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IE University among the top ten universities worldwide for innovation in teaching methodologies

13/12/2011 - ranking, IE University

  • 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 the ranking.
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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. 

“One of our key objectives is to provide students with an optimum teaching model in order to place them in the best possible position to meet the challenges that lie ahead in an increasingly global and complex world,” says Marco Trombetta, Vice Chancellor for Research Coordination at IE University. “Having our teaching methodologies recognized as being among the best in the world serves as a great motivation to keep innovating.”

The Youth Incorporated ranking confirms that in just three years IE University has established itself among the cluster of preferred European universities among international students. This distinguishing factor is actually one of IE University’s main strengths, given that international students make up over 60% of its student body, and that it currently has some 75 nationalities on campus. 

IE University recently achieved the No. 45 position worldwide and No. 20 in Europe in a survey of universities conducted by International Herald Tribune. The IHT ranking examined the opinions of 3,000 CEOs and senior managers in some 1,000 companies in Germany, Belgium, Canada, US, Spain. France, Italy, Holland, and UK, who were asked about the main universities where they intended to seek future employees.

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