia-malmstrom-european-commissioner-for-trade-on-the-ttip-and-the-trade-agenda-for-europe.html#sthash.A5ucG1b8.dpuf

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Feb

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On February 26 – 28 some 21 teams from 11 Spanish universities will debate whether or not there should be a mandatory minimum wage in EU countries

The sessions will take place at the UCM Law Faculty and at the IE University Madrid campus

On February 26 – 28 the 5th IE-Complutense Debate Society Interuniversity Debate Championship will be held by IE Law School and the Complutense Debate Society. In this fifth edition of the competition twenty one teams from eleven Spanish universities will debate whether there should be a pan-European mandatory minimum wage.

The judges panel will comprise professionals from the fields of oratory and argumentation, and professors from IE Law School and Madrid’s Complutense University (UCM).

The participating institutions are University of Cordoba, Santiago de Compostela University, Comillas Pontificia University ICAI-ICADE, CEU San Pablo University, Francisco de Vitoria University, University of Malaga, Madrid’s Autonoma University, Polytechnic University of Valencia, the Complutense Debate Society, Rey Juan Carlos University, and IE University.

Two teams from IE University took part in the debate, one formed by alumni from the international relations degree, and a second team comprising students of the business administration and law degree. The winning team will receive a scholarship covering 30% of the tuition fees of one of the postgraduate programs for recent IE university graduates.

The opening  ceremony of the 5th IE-Complutense Debate Society Interuniversity Debate Championship held at the UCM Law Faculty and IE University will be led by Raúl Leopoldo Canosa Usera, Dean of the UCM Law Faculty, and Javier de Cendra, Dean of IE Law School.

23
Feb

1El Club de Psicología de IE University ha celebrado hoy dos talleres prácticos destinados a los estudiantes del campus; en uno de los talleres se ha abordado el problema de las adicciones entre los jóvenes, mientras que en el otro seminario los estudiantes se han fijado en uno de los temas más atractivos del lenguaje corporal: aprender a cómo detectar mentiras.

Estos talleres, eminentemente prácticos y de gran aceptación entre el alumnado, han sido impartidos por los propios estudiantes de Psicología al resto de sus compañeros de la universidad, independientemente del grado que estén cursando.

La encargada del taller “The Psychology behind addiction” (Psicología detrás de la adicción)  ha sido  Miriam Esquivel (de tercer curso de Psicología), mientras que el taller “Human Lie Detector” (Detector de Mentiras Humano) ha sido organizado por los estudiantes Coloma Botas ( de tercer curso de Psicología), Marwa Amwer (de tercer curso de Psicología) y Luis García ( de primero de Psicología).

Estos talleres tienen su origen en la asignatura “Integration I”, que dirige la doctora Neringa Kalpokaite. Se trata de una asignatura novedosa en la que se  da la oportunidad a los estudiantes de Psicología de demostrar su conocimiento en clase a través de la organización de talleres prácticos dirigidos al resto de la comunidad educativa del IE.

“Los alumnos han tenido la oportunidad de diseñar un taller y  trasladarlo a la práctica ofreciéndoselo a sus compañeros del campus de Segovia”, indica la profesora Kalpokaite, que añade que “los estudiantes han demostrado talento, dedicación, conocimiento y responsabilidad, y además lo han hecho de manera brillante”.

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20
Feb

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Fifty students from twenty countries enjoy a first taste of university with IExPEERience

From February 20 – 22 IE University ran the latest edition of IExPEERience. The event invites future undergraduates from around the globe to visit the IE campuses in Madrid and Segovia to find out more about university’s teaching model.

So far this year a total of 50 students of 20 nationalities have been granted admission to IE University to study their undergraduate degree starting this fall. IExPEERience gives students the opportunity to participate in a number of activities that aim to familiarize them with an international university environment. Future students are able to attend classes and workshops led by IE University professors. As well as connecting with professors, participants will gain first-hand experience of the IE University learning model, based on diversity and innovation, with a markedly global slant.

The stay at the Madrid and Segovia campus will also serve as a platform for future students to get to know the degree that best meets their needs and interests on a professional and personal level. They will have at their disposal advisors from the admission team, as well as a group of 60 fellow students from 35 countries worldwide, who will be sharing their experiences and explaining the key features of each degree.

There will be academic sessions, such as workshops and lectures, and leisure activities. Students will get to take part in a treasure hunt around the campus, attend dance and cookery classes, enjoy guided tours around Madrid and Segovia, rounded off by a dinner at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. The overriding aim is for the future undergraduates to enjoy their stay at both campuses, visit Segovia and Madrid, and get a feel for the IE University experience. 

Cincuenta alumnos de veinte nacionalidades disfrutarán del ambiente universitario en una nueva edición de IExPEERience

ieexpeerience 3Del 20 al 22 de febrero, IE University celebrará una nueva edición de IExPEERience, una actividad con la que la universidad privada invita a conocer su filosofía educativa y las instalaciones de sus campus de Segovia y Madrid a alumnos preuniversitarios de diferentes partes del mundo.

En esta ocasión, son un total de 50 estudiantes de 20 nacionalidades que ya han sido admitidos por la universidad para iniciar sus estudios superiores en el próximo curso 2015/2016. Durante tres días, estos jóvenes pasarán tres días repletos de actividades con el objetivo de experimentar el ambiente de una universidad internacional. En IExPEERience, los jóvenes recibirán clases y talleres impartidos por profesores de IE University, con los que podrán acercarse al modelo educativo que promueve esta universidad, caracterizada por ser internacional, diversa, participativa, innovadora y global.

Asimismo, la estancia de los estudiantes en los campus de Madrid y de Segovia les servirá para confirmar el grado en el que sus inquietudes personales y profesionales encajan mejor, para lo que contarán con el asesoramiento no solo del equipo de Admisión, sino también de un grupo de 60 alumnos colaboradores (fellows) de más de 35 nacionalidades que durante estos días explicarán su experiencia y las características de cada grado a los futuros universitarios.

Las actividades serán tanto académicas – talleres, charlas, conferencias- y como lúdicas; así los jóvenes participarán en una yincana por el campus, asistirán a clases de baile y de cocina y  realizarán visitas guiadas a Madrid y Segovia, además de celebrar una cena en el Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, entre otras actividades. En definitiva, la idea es que los sesenta alumnos disfruten de su estancia en los dos campus, conozcan Segovia y Madrid y se acerquen de primera mano a todo lo que les ofrece IE University.

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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