IE launches Trading Room for Finance assignments

This week IE has inaugurated its Trading Room to better address market related assignments such as Portfolio Management, Investment Game, Fixed Income, Derivatives, Equity/Asset Valuation, Financial Programming, Equity Research, FX Markets. Equipped with Bloomberg, FactSet, WONDA, EVA Dimensions, Thompson, Matlab, Reuteurs, TTR & Zoologic and other technologies, this facility has one of the top collection of analytical tools…

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IE University among world’s top 10 universities for innovation in teaching methodologies

Youth Incorporated  magazine placed IE University No. 37 worldwide and No. 9 in Europe. IE University also holds the No. 10 position for innovation in teaching methodologies. IE University and Pompeu Fabra University (No. 98), are the only two Spanish universities that made it in the ranking.

IE University has achieved the No. 9 position in Europe and No. 37 worldwide in a ranking of universities “Education Times & Youth Inc Global University Rankings 2011”drawn up by Youth Incorporated Magazine and Times of India Education Times supplement, which has one of the world’s largest circulations. The survey also places IE University among the top ten universities worldwide in terms of innovation in teaching methodologies. .

The ranking is based on a survey conducted in 500 centers of education in 30 countries. Participants include students, recruiters, and professors, who evaluated the key factors in university education, including levels of diversity among the student body and faculty, work opportunities after graduation, campus facilities, financial aid, innovation, international exchanges, and the level of satisfaction among students. One of the features of the ranking is that it contrasts the opinion of universities and their students with that of leading international recruiters who intend to recruit from them in the future.

The first three places in this global ranking are held by US universities Harvard, Stanford and MIT. IE University holds the No. 37 position worldwide with a score of 93.6 out of 100, and the No. 1 position in Spain. The other Spanish university that made it into the top 100 is Pompeu Fabra University, at No.98. 

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Take your seat… Why the Euro is here to stay!

By Rolf Strom-Olsen, Director of Studies and Professor at IE University

Articles and media reports predicting the imminent demise of the Euro have become so commonplace over the last months that I suspect the next release of Microsoft Word will include it as a new document template: blank page, letter, CV, “Euro is doomed” article. A quick search on Google for the exact phrase “the euro is doomed” produces so many results (over 65,000), that I cannot even be bothered to look for variants. Pundits and politicians, bloggers and journalists, have all climbed aboard the euro-is-doomed train and cannot wait to tell us all about the destination which is envisioned, variously, as end-of-Euro land, end-of-Europe-itself land, global-financial-Armageddon land (for the real enthusiasts), etc….

Muh. Send us a postcard when you arrive.

That is a postcard I don’t expect to receive. Why not? Simply put because the so-called euro crisis is the product of a narrative gone wild. It has swept up otherwise sober-minded people and produced a wave of incessant hysterical shrieking, fulfilling that deep lizard-brain desire to really enjoy a catastrophe.

Except that catastrophe is largely an artefact of a market-, media- and punditry-driven narrative, increasingly divorced from the underlying reality of what is going on.

What we are really looking at is a sovereign debt crisis rephrased into a “euro-is-doomed” narrative. How sustainable is that? About as sustainable as Greek borrowing patterns.

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IE University student joins UNESCO video challenge

The Communications student at IE University Susana Restrepo Arias has presented an audiovisual work to the contest “International Video Challenge for youth”, which UNESCO organizes from young people around the world in order to promote respect for cultural diversity as key part of human development. The competition offers young people the challenge of expressing the importance…

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