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IE University Activities in Hay Festival Segovia

Written on September 23, 2013 by Roberto Arribas in Uncategorized

HAYSANTIAGOIE University repeated for the fifth year as major sponsor and academic partner in the Hay Festival Segovia, the international literature and ideas meeting which would bring together authors and artists from the five continents, from June 26th to 27th 2013. This edition will have prominent figures as Mario Vargas Llosa, José Caballero Bonald, Rosa Montero, Antonio Muñoz Molina, Lorenzo Silva, Wang Shu (2012 Pritzker Winner) and David Foenkinos.

IE University collaborates actively with the organization of eleven of the events of the Hay Festival Segovia. The University has turned totally to the festival in events related to architecture, literature and design.

The Aula Magna of IE University welcomed last Saturday the opening of the festival with a one-on-one conversation between the dutch writer Joris Luyendijk and the deputy director of El País, Vicente Jiménez. Luyendik is a famous blogger, author of The Joris Luyendijk Banking Blog in The Guardian. Both journalists talked about the challenges media are facing in a world on constant change. This act, presented by Santiago Íñiguez, president of IE University, was organized in collaboration with the Nederland Embassy on Spain, El País newspaper, Renfe and the Segovia city council, with the help of the Ritz Hotel.

Yesterday, Hay Festival opened to entrepreneurs. In the Refectorium Room, in IE University Campus, Wayra was talked about; the Telefonica Start Up International Acceleration organization. In quechua, its name means “wind” and it was instituted by the Telefonica Foundation in 2011 as an incubator for entrepreneurs. It was founded to boost projects with a wide base on telecommunications, giving technology, orientation and funds. The meeting will be driven by Gonzalo Martín Villa, Wayra CEO, who will dialogue with three entrepreneurs related to the Hay Festival project. 



Chinese Architecture 2013: the 100 contemporary projects from China Palace

The Quintanar Palace, in Segovia, takes in the inaugural act of the “Palace of China – Architecture China 2013” exhibition, directed by artist Fang Zhenning, that comes for the first time to Spain after his success in the Bienale of Venice 2012. The visitors can learn about the best projects being done in the Asiatic country through Chinese architects as Wang Shu, winner of the Pritzker award 2012, Ma Yansong and Liu JIakun, and international ones as norman Foster, Jacques Herzog, Rem Koolhaas, Zaha Hadid and Steve Holl. The exhibition is co-organized and produced by the Popular Republic of China Embassy in Spain, China International Exhibition Agency of China Arts and Entertainment Group (CAEG), the Chinese Minister of Culture, the Cultural Centre of China in Madrid and IE University. Also, Junta de Castilla y León collaborates offering the Palacio Quintanar. The exhibition can be seen from September 26th to November 30th 2013.


Writing Workshop with Fflur Dafydd

The welsh writer Fflur Dafydd offers a practical workshop of creative writing on Friday 27th, at 12h00 in IE University. Dafydd will explore the different ways of creating characters, situations and scenario. Author of six fiction novels of great success, Daffydd is too song writer and Hay Festival International Fellow

Best-sellers World

ABC, with the collaboration of IE University, will organize a round table called “Forbidden to bore” moderated by journalists Jesús García Calero and Inés Martín Rodrigo, with the attendance of Lorenzo Silva, Javier Sierra, Juan Gómez Jurado and Julia Navarro, that will talk about the best-seller mill and how it is possible to catch the reader’s attention in an information saturated society. The table, beginning at 12h30 in the Capitular Room on campus, will be retransmitted on streaming in the cultural page of, with the direct production of IE University Medialab.

China: culture, architecture and design

Friday, September 27th, from 17h00 to 21h30, IE University Campus will have over different conversations with the culture, architecture and design from China as subject.

Building bridges between cultures

17h00, the conversation between Zhang Yu, president of the multidisciplinary CAEG and Santiago Íñiguez, IE University president and IE Business School Dean, will begin. The debate, moderated by international patron of Prado museum Juan Cambiaso, will approach Chinese irruption on the international artistic market.

Challenges of architecture and design

The challenges of architecture and design in a global world will be the center of the next debate in IE University, between 18h00 and 18h50. Lu Wnyu, architect and co-founder with Wang Shu of Amateur Architecture studio and Jose María de Churtichaga, architect and vice dean of IE School of Architecture & Design, will talk with Noelia Sastre, culture and lifestyle editor of Grazia magazine.

