Archive for the ‘IE Humanities Center’ Category

10
Aug

Bolonia Revisited

Written on August 10, 2008 by Felicia Appenteng in Arts & Cultures & Societies, IE Humanities Center

Rafael Puyol
President, IE University

It all started in Bologna in 1999, when the EU launched the process designed to converge national university education systems to create a unified European platform for higher education. The overriding objective was to establish a system whereby titles would be recognized by academia and the business community throughout the EU and other countries included in the project. But it has also brought the opportunity to modernize and improve the quality of university systems. It also will help to develop diversity and flexibility in the field of higher education, as a tool to meet the challenges of globalization and a knowledge society.

In addition, Bologna is also designed to promote the internationalization of European institutions, mobility among students, the accreditation of studies to ensure they are pertinent, and lifelong learning.

In the case of Spain, the majority of these principles, which are as basic as they are necessary, are included in the Royal Decree that regulates official university education, published at the end of October 2007. Said decree announces the indisputable objective of contributing to the modernization of Spanish universities. It embraces the unquestionable principles of flexibility in educational frameworks, and autonomy in university education in terms of design and curricular diversification.

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23
Jul

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Madrid: July 2008

This week, on July 21st, The Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes extended an official membership invitation to IE’s School of Arts and Humanities.

The Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes (CHCI) serves as a site for the discussion of issues germane to the fostering of cross-disciplinary activity and as a network for the circulation of information and the sharing of resources. It has a membership of over one hundred and fifty centers and institutes that are remarkably diverse in size and scope and are located in the United States, Australia, Canada, Finland, Taiwan, Ireland, Sri Lanka, the United Kingdom, and other countries. CHCI is an affiliate member with the American Council of Learned Societies.

CHCI includes such prestigious members as the Stanford Humanities Center (Stanford University), the Franke Institute for the Humanities (University of Chicago), the Whitney Humanities Center (Yale University), the Humanities Center in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (Harvard University), The Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (University of Cambridge) and The Camargo Foundation (The Jerome Foundation).

The Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities, Arantza de Areilza emphasized that "IE´s School of Arts and Humanities is very pleased to be part of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes, an organization that shares our interest in the development of international collaboration among the world leading Humanities centers and institutions for the improvement of Humanities education models, research projects and faculty development".

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21
Jul

MADRID BLUES

Written on July 21, 2008 by Arantza de Areilza in Arts & Cultures & Societies, IE Humanities Center

Arantza de Areilza

Hoy, les recomiendo la última novela de Blanca Riestra, "Madrid Blues", que narra las vidas entrelazadas de varias víctimas del atentado del 11 de Marzo de 2004 en Madrid perpetrado por terroristas islámicos.

19
Jul

Marta Matute / MADRID (11-07-2008)

Publicado en: Edición Impresa – 5 Sentidos

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El Instituto de Empresa imparte cursos a compañías y directivos

Oscar Wilde no podía faltar a esta cita. A él se debe uno de esos aforismos que suelen hacer las delicias del público: ‘El hombre que puede dominar la mesa en una cena en Londres puede dominar el mundo’.

Ya se sabe. Los grandes negocios siempre se han cerrado brindando con una copa de vino. Negociar es un arte refinado, uno de los más sutiles. Quizás tan difícil como el arte de la conversación. Por eso, nadie duda que muchos acuerdos comerciales importantes han naufragado porque detrás de un montón de millones en juego no había absolutamente nada. Nada de qué hablar y, a veces, nada que entender.

Muchos hombres de empresa lo saben y hacen verdaderos esfuerzos por zambullirse en los negocios arropados por la lectura de un buen libro de filosofía, una clase de arte o la audición de una sinfonía clásica. A ejecutivos como ellos está dedicado el Executive Education que ha puesto en marcha el Instituto de Empresa, bajo la batuta de Arantza de Areilza, decana de la Escuela de Artes y Humanidades.

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16
Jul

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