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IE University, venue of Hay Festival Segovia 2014

Written on September 30, 2014 by Fernando Dameto Zaforteza in IE Humanities Center, IE University


Panel “Europe, Education and Innovation”

For the sixth year in a row, IE University has been one of the sponsors of the Hay Festival Segovia, the so-called “Woodstock of the mind”.  This year IE University has decided to go a step forward by assuming a leading role in the festival’s organization. To this aim, IE University has hosted nine events, seven of them taking place on Saturday,  September 27th. The morning was dedicated to debating on Humanities, Education and Academia. The afternoon had a rather artistic approach, including the participation of two Literature Nobel Prize Laureates, one of the best cooks in the world and one of the best Spanish writers.

Dean de Areilza and Prof. Lucena

Dean de Areilza and Prof. Lucena

The opening event was “New Prospects for Europe, the West and the Global Village”. The event was led by IE’s Dean of Humanities Arantza de Areilza, who moderated a conversation with two important historians, Notre Dame’s History Professor Felipe Fernández-Armesto and IE Humanities Professor Manuel Lucena. The discussion revolved around the topics of Globalization and Multiculturalism. Professor Fernández-Armesto shared the main key points of his successful course on Global History, chosen by 300,000 students in the US, and the findings of his research.

Prof. Fernández Armesto

Prof. Fernández-Armesto

The second event was entitled “Global Issues cannot be resolved without the Humanites”. The panel was composed by Michael Steinberg (Director of the Cogut Center for the Humanities at Brown University), Paul Smith (Director of British Council USA) and David Guttenplan (Politics and Culture Journalist at The New York Times), who acted as moderator. During this entertaining conversation the panel discussed the relation between Power and the Humanities, the importance of culture in a globalized world, and the relevance of adding knowledge to skills. The dialogue also touched on the employability of graduates in the Humanities. Director Steinberg said “Recent graduates in Science get better salaries but in the long term Humanities graduates get a more robust career path”.


Panel “Global Issues cannot be resolved without the Humanites”

“Europe, Education and Innovation” was the morning’s closing event and had two heavy weighs of Education, Lord Patten of Barnes (Chancellor of Oxford University) and Santiago Iñiguez (President of IE University and Dean of IE Business School). This enlightening debate focused on the drift of European Higher Education, both participants agreeing on the importance of the Bolonia Agreement and the relevance that must be given to Humanities.  The Oxford Chancellor praised IE University stating “IE is a great Business School, is the equivalent to Real or Barça in education. I am glad they opened a University and specially the importance they give to Humanities”.


Literature Nobel Prize Laureates

During the lunch break a charity luncheon was held at IE University’s Chapter Hall. The main attractions were the key note speeches given by Hay Festival’s Founder Peter Florence and by Lord Patten of Barnes. The selected attendees had the chance to share their thoughts with the morning lecturers.

Three different events took place in the afternoon and evening:  a talk by the famous cook and Harvard University visiting professor Ferran Adrià about creativity, a public conversation between Literature Nobel Prize Laureates Jean Marie Le Clézio and Mario Vargas Llosa where they shared the reasons that had led them to join the uncertain profession of writers, and, finally, a presentation by the renowned Spanish author, and perhaps future winner of the Literature Nobel Prize, Javier Marías, who presented his last book “Así empieza lo malo”, released only 5 days before.

IE University can be proud of its participation in the Hay Festival Segovia 2014. Having been able to hold all events as planned and witnessing a high attendance of public in all of them was undoubtedly the best reward to the efforts made by IE’s personnel in organizing this successful event.


Dr. Arantza de Areilza

Dean of IE School of International Relations

Cordially invites you to attend the Opening Ceremony of the IE Master in International Relations 2014-2015

Mr. Josep Piqué i Camps, Vice-Chairman and CEO of “Grupo OHL” and Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Spain, will deliver the keynote address

The event will be held on Wednesday, October 1st,  2014 at 11:30 a.m. in the Aula Magna at the IE campus in Madrid (C/ María de Molina, 11)

A cocktail will be served after the event

Please R.S.V.P. to confirm attendance

Tel: +91 787 51 46


“Photos on The Move” exhibition at IE University

Written on September 15, 2014 by Administrador de IE Blogs in IE University

exporobertoarribasDuring the month of September IE University will be hosting the exhibition “Photos on the Move” featuring places and moments that reflect urban life in Segovia and academic life on the Santa Cruz la Real campus. Photos on display include a selection of 30 posts of the bilingual blog “Photos on the move” , with photos and texts by Roberto Arribas and translations by Gill Hopkin, both from IE’s communication department.

