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25
Jun

Foto para decretoIMG_8271Foreign students of all nationalities will no longer need to do the Spanish state’s university entrance exam to study an official bachelor degree in Spain

As from the start of the 2014-2015 academic year foreign students worldwide who wish to study a bachelor degree at an official Spanish university will no longer be required by law to sit the Spanish state’s university entrance exam (Selectividad). This change in Spanish legislation was set out in the Royal Decree 412/2014 of June 6 published in Spain’s official state gazette on June 7, 2014, thereby enacting these new provisions for admissions procedures for undergraduate degrees at official Spanish universities.

The change in legislation means that any student who wishes to enroll in a degree program run by an official Spanish university can now simply apply to have their high school qualifications recognized as being equivalent to the Spanish Baccalaureate. Pertinent documents submitted for official recognition are examined to confirm that the studies undertaken by the high school student in a determinate country are equivalent to the studies that comprise the Spanish Baccalaureate.  The inspection of the documents, and subsequent certification if found to be equivalent, will be carried out by Spain’s Ministry of Education, Culture, and Sport.

As soon as a student’s studies are officially recognized, he or she will have the same right of access as a Spanish student to degree programs in official Spanish universities. This change in legislation also means that official universities in Spain can award conditional admission to foreign students who have applied to have their studies recognized by the Spanish state while they are waiting for the procedure to be completed.

This new, more flexible legislation makes Spain more open to international students and places it in a better position to compete with other similar countries. According to the latest UN report, 4.3 million students in the world study outside their respective countries of origin, and it is forecast that this figure is set to double by 2025.

“This new law is a big step forward for the Spanish system and is excellent news for our university, given its marked international focus. Sixty percent of our students are from outside Spain, and we have 87 nationalities on campus,” said Antonio de Castro, Dean of Undergraduate Studies at IE University.

 

(Spanish Version)

España facilita el acceso a su sistema universitario a los alumnos extranjeros de todo el mundo

 Los estudiantes extranjeros (no-europeos) no necesitarán la selectividad para acceder a la universidad española

A partir del próximo curso 2014/2015, los estudiantes de cualquier nacionalidad que quieran acceder a una universidad oficial en España no necesitarán realizar la prueba de Selectividad como uno de los requisitos legales de acceso. Así lo establece el Real Decreto 412/2014, de 6 de junio, publicado en el Boletín Oficial del Estado del sábado 7 de junio de 2014, por el que se establece la normativa básica de los procedimientos de admisión a las enseñanzas universitarias oficiales de Grado.

Un cambio en la legislación permite ahora que el estudiante que desee matricularse en una universidad en España, para poder tener acceso legal, simplemente tenga que homologar sus estudios de secundaria con el título de bachiller español. La homologación consiste en el estudio y posterior confirmación de la equivalencia entre los estudios que ha realizado un alumno de secundaria en un país determinado y los estudios de la última fase de secundaria (Bachillerato) en España. Tanto este estudio comprobatorio como la certificación posterior, en caso de que se pueda establecer la equivalencia, son realizados por el Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte.

Tras el proceso de homologación, el alumno se encontrará en las mismas condiciones de acceso legal que un alumno español. Este cambio en la legislación permite además que las universidades oficiales de España puedan admitir con carácter condicional a los estudiantes que acrediten haber presentado la correspondiente solicitud de homologación de sus estudios mientras se hace la verificación de la equivalencia.

De esta manera, con la nueva legislación España puede competir en mejores condiciones con otros países de su entorno, con una legislación más flexible y abierta a los alumnos internacionales. Según el último informe de la UNESCO , 4.3 millones de estudiantes en el mundo estudian fuera de sus respectivos países y la previsión para 2025 es que esta cifra se duplique.

“La nueva normativa supone un gran avance para el sistema español y un aliciente para nuestra universidad, que tiene una evidente vocación internacional, donde el 60 por ciento de nuestros alumnos son de fuera de España, con 87 nacionalidades en su campus”, asegura Antonio de Castro, decano de estudios de Grado de IE University.

7
May

quiron2The Quirón Hospital Group will subsidize the “Young Talent Leader” scholarship valued at €120,000, which will permit an outstanding student from an emerging country to study at IE University. 

Pilar Muro, President of the Quirón Hospital Group, and Diego del Alcázar, President of IE Foundation, signed an agreement at IE University’s Madrid campus today whereby the health group will fund a Young Talent Leaders scholarship worth €120,000. The scholarship will cover an entire graduate program at IE University for a student from an emerging country that demonstrates a high level of academic merit coupled with initiative and an entrepreneurial mindset.

The scholarship, which will also cover the cost of enrolment, accommodation, materials, travel and maintenance in Spain, will be applied for the four years that IE University graduate degrees run.

As Pilar Muro underscored during the signing of the agreement, “With this scholarship, the Quirón Hospital Group is sharing with IE Foundation its interest in supporting society’s progress by attracting and educating human capital that can contribute to the business environment, the fabric of production, and the organizations of which it is comprised.”

The Young Talent Leaders scholarship will permit the best talent to gain a top-tier education at IE, recognized worldwide for its focus on academic and professional excellence. The University is joined in this commitment by companies like the Quirón Hospital Group and AJE, one the world’s largest beverage producers.

The signing of the agreement was also attended by José Ramón Rubio, Vice President of Quirón, Rafael Benjumea, President of the IE University Board of Governors, and Rafael Puyol, Vice President of IE Foundation.

