On September 17, 2011 IE University will inaugurate its 4th academic year. This academic year 2011-12 its also marked by the launch by the LLB in English as well as in Spanish and the BBA-LLB Dual Degree in both languages. This coming Friday students from 50 different nationalities will start to study at IE building…Details
2 years ago IE University has created a Junior Advisory Board which serves to provide a worldly and youthful perspective to IE University. IE’s Junior Advisory Board is considered as a part of the IE community, and shows a commitment to excellence and innovation. Board members, though still in High School, are outstanding members of their community and serve as joint representatives of their communities to IE, and also of IE in their communities. Here are the impressions from the 2011 annual board meeting:
This year´s committee comprised of twelve pre-university students, all with an international profile and aged between 15 and 19. They met in Madrid and Segovia to debate the challenges facing university education. The members of the International Junior Advisory Board were selected using IE’s network of 23 international offices in 20 countries, and are from the Czech Republic, Colombia, India, Jordan, Peru, Romania, Spain, Lesotho and the US.
The talented young members of the Board speak several different languages, are entrepreneurial and top-tier students in a range of disciplines. They are committed to humanistic values and social responsibility. They are international, practical, ambitious and above all they represent a generation which, thanks to its commitment to excellence, innovation, human values and ethics, will not only bring improvements to IE University, but will also serve as leaders in tomorrow’s world.
In their 2011 meeting, the Junior Advisory Board members were asked to think if entrepreneurship can be learnt and what is the role of universities in fostering an entrepreneurial culture. They also discussed how universities can promote diversity and how it can equip students with the tools and skills they need to function in an increasingly competitive global and cosmopolitan market. In an open forum they debated if Social Entrepreneurship has to be a part of a business education and how university sector can engage students in social issues.Details
An interview spanning two generations: distinguished sociologist Elihu Katz in conversation with IE University Communication student Mª Gabriela Cardoza, on a lifetime of communication research and the challenges for the next generation — the interaction between old and new media and the critical situation of the sector.
IE University is an international university in two complementary meanings of the word: 1 It is a university which has an international faculty and staff, with students coming from almost 60 different countries. 2 Students are prepared for international careers and draw on IE University’s international experience. Both the contents of its academic programs, and the academic…Details
Why is Humanities one of the core values of IE University? The complex world we face today poses fascinating challenges for those beginning and those completing their educational journey. IE University’s higher education model is Humanistic in this respect. IE University expects its students, faculty and the entire university community to take a profound interest…Details
Why is entrepreneurship one of the core values of IE University? The academic programs are entrepreneurial in their content and methodology as are the teaching style of the faculty, the spirit of IE staff and the mindset of IE University students. Everything at IE University is focused on motivating and providing specific skills for students…Details
IE University professor, Ibrahim Al-Marashi, discusses social networks and youth identity in the context of the current Middle East unrest .
Getting the information you really want, have never been easier since the launch of the new IE University web: make it simply your way or MY IE WAY! Apart from navigating the exciting details about the innovative BA Degrees, student life and the somewhat “frightening” admissions process, you can now add all relevant information to…Details
The innovative master in management and design for architects is the world’s first postgraduate program to combine creativity and management – it now adds a third angle: technology!
IE University is using Toshiba’s Folio 100 to develop Spain’s first tablet-based academic program. The tablets play an integral role in the University’s Master in Architectural Management and Design (MAMD) program run by IE School of Architecture, with a student body comprised of ten nationalities. All students on the program have a Toshiba Folio100 which they use to communicate with their professors and among themselves, as well as to access practical cases and notes, and to work with different multimedia applications.
Toshiba’s Folio 100 is the only educational platform the student needs for this postgraduate master program, which means there is no need for traditional note-taking. All materials pertaining to the courses that make up the program can be kept on just one learning device.
At the start of the program each student received a Folio 100, using it from the outset to read practical case studies and recommended books, as well as to access the University’s online campus. They will also be using the device to follow video conferences and maintain constant lines of communication with professors and classmates during the online periods of the program.
Watch Michael Wadleigh, Oscar winning film-maker and co-founder of the Homo Sapiens Foundation, when he was talking on sustainability and the cultural legacy of the 1960s at his recent visit on the IE University campus in Segovia. Also, have a look a the university campus from a singular perspective.
As the previous post on the exciting launch of the Master in Architectural Management & Design caught your attention, here comes the good news of the Architectural Challenge Scholarship Competition. Details you will find using the link of the image and HURRY UP – the deadline is on January 1, 2011!
IE School of Architecture recently presented its new Master in Architectural Management & Design in London. Influential architects, academics and journalists discussed the need for improved management skills in architecture practices. Featured participants: Christine Murray, Editor, The Architects’ Journal Ken Shuttleworth, Make Architects Ron Sidell, Sidell Gibson Architects Peter Murray, Chairman, NLA & Professor, MAMD,…Details
Words are human, substantially human. They link our thoughts to reality and to other thoughts. Thanks to words, others know what we are thinking or what we want to say. Depending on how skilful we are with words, we succeed or fail in reaching others, obtaining personal or collective benefits, and building the future.
No matter how knowledgeable they are, no matter how intelligent they are, people who do not express themselves very well are at a disadvantage. Words are effectiveness.
Our thoughts are made up of words. As we progress in the art of the word, we learn to think better, we acquire mental skills that we did not have previously because the brain develops with language, and if we train and teach the word, the brain increases its muscle power.
Our brain deals with images, sensations, all kinds of memories and an endless array of words. Our language brings all that together. The word and the action are what best reveal what we are and what we want to be. People who do not use words well act as if they have had their strongest member amputated.Details
It happened in the IE Bachelor in Architecture, subject: Design Studio II… Professor Manuel Ocaña, http://www.manuelocana.com/ invited architect and researcher Carlos Ramos to one of his lectures. Carlos’ conference was entitled out Towards Rocking Architecture. – A retrospective insight into space and sound throughout four short stories.- and talked about the influences rock music could have on architecture. As well…Details