The photos are taken using a smartphone camera, tablet, and compact, and edited using applications specifically for retouching mobile photos. The diversity of the photos, which include photos in color and in black and white, is such that that they have been divided into five categories: interiors, urban life, nature, people, and details.

The exhibition, which is sponsored by IE’s Communication Department, shows aspects of life and features of the IE campus that normally go unnoticed. It also shows images of the streets, day-to-day life and famous landmarks in Segovia, as well as other places of special interest to the author.

Arribas considers the photos and texts to be inseparable. The texts are thoughts on universal issues like education, solidarity, freedom, respect for heritage, or teamwork. The aim is to provide a compact and simple view of humanistic thought processes expressed in colloquial terms, in line with IE University’s markedly humanistic approach to education.

More information: Video Photos on The Move



Cuando el arquitecto japonés Shigeru Ban se alzó la pasada semana con el Premio Pritzker 2014, considerado como el Nobel de la arquitectura, muchos echaron mano de las hemerotecas ¿Había alguna obra de Ban en España? La respuesta era afirmativa.

Aunque modesto y oculto a la mayoría de madrileños, el campus de la IE University en Serrano cuenta desde hace un año con un pequeño pabellón de eventos diseñado por el arquitecto nipón. Edificado sobre más de 170 tubos de cartón, dicho pabellón guarda pese a sus reducidas proporciones toda la esencia de Ban: sostenibilidad, uso de materiales innovadores y desarrollo de la economía local (los materiales para el proceso de construcción fueron fabricados en España).

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Publicado en ABC (01/04/2014)


IE University set to open new urban campus building in Madrid in September

Written on March 19, 2014 by Fernando Dameto Zaforteza in IE University

mm31IE University is to open a new campus building in the center of Madrid this coming September. The new building, which has a surface area of some 7,000m2 and is located at Calle Velázquez 130, forms part of IE University’s plans to strengthen its presence in Madrid and expand its bachelor degree program portfolio.

IE University began work on the new building 3 months ago. This latest addition to the IE Campus is located less than 200m from the main IE Business School campus in Calle María de Molina, and is adjoined to the building which houses the School’s MBA programs and Area 31, a space for entrepreneurship and innovation designed to bring added impetus to entrepreneurial initiatives.

In addition to the full range of bachelor programs run at IE University’s main campus in Segovia, the new Madrid-based campus building will house the University’s Bachelor in Business Administration, Bachelor of Laws, and its Dual Degree in Business Administration and Law, which have been taught in Madrid since the beginning of the present academic year. These programs will be joined in the upcoming academic year by a new intake of the Bachelor Degree in International Relations and the Dual degree in Business Administration and International Relations, which round off the programs taught on the Madrid Campus.

“The new building forms part of IE University’s commitment to further consolidate its academic offering in Madrid and provide its students with top quality programs that enable them to develop their full potential using a dynamic and flexible learning methodology centered around new technologies,” says SalvadorCarmona, Rector of IE University.

The new building strengthens one of the differentiating factors of IE’s Madrid campus, namely its entirely urban location, with buildings that are all within a 250 meter radius of its main campus building in the center of Madrid.

This latest addition to the campus is 8 stories high with its main façade facing South. It comprises a total of 23 classrooms equipped with latest generation technology and with a capacity for 1,150 students. The rest of the building is made up of open multi-use areas where students can work in teams, and areas used for departmental and administrative work. The building breaks with standard design, being based on tailored solutions that give it personality while ensuring that it is also highly functional.

The building will be accessed through Calle Maria de Molina 31bis, through a large open area designed as a communal area which may on occasions be used as an open air classroom or for university events.

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