We commented some of the most important news of these last weeks, like the new logo of IE and the “Wow Room”:
IE and its commitment to innovation
Change is one of the characteristics that has been constant in IE throughout time. Ever since 1976 our brand has evolved with our vision, and in 40 years, we have seen six different versions of our logo. Our last upgrade reflects an era of innovation. The new logo design is the result of work based on the recommendations made by focus groups comprised of students, alumni and professors, carried out in coordination with an international agency. Right now, change is reflected in aspects of IE such as our immersion in technology, the new learning experience in the WOW Room, the decision to house IE University in Madrid in a vertical campus, the continuous evolution of our programs, and the further development of IE School of Human Sciences and Technology. Now, let’s reinvent higher education… together.
WOW Room – A window to the world
With the launch of the WOW (Window on the World) Room we stayed true to our focus on innovation, by creating a learning space that uses the latest technologies to inspire the class of the future. The room is a physical space located on IE’s Madrid campus, with a 15m by 3m video wall arranged in a “U” shape with up to 200-degree vision. It benefits from an advanced videoconferencing solution specifically designed for this project, allowing students to join with any kind of device from anywhere in the world.
The WOW Room has been designed with IE’s unique educational model in mind: it facilitates a level of faculty-student collaboration never seen before in any classroom. For the first time, our faculty will be able to fully leverage the rich and diverse student body enrolled in IE’s blended programs, and hence make the learning experience even more meaningful. The project, which is the first of its kind in Europe, will consolidate our position as a pioneer in innovative learning models.
Santiago Íñiguez de Onzoño, new Executive President of IE University
In his new stage, scheduled for January 2017, Santiago Íñiguez de Onzoño will integrate the strategy of all five schools of the university, leading to the one main goal of driving the international growth of IE. This focus will then be divided into four main pillars: developing education through technology; consolidating lifelong learning projects; creating partnerships with other international institutions; and pushing for more initiatives that keep bringing together the diversified talent the institution is known for. Íñiguez de Onzoño will finish his endeavors as Dean of IE Business School, but for the past six months, he has already been working with a designated recruitment team to pave the way for his successor, whom is said to possibly arrive in the beginning of 2017.
New bachelors IE University
With a solid focus on top graduate employability, a highly international student body and an entrepreneurial spirit we have recently launched three new degrees aimed at a new generation of professionals that wish to have impact in the future of our world. The innovative strength and uniqueness of these programs lies in the ideal combination of theory with practice through classroom dynamics that demand a high level of student engagement.
Bachelor in Design
This degree is comprised of a unique combination between a solid foundation in design, a demanding project-based methodology and a focus on real life challenges. Rigorous scientific and creative aspects of design are combined with a business perspective, allowing students to transform and improve people’s daily lives.
Bachelor in Politics, Law and Economics
An applied and multidisciplinary degree for those who want to learn about the dynamics underpinning how the world works. By integrating knowledge and hands-on practice in politics, law and economics students develop a deep understanding of the dynamics that rule the relations between these three fields.
Bachelor in Information Systems Management
Technology is a powerful force that drives products and services, operations, and economic growth. It can also be harnessed to improve peoples’ lives and contribute to social change. The practical knowledge and skills that students learn in this program prepare them to start their own technology businesses, foster innovation in global corporations, or apply technology to help solve the world’s most pressing issues.
New Rankings IE Business School
IE Business School is selected the No. 4 business school in Europe and 1st in Spain, according to the 2016 Financial Times European Business School Ranking. This annual survey averages out the results obtained by leading European business schools for their MBA, Executive MBA, Masters in Management, and Executive Education programs in different rankings published over the course of the year by Financial Times. In addition to these results in the FT European Business School Ranking, IE holds the No. 6 position worldwide in the non-US schools category of the 2016 Bloomberg Businessweek ranking of MBA programs, also published today.
In order to draw up this “ranking of rankings”, Financial Times evaluated criteria that included the level of internationalization of the schools, salary increases and career progression of graduates, fulfilment of expectations, and research levels.