IE University’s student body comprises students from 85 countries. Together with IE Foundation the University has built up an extensive range of scholarships over the last few years, estimated to stand at some six million Euros per year, the aim being to ensure that no high-potential student be prevented from studying for economic reasons.

The scholarships cover a broad spectrum of possibilities for students depending on the chosen field of study, the university degree they wish to undertake, and their creative and academic potential.

Examples of the kind of scholarships on offer include sector-based scholarships, offered in conjunction with large law firms like Cuatrecasas, Clifford Chance, or Pérez Llorca, scholarships for International Baccalaureate students, or students at UWC (United World Colleges), and the fellowship scholarships whereby students render services to the University community during their studies.

Last year over 65% of scholarship applications were approved, and 55% of current IE University students receive some kind of support to help fund their studies.

4
Mar

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In the evening of March 6 Segovia’s Casa de la Moneda will host the first edition of IE University’s Business Plan Challenge 2013, organized by the Entrepreneur’s Club and the Bachelor in Business Administration. The Challenge is about business plans drawn up by IE University students. See more

La Casa de la Moneda acogerá el miércoles 6 de marzo la fase final del IE University Business Plan Challenge 2013

La Casa de la Moneda acogerá el miércoles 6 de marzo la fase final del IE University Business Plan Challenge 2013, una competición sobre planes de negocio organizada por el Club de Emprendedores y el Grado en Administración de Empresas (BBA) de IE University. 

Se trata de un concurso sobre planes de negocio ideados principalmente por los alumnos de BBA de los campus de Segovia y Madrid. Los objetivos fundamentales son: fomentar el intercambio de conocimiento entre los estudiantes, estimular la innovación y potenciar el espíritu emprendedor desde el ámbito universitario.

Bajo el sugerente título Maybe They Aren´t Just Birds (“Quizás no sean solo pájaros”) se lleva a cabo este concurso, que subraya la importancia de inculcar la cultura emprendedora entre los estudiantes.  IE University Business Plan Challenge 2013 permite a los estudiantes desarrollar un plan de negocio y simular la creación de su propia empresa. Los proyectos presentados en esta primera edición son muy diversos y demuestran las buenas ideas que son capaces de generar los jóvenes talentos universitarios. Read more…

12
Nov

INSTAGRAM competition / Concurso INSTAGRAM

Written on November 12, 2012 by Roberto Arribas in General, Scholarships, awards & contests

Upload a photo on Instagram depicting your resolutions and wishes for the new year with #iewishes mentioning @iebusiness, and you could win one of 2 gift vouchers worth 180 euros for Amazon, 5 premium accounts on Spotify, and you might see your photo on our 2013 greetings card!  Open to IE students, staff and alumni.  From November 12 to December 3, 2012.  See more

Sube la foto de tus propósitos o deseos para el nuevo año a Instagram con #iewishes mencionando @iebusiness y podrás ganar 2 vales regalo de 180 euros para Amazon, 5 cuentas Premium de Spotify y quizás ver tu foto en nuestra tarjeta de felicitación 2013!  Abierto a alumnos, staff y antiguos alumnos IE.  Del 12 de noviembre al 3 de diciembre 2012. Ver más

10
May

IE University student Blanca Giménez-Reina received in Murcia the finalist award in the fifth annual photo contest Fototalentos 2012, a competition organized by the Fundación Banco Santander with the collaboration of the network Universia. Blanca Giménez-Reina, who studies Architecture at the Campus of Santa Cruz la Real in Segovia, won one of the three second prizes, worth 1,500 euros. Entitled “Winter”, the photograph is a black and white snapshot of the Plaza Mayor in Segovia covered by a snow storm. 

This edition of Fototalentos 2012 was attended by more than 20,000 young people with a total of 36,836 photographs divided into four categories: Culture, Complaint, People and Landscapes. IE University student´s award has great merit because it was addressed to all members of the university community, from students, teachers and researchers to staff residing in one of the 23 countries where Universia, the largest Spanish and Portuguese speaking network of universities, is present.

This edition of Fototalentos 2012 was attended by more than 20,000 young people with a total of 36,836 photographs divided into four categories: Culture, Abuse, People and Landscapes. IE University student´s award has great merit because it was addressed to all members of the university community, from students, teachers and researchers to staff residing in one of the 23 countries where Universia, the largest Spanish and Portuguese speaking network of universities, is present.

La alumna de IE University Blanca Giménez-Reina recibe el premio como finalista de Fototalentos 2012 

La alumna de IE University Blanca Giménez-Reina recibió en Murcia el premio como finalista de la quinta edición del concurso de fotografía Fototalentos 2012, un concurso convocado por la Fundación Banco Santander con la colaboración de la red Universia. Blanca Giménez-Reina, que estudia Arquitectura en el Campus de Santa Cruz la Real de Segovia, obtuvo uno de los tres accésit, dotado con 1.500 euros. Bajo el título “Invierno”, la fotografía  era una instantánea en blanco y negro de la Plaza Mayor de Segovia cubierta por un chubasco de nieve.  

En esta edición de Fototalentos 2012 se contó con la participación de más de 20.000 jóvenes con un total de 36.836 fotografías divididas en las cuatro categorías: Cultura, Denuncia, Gente y Paisajes. El premio de la alumna de IE University tiene un gran mérito ya que estaba dirigido a todos los miembros de la comunidad universitaria, desde estudiantes, docentes e investigadores hasta personal administrativo que residieran en uno de los 23 países donde tiene presencia Universia, la mayor red de universidades de habla hispana y portuguesa.   Read more…

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