IE University, academic partner of the Hay Festival Segovia 2009

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· IE University is a key sponsor of the festival

· IE University professors to lead workshops on communication and architecture

· IE University students will form part of the festival communication team


IE University and the Festival Foundation of Literature and Arts Charitable Trust have signed a collaboration agreement making the University the key sponsor of the 4th edition of The Guardian Hay Festival Segovia, an international art meeting which will bring together over 50 writers and European and Latin American thinkers in Segovia on September 23 – 27. Santiago Iñiguez de Onzoño, Rector of IE University, and María Sheila Cremaschi, representative of the Festival Foundation of Literature and Arts Charitable, have signed the agreement whereby IE University will contribute to the organization of the festival by supplying experts, resources and premises.


“Hay Festival enjoys an international reputation for promoting art and literature,” says Santiago Iñiguez de Onzoño. “This agreement further underlines IE University’s commitment to shape global citizens with a humanistic approach, and our efforts to help make Segovia an international hub of knowledge and culture.”


María Sheila Cremaschi observed that “The collaboration agreement with IE University serves to underscore The Guardian Hay Festival’s commitment to education, communication and technologies as new forms of knowledge and cultural enrichment”.


As part of the agreement, Francis Pisani, a professor of IE School of Communication who has gained worldwide renown for his blogs on the impact of the cybernetic world on day-to-day life and business, will be taking part in Hay Festival 2009. Francis Pisani will participate in the workshop on ‘2.0, the future of the media’ together with Gumersindo Lafuente, founder of the website and former director of El He will also be analyzing the way in which the web transforms society, with Emily Bell, director of digital content of UK publishing group Guardian News & Media. Based in San Francisco, Pisani is a columnist in publications that include El País (Spain), Le Monde (France) and Reforma (Mexico), and he collaborates with institutions like  Stanford University and Berkeley.


The agreement also includes the participation of the students of the Bachelor in Communication of IE University in the Hay Festival Communication Committee, working on the promotion of the event in Spain and worldwide. The participants in Hay Festival Segovia will attend workshops on creative architecture and digital communication run by experts from IE University. Laura Tapia, professor of visual arts at IE School of Communication, will be running the workshop on ‘How to create a videoblog in two hours”, aimed at creating multimedia platforms. Ana Pla Catalá, head of technological studies at IE School of Architecture, will head the workshop on ‘Digital Design Making’, which explores how to revolutionize architecture and space through technologies.

International experts in Social Entrepreneurship meet at IE University

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International experts in Social Entrepreneurship meet at IE University 

IE University, in collaboration with the Social Entrepreneurship and Education Consortium (SEEC), will host a conference for international experts in Social Entrepreneurship on July  9, 10 and 11 in Segovia.  This event, organized by IE professor Rachida Justo, is the first international workshop in Spain on Social Entrepreneurship.


The conference will bring together experts from over 20 countries, including Germany, Canada, Chile, Denmark, US, Egypt, Holland, India, England, Gambia, Mexico, Norway and Venezuela. They will share knowledge of the challenges and impact on society of social entrepreneurship, an innovative business model that is increasingly widespread.


Internationally renowned speakers.

Conference participants comprise academics, social entrepreneurs and key players from the field of social entrepreneurship, including:


· Odón Casadesús, founder of RECICLEM (, Spain.


· Boyd Cohen, Ph.D., LEED AP, founder and CEO of (, Canada and US.


· Robert Katz, Knowledge and Communication Associate of Acumen Fund (, US.


· Mareike Hussels, Dutch representative of E+Co, leading firm worldwide in investment in the clean energies sector, focused on development of low income communities ( ), Holland.


· Robert Katz, Knowledge and Communication Associate of Acumen Fund, María Calvo, Director of Ashoka España, Patricia Moreira, General Director of Ayuda en Acción and Javier Martin-Cavanna, President of Compromiso Empresarial.


· Ana Millán, Director of Accenture Foundation España.