New Chinese architecture

From 19h00 to 19h50 a chat between Fang Zhenning, architect, international artist and China’s Pavillion on the Biennale Venezia 2012 curator, and Javier Quintana, architect and dean of IE School of Architecture & Design will take place. Both will talk about the exhibition in Segovia and contemporary Chinese architecture.

Conversation with Pritzker of Architecture award winner Wang Shu

IE University Aula Magna host the conversation between Chinese architect and Pritzker winner Wang Su with the executive director of Pritzker Award and vice dean for External Relations on IE School of Architecture and Design Martha Thorne. The central idea is the reconciliation of past and future in new Chinese architecture.

The event in the Santa Cruz la Real campus is co-organized with the Popular Republic of China Embassy, the Ministry of Culture, the Cultural Centre of China in Madrid, the CAEG (China Arts and Entertainment Group) and IE University; and the collaboration of Grazia magazine and the USA Embassy on Spain.


Blue Shield, the cultural patrimony’s Red Cross

Caja Segovia Auditorium will host on Sunday, September 29th, at 13h30, a conversation between archduke Charles of Habsburgo-Lorena and the deputy director of ABC Ramón Pérez-Maura, about “Blue Shield, the cultural patrimony’s Red Cross”. The event is co-organized with ABC and has the collaboration of IE University. Blue Shield is the organization ensuring the safeguarding of important archeological sites on Libya, Afghanistan and other war torn countries. The archduke Charles of Habsburgo is its international committee president.


savvyA group of students at IE University has created SAVVY YOUTH, a website where students talk about their academic projects, their artistic concerns, as well as their life inside and outside the campus. As they say on their website, SAVVY YOUTH a platform aimed for people with entrepreneurial spirit who want to spread their ideas and desires. In this blog “you can read stories about people who actually turned their ideas into reality and found inspiration to do the same.” This project was created as part of a course assignment in which students had to design a multimedia platform on the net. 

“We take this opportunity to launch SAVVY YOUTH, a website where we can talk about the different talents that fill the halls of our college” In this sense, IE University students want “SAVVY YOUTH to support those with big projects and good ideas, but who do not know where to start.”

You can visit this website at:

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SAVVY YOUTH  , un sitio web que recoge las  inquietudes profesionales y artísticas de los alumnos de IE University 

Un grupo de alumnos de IE University ha creado SAVVY YOUTH, un sitio web donde los estudiantes hablan de sus proyectos académicos,  sus inquietudes artísticas, así como de su vida fuera y dentro del campus. Como ellos mismos dicen en su web, SAVVY YOUTH  es una plataforma destinada a personas con espíritu emprendedor que desean difundir sus ideas y anhelos. En este blog “se pueden leer historias sobre personas que hicieron realidad a sus ideas y encontrar inspiración para hacer lo mismo”, señalan.   Este proyecto se creó a partir de un proyecto de curso en el que los estudiantes tenían que diseñar  una plataforma multimedia en la red.   

“Aprovechamos esta oportunidad para fundar SAVVY YOUTH, una página web donde podemos hablar de los diferentes talentos que caminan por los pasillos de nuestra universidad”. En este sentido, los alumnos de Ie University desean que  “SAVVY YOUTH pueda apoyar a aquellas personas con grandes proyectos y ayudar a toda aquellas personas que tengan buenas ideas pero no saben por dónde empezar”. 

Puedes visitar este sitio web en:


IExPEERience Abril 2013 - Talent showFifty pre-university students from sixteen countries participated in an activity called “IExPEERience” where IE University invited them to meet the Santa Cruz la Real campus and the city of Segovia for three days. The aim was to give the young ones a first contact with the campus and to show them the innovative model developed by IE University. 

The fifty-five students, who have already been admitted to the private school to start their studies in September 2013, came from Austria, Belgium, Colombia, United Arab Emirates, Spain, France, Italy, Jordan, Monaco, Morocco, Norway , Poland, Portugal, UK, Switzerland and Turkey. 

In addition to experiencing classes and workshops at IE University, where students from over 80 nationalities currently live, the future students had the chance to meet and share some information with some current students at the university who are studying degrees in Business Administration, Architecture, Communication, Law, Psychology and International Relations. From these new relationships, the future students will get an idea of the academic level that best adapts to their abilities and intellectual and professional concerns. Along with workshops taught by professors from IE University, those students who were admitted participated in a wide range of leisure activities such as a dance class, a silk painting workshop, a magic show or a gastronomic tour through the center of Segovia in search of the best ‘tapas’.

