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Julián Montaño

    Creo que esto del IE School of Arts and Humanities, hay que celebrarlo en un post. Qué menos. Los pájaros augures se han cruzado en el tiempo y lugar propicio y tenido lugar la in-auguratio, el comienzo de la construcción del edificio sagrado. Es un proyecto fascinante que sale a la estela de lo ultimo y más vanguardista en cuanto al concepto de una School. Pero quiero dar la vara con qué tipo de alumnos nos vamos a encontrar para la School.
    ¿Estamos en los años 80 y 90? No. El alumno no podrá esperar un centro de gente homogénea, con las mismas inquietudes y las misma expectativas, un mismo background y una misma pulsión a repetirlo.
¿Estamos en los años 80 y 90? No. El estudiante ha dejado de ser el receptor pasivo de contenidos magistralmente administrados por generalistas en la materia.
    ¿Estamos en los años 80 y 90? No. El estudiante ya no es el viandante no comprometido con su escuela que va de paso a rellenar alforjas.
    Nos encontramos con estudiantes internacionales, de backgrounds a cada cual más peregrino, con intereses e inquietudes de lo más diverso. Vienen a aprender, pero a aprender en comunidad, participando en todas las oportunidades que se le ofrezcan para asumir los contenidos creativamente, usando las nuevas tecnologías si hiciera falta, y vienen a comprometerse en un proyecto. Si la escuela lo que le ofrece es más que una escuela, es toda una manera divertida, vanguardista, de acceso a las comunidades del saber entonces entrarán en un compromiso más profundo con la institución. Será una institución en sentido hegeliano, allí donde las voluntades coinciden.



IE School of Arts and Humanities

Written on April 14, 2008 by Arantza de Areilza in Arts & Cultures & Societies, IE Humanities Center

Arantza de Areilza

Ie_photo_1 IE School of Arts and Humanities aims to go beyond the traditional teaching of arts and humanities. Our goal is to educate our students by enhancing their individual capabilities, so that they may learn to embrace the complexity of the world around us. They will learn to analyse things broadly and in depth, to think critically, to pick out the essential from the trivial, to carry out empirical reasoning, to express themselves clearly and connect ideas together in a creative manner. We want our students to be capable of perceiving and taking responsibility for the intellectual, social and ethical consequences of their actions and thoughts. We want to turn them into citizens with a comprehensive outlook, good command of several languages and a clear sense of ethics and responsibility; young people capable of managing their own professional and personal expectations, willing to take on a major role in the creation of the new values that ultimately give rise to the changes that every modern society requires.

Ie_foto_paint_2 The School of Arts and Humanities is at the very heart of IE’s mission, as the arts and humanities courses it offers form part of all the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at IE. Thus, all our students, regardless of their chosen field of study, get the opportunity of acquiring a solid foundation of general knowledge. And the daily application of this knowledge to the challenges they face in their own environment will help them to understand that life involves constant change, and will give them sufficient flexibility to adapt accordingly.

The IE School of Arts and Humanities will offer undergraduate and graduate programmes in English taught by national and international faculty members educated in the world’s leading schools. The programmes will have a strong focus on international, practical, humanistic and highly current issues, with a substantial online component.

Our programmes will discuss the world’s artistic avant-gardes, international relations, the humanities seen as the application of culture to the improvement of our understanding of the world around us. All these programmes will share the common purpose of encouraging imagination, developing a number of humanistic values that are greatly needed by society today, and developing aesthetic perception and critical reasoning, which we view as vital elements of the human capacity for improvement – an ever-present and liberating challenge in every human life, which accounts for the existence of humanistic studies at the heart of our education.

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Segovia, April 10 2008 – Following the acquisition of a Spanish university by the IE Higher Education group in January of 2007, the rollout of IE University has now officially commenced. The University project has been conceived to provide an academically rigorous but innovative approach to undergraduate and post graduate education, initially focused on disciplines that include architecture, humanities and liberal arts and communication. The institution will be developed around the core values of an international outlook, innovation at the heart of learning, and the utilization of new technologies, imbuing students with an entrepreneurial mindset and a humanitarian spirit.

Why a new model?

The processes of globalization have created pressures and opportunities that require innovative resolutions and solutions. With an ever increasing demand from both business and society for committed, socially aware, change agents the University will help participants to understand the changing demands of the world around them. Housed in the 12th century Monastery of Santa Cruz la Real, IE university fuses traditional academic disciplines with the highly innovative approaches to management developed at IE Business School. This will provide young scholars with the opportunity to develop their thinking in a highly international environment, working in cross-cultural, diverse teams, to find solutions to the complex questions of the 21st century.

With the expected increase in the number of students seeking higher education programs outside their home countries following the standardization of education systems throughout Europe as part of the Bologna accord, IE University will be positioned to provide a high quality international offering. The aim is to have 80% of students drawn from outside Spain within two years.

How does it function?

Utilizing multi-disciplinary learning methodologies which bring together online and presential formats, the university aims to shape a new model of knowledge dissemination. The focus is on a more open and collaborative style of learning and knowledge creation. Through the historic buildings of Segovia and the cutting edge online campus, the university has been designed to work within a wider social agenda, seeking to actively participate in and shape major global debates. There will be a single faculty for the entire institution. Faculty for the University and the Business school will operate in an interdisciplinary, cross departmental manner, promoting new models for research and teaching.

"We are looking to build a continental Oxford, characterized by academic rigor and quality, whilst remaining focused on solving the issues we see around us today and in the future. With this ambitious project we are seeking to create a new university model, where the professors and knowledge flow amongst the different disciplines, programs and mediums. We will give our students a global vision, creating enterprising, innovative professionals with a strong sense of social awareness. We have felt the demand for this already from companies and individuals, but feel that we can take a more active role in the key discussions in society" commented Santiago Iñiguez, Rector of IE University.   

What programs will be offered?

The programs offered by the University have all been designed to comply with the regulations set out in the Bologna Accord. Initial programs will include Bachelor degrees in Communication and Architecture. For the 2009 academic year Bachelor degrees in Organizational Psychology, Business administration, Business and Law, Law, Law and International relations. There will also be a number of Masters programs in the areas of architecture, communication, psychology, law and humanities. Modules in Management and the Humanities will form a core element of all the degree programs at IE University.

Senior Management Team

Santiago Iñiguez, the highly respected Dean of IE Business School will be taking up the position of Rector of IE University. His tenure as Dean at IE has been marked by the school achieving global recognition for its Management programs, positioning the school as one of Europe’s top business schools. His aim is to leverage the methodologies and capabilities developed at the Business School to help create a new model for higher education in Europe. A number of other Respected academics from IE Business School will take up a number of key positions; Vice-Rector of faculty, Salvador Carmona, Vice-Rector of research, Gayle Allard and Vice-Rector of administration, Juan Luis Martinez will be key members of the Senior management team.

IE Higher Education

IE University is a standalone entity within the IE Higher Education group. The group is comprised of IE University, IE Business School, and IE Executive Education. Each of the entities operates separately although the faculty is centralized for the group. The President of the group is Diego Alcazar, founder of IE Business School.

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