· Javier Martín-Cavanna, President of Compromiso Empresarial ( )

· Patricia Moreira, Executive Director of Ayuda en Acción (


· María Calvo, Director of Ashoka Spain (



International Social Entrepreneurship Projects

The workshops that comprise the conference will include a business plan competition for social and environmentally sustainable business projects. Some 10 student teams from countries that include the US, India, Spain, Gambia, Mexico, and Norway will compete before a panel for a prize of €1,500 and business assessment sponsored by the Accenture Foundation.



Social Entrepreneurship and Education Consortium 

SEEC is a non-profit organization founded by Stanford University, MIT and Elon University, and is aimed at people involved in the promotion and creation of social companies and businesses dedicated to research or education in the field of social entrepreneurship. https:/


Candidates from over 30 countries for IE University’s Bachelor in Business Administration

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The IE University BBA will be run in English and Spanish, starting in the 2009-10 academic year

Over 70% of expressions of interest come from international students

IE University enjoys the support of IE Business School, recognized as being among the best management education providers worldwide

IE University is to launch its Bachelor in Business Administration in the fall of 2009. The BBA will be the University’s first official degree in business administration, a field in which IE is considered a world reference. The degree rounds off IE’s portfolio of management education programs, which now encompasses university degrees, postgraduate degrees and executive education programs. The BBA, which will run in both English and Spanish versions and is fully compliant with Bologna requirements, offers a special focus on entrepreneurship, technological innovation and a humanistic approach.

To date over 70% of expressions of interest in the BBA have come from international students. Candidates are from over 30 countries of origin, including the US, India, Germany, United Arab Emirates, Australia, Canada, Indonesia, Hungary and Mexico. “IE has been shaping corporate leaders for 35 years, equipping them with global vision, an entrepreneurial mind-set and a humanistic focus. Now we have designed a new Bachelor in Business Administration with an eminently practical approach and a multidisciplinary structure in line with business realities,” said Martin Boehm, Dean of Graduate Studies at IE Business School.

IE University wants to attract the best Spanish and international talent. In order to achieve this it has launched its Academic Excellence Scholarship Program, covering up to 75% of program fees and aimed at students with outstanding academic records and personal achievements. The Academic Excellence Scholarships form part of a wider program offering a total of 2.5 million Euros in student aid. 

América Economía magazine ranks IE Business School’s MBA no. 1 in Europe for Latin American directors

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*IE Business School, Harvard y Stanford offer the three best MBA programs for Latin American directors.


*The ranking underscores the school’s connections with Latin America and networking potential.


*The IE Business School MBA program is the best European option and is ranked no. 2 worldwide.


IE Business School has further consolidated its position as one of the top business schools in the world following the results of a ranking of MBA programs carried out by leading Latin American magazine América Economía. Published this week, the ranking is largely considered a benchmark for management education among Latin American directors.


IE Business School’s MBA program now holds the no. 2 position worldwide, having climbed two places since the 2008 edition, positioning it as the best MBA option in Europe for Latin American directors.


The length of the program, which runs for 13 months, and its strong connections with Latin America, are two of the key advantages offered by IE Business School according to the América Economía Intelligence Unit.


The close relations that IE Business School enjoys with companies, institutions and key players in the economy of the region, and the potential of its alumni network are the main differentiating factors that have positioned IE Business School as the school with the best return on investment for directors in Latin America.


The result follows similar achievements in international rankings published by media agencies that include Financial Times, The Economist and BusinessWeek, which rank IE Business School among the best schools in the world.


IE Business School also enjoys relations with leading Latin American business schools through the Sumaq Alliance. Sumaq partner schools include Egade (Mexico) FGV-EAESP (Brazil), INCAE (Central America), IESA (Venezuela) Universidad de San Andrés (Argentina), Universidad Católica Pontificia de Chile and Universidad de los Andes (Colombia).

IE and Brown University announced the formalization of a multifaceted relationship

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Madrid/Boston- Students at IE University will have the opportunity to do summer courses in Providence.