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La experiencia de ser alumno en IE University 

IExPEERience Abril 2013 - FellowsMedio centenar de alumnos preuniversitarios procedentes de dieciséis países participaron en una actividad denominada “IExPEERience” con la que IE University invitaba a conocer durante tres días el campus de Santa Cruz la Real y la ciudad de Segovia. El objetivo era que los jóvenes, ya admitidos a cualquiera de los programas de grado, tomaran un primer contacto con las instalaciones e infraestructuras del campus y conocieran de primera mano el modelo innovador que desarrolla IE University. 

Los cincuenta y cinco alumnos, que ya han sido admitidos en el centro privado para iniciar sus estudios universitarios en septiembre de 2013, procedían de Austria, Bélgica, Colombia, Emiratos Árabes Unidos, España, Francia, Italia, Jordania, Mónaco, Marruecos, Noruega, Polonia, Portugal, Reino Unido, Suiza y Turquía. 

Además de experimentar clases y talleres en IE University, donde conviven actualmente estudiantes de más de ochenta nacionalidades, los jóvenes pudieron entrar en contacto y compartir información con varios alumnos de la universidad, que estudian grados como Administración de Empresas, Arquitectura, Comunicación, Derecho, Psicología y Relaciones Internacionales. De esta interrelación, los futuros estudiantes universitarios sacarán conclusiones sobre cuál es el grado académico que más se adapta a sus capacidades e inquietudes intelectuales y profesionales. 

IExPEERience Abril 2013 - Pirámide humanaJunto con talleres impartidos por profesores de IE University, los alumnos admitidos participaron en un amplio abanico de actividades de ocio, como una clase de baile, un taller de pintura en seda, un espectáculo de magia o una excursión gastronómica por el centro de Segovia en busca de sus mejores tapas. Los estudiantes aprovecharon su estancia en la ciudad castellana para conocer sus monumentos más significativos, como su Acueducto Romano, su Alcázar y su Catedral gótica. 

“Gracias a este evento, hemos ayudado a los futuros universitarios a afianzar su decisión de cursar el grado que han escogido; muchos de ellos nos han transmitido su satisfacción y nos han asegurado que encajan a la perfección en este modelo de universidad diversa, participativa, innovadora y global. El apoyo de los alumnos colaboradores (IE Ambassadors) ha sido fundamental”, señala Esther Díaz, Directora Adjunta de Admisiones de IE University. 

IE University ofrece un amplio abanico de titulaciones de grado y posgrado, que convierten a este centro en un referente educativo en Europa gracias a un innovador modelo de enseñanza, basado en la proyección internacional, el enfoque global y el fuerte carácter humanista de todos sus programas. Este reconocimiento a nivel global viene avalado, por ejemplo, por el último ranking de educación superior del International Herald Tribune, que ha situado a IE University en el puesto cuarenta y tres del mundo en términos de empleabilidad o el ranking de centros de educación superior elaborado por Times of India, uno de los medios con más difusión del planeta, en el que la universidad privada ocupa la sexta posición de Europa y la vigésimo novena del mundo.

IExPEERience Abril 2013 - Dance class (2)


Horse Riding Excursion

Written on April 11, 2013 by Roberto Arribas in General, Sports

IE University Student Office:

Horseriding Activity - PosterOn Sunday the 21st of April we will be offering lessons in horse-riding with an included lunch at the equestrian facilities of our provider Hípica Eresma.   Due to the maximum permitted limit of 12, this activity is open only for the moment to the campus of Segovia.    Students who wish to participate need to follow these instructions: 

  • Pay 20€ to the Administration department, either by cash or credit
  • Give me a copy of the payment receipt and indicate their WEIGHT and EXPERIENCE level
  • On Sunday the 21st, wait in front of Residence at 11:30 to board the bus.   Pickup from the equestrian center to come back will be at about 15:30 – 16:00 

Students have between today and tomorrow, Friday the 12th, by mid-day to sign up and pay for the activity (that is, 14:00 hours).   Once again, please remember that spots are limited to 12 participants.   For any questions please direct interested parties to email me at

For further information regarding other offers from Hípica Eresma, students can take a look at their website in Spanish here : 

This information can also be found on the “IE University Student Office” Facebook group, on Campus Online, and on physical posters in the campus of Segovia.

