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12
May

What is it like graduating from university?

Written on May 12, 2014 by Dirk Hopfl in IE University

Probably 99% university graduates are only graduating once from university… it’s a once-in-a-life experience and definitely a memorable moment. Find out how it is like graduating from IE University and see our students from the first graduating batch ever! Receiving your diploma in a former church from the 13th century monastery is truly unique – just right for the university’s motto: REDEFINING UNIQUENESS!

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30
Apr

Is it fun out there?

Written on April 30, 2014 by Dirk Hopfl in IE University

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University is about academics, studying, reading, writing… but can it be fun at the same time?

Check out the Student Life blog from IE University. You will quickly see that there is so much more out there than just the classroom. Besides, being able to reach out to more than 80 nationalities studying on campus doesn’t it sound like fun by itself?

22
Apr

IE University Student Talk – Daniel

Written on April 22, 2014 by Dirk Hopfl in IE University

Daniel is studying his BBA Degree at IE University. He holds a passport from Guatemala and this is only one of the 80 different passports you can find at the university. See what he has to tell about entrepreneurial mindset of  his classmates, the way of learning in the classroom and the life “off classroom”.

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3
Apr

Four bachelor students of IE University were the only undergraduate students competing against experts with MBAs, PhDs and Master’s degrees.

An IE University Team comprising students Stefan Wolf Staertzel, Victor Berthon, Pablo Otero and Carlos Beltrán, won a spot among the top 4 in the regional finals of the prestigious Hult Prize, the planet’s largest student competition in the field of social entrepreneurship, with a million dollar prize. IE students were the only graduates competing against more experienced candidates with PhDs, MBAs and a range of master’s degrees. They were also the only students under 22 in a final round in which the average age was 30 years old.

The Hult Prize, which received a record number of more than 10,000 first-round applicants, was created by Hult and Clinton Global Initiative to boost the development of social start-ups in the healthcare industry. This year entrants were required to focus on “Non-communicable Disease in the Urban Slum”, and more than 250 teams competed against each other in six regional finals in the cities of Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai, Shanghai and Sao Paulo.

The members of the IE University Team were from France, Germany, Venezuela and Spain, and aged 20 and under. The four students met in the Bachelor in Business Administration program at the Madrid-based university and presented their project for the Dubai Final.

They won the first two rounds with “Cuidado Verde”, a project aimed at helping the 92% of slum-dwellers in Peru who do not receive a timely diagnosis for chronic diseases. In order to do this the team came up with a simple but innovative idea: a business that recycles the uncollected trash generated by the area to fund a free full annual check-up for its inhabitants.

“I think the Hult Prize was one of my greatest achievements so far in my life!” says Victor Berthon, team captain. “Being the youngest and the only team comprised of undergraduate students it was already a huge achievement to get to the finals, but ending up in the top 4 exceeded our expectations and showed that no matter how small we are, we can create an impact.”

Photography Credit: Marko Zirdum / Hult Prize

21
Mar

Social Entrepreneurs are welcome!

Written on March 21, 2014 by Dirk Hopfl in IE University

IEUSSAnother exciting week with tons of action and fun is scheduled this summer in Segovia (Spain). The IE University Summer School opens its doors to wish-to-be-social entrepreneurial High School students under the theme: Striving for change through social entrepreneurship.

The program provides students with new ideas and skills in order to help them think about our society’s most pressing issues in different and innovative ways. Using the design thinking methodology, students will tackle an existing social issue by focusing on transforming ideas into real opportunities.

Social Entrepreneurs use the design thinking methodology to help them think out of the box about social and global issues. Using this methodology, you will develop within a Global Action Team a grass-root social entrepreneurship project, centered on different topics, such as culture, ecology, sports, social justice and other. Interact with other students and social entrepreneurs who share your concern about our society’s most pressing problems and put an innovative battle plan into action.

The summer school will be hosted in IE Universities’ beautiful historic campus in Segovia, Spain. Housed in a 15th century convent, this perfect setting will inspire you in your quest for new ideas to achieve social change. You’ll also be able to explore the surrounding areas, and enjoy and absorb all the history and culture that Spain has to offer.

- See more at: http://www.ie.edu/university/ieusummerschool

19
Mar

IE University opens new urban campus in Madrid

Written on March 19, 2014 by Dirk Hopfl in IE University

IE 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.

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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.

30
Dec

Week Zero – it starts all here!

Written on December 30, 2013 by Dirk Hopfl in IE University

Starting university is a big step but it does not need to be a hurdle… see how smoothly you will start in your university life at IE University’s Week Zero!

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24
Sep

TYBA, winner of Venture Day Madrid 2013

Written on September 24, 2013 by Dirk Hopfl in IE News

BBA Students Eiso Kant and Jorge Schnura talking about their company TYBA and their IE Venture Day win. They explain how the company was created and how it feels to be the first undergraduate team from IE University to win first place at IE Venture Day.

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13
Sep

IE Edutainment: Entrepreneurs’ top tips

Written on September 13, 2013 by Dirk Hopfl in IE News, IE University

Entrepreneurs Martin Varsavsky (founder and CEO, FON) and Bernhard Niesner (co-founder and CEO, busuu.com) met with second-year BBA student Carolina, to discuss success, failure and the right time to be an entrepreneur.

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7
Sep

Undergraduate student mobility on the rise

Written on September 7, 2013 by Dirk Hopfl in IE University

240 university counselors in 33 countries took part in an IE University survey designed to pinpoint the interests and preferences of the upcoming generation of university students with regard to study abroad and most popular degree programs.

International mobility has risen fast among young university students worldwide in recent years. This is one of the main findings of a study carried out last month by IE University, in which 240 counselors at international schools in 33 countries around the world took part. The aim of the report was to reveal the interests and preferences of the upcoming generation of university students in aspects like study abroad and preferred degree programs. The survey was linked to the IE University Junior Advisory Board Meeting held this past week at IE’s Madrid and Segovia Campuses, in which 15 students from 13 countries, aged from 16 to 18, met to talk to IE University about how they see their future in higher education.

With regard to study abroad, 70% of participating counselors have seen an increase in international mobility among students in recent years. There are variations in this trend depending on the world region. In India, for example, some 73% of counselors believe that more than 50% of their students will go abroad to study, while in the US, 71% of counselors thought that less than 20% of their students would leave the US to study. Overall, 47% percent of counselors stated that over half of their students were now considering studying their university degree abroad, which reflects the level of globalization in the labor market, the mutual recognition of titles among countries in the European Higher Education Space, and the international redistribution of employment as a result of growing and emerging economies. “Now, more than ever before, we are seeing an interesting flow of talent among host countries,” says Antonio de Castro.  Dean of Undergraduate Studies at IE University and coordinator of the survey. “Just like in the business world, students are considering the best options to link their university studies to their career expectations.” Read more…

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