IE and Brown University are delighted to announce the formalization of a multifaceted relationship, bringing together one of Europe´s leading business schools and a leading North American research university.


Brown and IE share a commitment to academic excellence and to innovation in research and teaching.  Both are committed to the importance of the entrepreneurial spirit in the academic world no less than in the worlds of management and technological innovation.


We anticipate developing a wide range of research and teaching opportunities together over the coming years as we explore synergies between our interdisciplinary approaches to graduate and undergraduate training for leadership in our increasingly global world. 


"This initiative comes at a particularly propitious time, as the global economic situation calls for a systematic rethinking of financial systems and management paradigms. There needs to be a much wider approach to understanding the role of corporations and managers within our global society. Managers need to be exposed to broader philosophies and schools of thought, building a wider vision of value creation and sustainability. This alliance is a major step forward in developing a higher education model which is focused on developing students who are global citizens as well as well rounded professionals" says Santiago Iñiguez, Dean of IE Business School.


To support this agenda, Brown and IE seek to link the expertise of the two institutions in a number of innovative exchanges and programs. Utilizing the strengths of IE Business School in management and Brown´s excellence in the humanities, social, biological and physical sciences, both institutions seek to foster a platform of interdisciplinary research and teaching.  This will be supported through exchanges of faculty and students from various programs and at different levels of each school.


David Kennedy, Vice President of International Affairs at Brown University described the new relationship as an opportunity to focus on innovative approaches to management. "The future of management and leadership education lies in reimagining the MBA and other management programs so as to link traditional analytic skills with humanist and scientific learning, pursue interdisciplinary research across a broad range of fields relating to organizational, economic and social dynamics, and develop new pedagogic and research avenues in the fields of innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship".


Brown´s undergraduate program on Commerce, Organization and Entrepreneurship will be a key component of the relationship with IE, as will Brown´s Master´s Program in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (PRIME). We expect additional synergies among our summer and continuing education, adult education and executive education offerings, both in Rhode Island and in Spain. 


One of the first major ventures to be launched will be an IE Executive MBA developed through an alliance between IE and Brown´s Continuing Education division. IE will launch a version of its top ranked International Executive MBA with some distinct characteristics developed with Brown in the summer of 2009, aiming to commence the program in the fall of 2010. Aimed at senior executives with more than 10 years work experience, the program will draw on IE´s expertise in blended learning formats, linking state of the art online learning methodologies and face to face periods. This program will include residential periods on Brown´s campus in Providence Rhode Island and IE´s centre in Madrid. Faculty from both institutions will be involved in the design and delivery of the program, which will primarily be taught by leading faculty from IE´s world renowned faculty. This effort represents a major step for Brown in the field of continuing, adult and on-line education.


"This promises to be a truly innovative program in terms of content and delivery. The opportunity for participants to take part in an internationally diverse, blended program whilst exploring some exciting new approaches to management through disciplines in the humanities and physical sciences, promises to be a really unique experience".


About IE  

IE shapes leaders that promote innovation and change in organizations, equipping directors with an entrepreneurial mindset that generates employment, wealth and social wellbeing. Recognized as one of the world´s leading business schools, IE has an urban campus in Madrid and a university campus in Segovia and a faculty of more than 500 professors who teach students from 75 countries on its bachelors, master´s, Ph.D. and executive education programs. IE students use innovative online and face-to-face learning formats, including the IE Communities platform where they exchange knowledge and experiences with 35,000 IE graduates that currently hold management positions in some 100 countries.



About Brown University

Brown University, in Providence, Rhode Island, is an Ivy League institution with a distinctive undergraduate academic curriculum, outstanding faculty, state-of-the-art research facilities, and a tradition of innovative and rigorous multidisciplinary study. Brown offers nearly 100 programs of study to its approximately 7,700 undergraduate, graduate, and medical students from around the world and has a firm commitment to academic excellence and diversity in its student population. The University adheres to a collaborative university-college model in which faculty are as committed to teaching as they are to research, embracing a curriculum in which students are the architects of their education. For more information, visit the University´s Web site.


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