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Excursión ecuestre el día 21 de abril

El domingo día 21 de abril ofreceremos una sesión de equitación y posterior comida en las instalaciones de nuestro proveedor Hípica Eresma.   Debido al límite máximo permitido de 12 jinetes, la actividad está abierta de momento solamente a alumnos del campus en Segovia.   Alumnos que quieran participar han de seguir estas instrucciones: 

  • Pagar 20€ en la oficina de Administración, en efectivo o mediante tarjeta crédito
  • Entregar una copia del resguardo de haber pagado directamente a mí directamente e indicar su PESO y nivel de EXPERIENCIA
  • El domingo día 21, esperar en frente de la Residencia a las 11:30 para montar en autobús.   La recogida de vuelta desde el centro ecuestre sería aproximadamente a las 15:30 – 16:00 horas 

Tienen entre hoy y mañana, viernes día 12, a las 14:00 horas para entregar el pago y repito que las plazas son limitadas a 12 participantes.   Para cualquier pregunta sobre esta actividad, avisa a los interesados de enviarme un email ( 

Si quieren informarse más acerca las ofertas de Hípica Eresma, indícales que su página web es :

Esta información se encuentra colgada en el grupo Facebook “IE University Student Office”, el Campus Online, y por carteles físicos en el campus de Segovia.


Oficina del Alumno

Hike at La Boca del Asno 23 March - Poster

El sábado día 23 de marzo (primer día de Semana Santa), el nuevo Club ‘Outwards-Bound’ de IEU ofrecerá, con la ayuda de la Oficina de Actividades Extracurriculares, una excursión de senderismo a La Boca del Asno, en Valsaín, Segovia.  Esta actividad está abierta a los alumnos de ambos campus de la IE y incluye transporte en autobús (condicionado a un mínimo de inscripción de diez personas).  Para confirmar su participación, los alumnos han de seguir las siguientes instrucciones: 


– Para alumnos de Segovia – 


Pagar 5€ en efectivo directamente a los organizadores Vegard Haveland o Tudor Etchells.   Tienen hasta el miércoles día 20 para entregar este dinero.  El sábado día 23, el autobús les recogerá enfrente de la Residencia a las 10:00 horas en punto. 


– Para alumnos de Madrid – 


Hace falta dar a Mariela Orellana de la Oficina del Alumno los 5€ en efectivo.  Tienen para hacerlo hasta el miércoles día 20.   El sábado día 23, el autobús les recogerá enfrente de IE Business School en María de Molina, 11 a las 8:45 en punto. 


La actividad terminará a aproximadamente las 13:30 o 14:00 horas y, posteriormente, los participantes tendrán la oportunidad de tomar un refresco en el chiringuito del parque.  


Para cualquier pregunta, por favor pídeles a los alumnos de enviar un email a Iván Wong (, Vegard Haveland (, Tudor Etchells ( o a Clara Bertrand ( 

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IE University Student Office 


On Saturday the 23rd of March (the first day of Easter Break), the new Outwards-Bound Club of IEU we will be offering, with the assistance of the Office of Extracurricular Activities, an easy hike through the beautiful national park of La Boca del Asno.   This excursion is open to students from both Madrid and Segovia campuses and will include bus service (conditioned upon a minimum sign up of 10 people).  To confirm their participation, students must follow these instructions: 


– For Segovian students – 


Pay 5€ in cash directly to either of the organizers Vegard Haveland or Tudor Etchells by Wednesday the 20th.   Then, on Saturday the 23rd, the bus will pick up the participants in front of the Residence at 10:00 sharp.  


– For Madrid students –  


Students at this campus need to give their 5€ in cash and in person to Mariela Orellana of the Student Office no later than Wednesday the 20th.  On Saturday the 23th, meet in front of IE Business School at María de Molina 11 at 8:15 sharp to mount the bus.    


The hike should finish at approximately 13:30-14:00 hours.   Afterwards, participants will have an opportunity to sit down and order a refreshment at the chiringuito of the park. 


For any questions, please ask interested students to email either Iván Wong (, Vegard Haveland (, Tudor Etchells (, or Clara Bertrand (

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