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Welcome to IE University

Welcome to IE University, an institution that is committed to a unique higher education model based on the pillars of academic excellence, innovation, entrepreneurial spirit and a humanistic approach, the result of which is an eminently practical and experiential learning process for the student. This higher education model hinges on two key defining aspects. The first is the level of internationalization of our community and our focus, whereby students from over 100 countries and professors of 40 nationalities interact in a highly diverse environment. The second is the personalized nature of our programs, which permits students to actively participate in mapping their own education path by selecting, under the guidance of a tutor, specializations, lab projects, workshops, international internships and exchange programs with universities around the world.

A dynamic comunity

This vibrant and dynamic community at our campuses in Segovia and Madrid produces a daily flow of ideas and experiences among talented young people, resulting in constant initiatives and extracurricular activities, and an extensive range of clubs focused on different sports, and social and academic activities.

We know that the choice of university is a major decision for both the student and his or her parents. That is why we want to offer our help so that you, as parents, can help guide your sons and daughters in making the right choice, one that encompasses their interests and aspirations, and guarantees the best career opportunities in the future. We are here to help you discover everything IE University has to offer.

We hope that you find the information provided in this section useful. For more detailed information or any other query you might have, do not hesitate to contact us at university@ie.edu.

Stay informed

IE University publishes a newsletter that includes all news relating to the university. It also includes news of campus life in Segovia and Madrid, students' extracurricular events and activities, projects, internships, and exchanges. Furthermore, it contains news, videos, and interviews showcasing the well-rounded education and environment that are an integral part of our students' personal and academic development.

Weblog News

The University blog features all academic, cultural, and sporting events taking place; news relating to students and professors; activities organized in conjunction with other universities; and any official activity taking place at IE University.

The blog is constantly updated and news is up to the minute.


Ideas Magazine

Ideas Magazine is the IE alumni publication. With a readership of over 55,000 alumni, it features articles on each of the disciplines offered at IE: Business, Law, International Relations, Communications, Organizational Psychology, and Architecture. Ever since it was launched, over 30 years ago, it has included interviews with and testimonials from outstanding leaders, major players, and opinion-makers who have passed through the lecture theaters of IE.

It also features news about IE, in general, and all of its departments, as well as news of alumni, events in which they have participated, their appointments, companies, and experiences.

Ideas is published quarterly.


Relevant Information

Student Life

The life of an IE University student is a unique experience.

The IE University student's timetable includes classes, meetings with fellow students and advisors, meetings with the Career Services team, extracurricular activities organized by the Student Office, and events organized by the students themselves through their clubs.

For more information on campus life: http://ieustudentlife.blogs.ie.edu/

The Student Office also offers students a personalized service regarding matters to do with immigration, health, accommodation, and services in Madrid and Segovia.

Student Life

Living in Madrid

With the highest population of any city in Spain, Madrid is an important cultural center, with world-class museums, such as the Museo del Prado, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, the CaixaForum Madrid, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, which rank amongst the most visited museums in the world. Madrid is synonymous with Spanish fashion, and plays host to international industry events, such as Cibeles Madrid Fashion Week. Madrid is also a vibrant city, with plenty to see and do, lots of shopping centers, cinemas, theaters, and restaurants.

The transport network includes a rail network that is fully integrated with the subway, buses, and airport, and its interchanges make transferring from one form of transport to another easy. Madrid's subway system is, in fact, the second most extensive in Western Europe.

The climate in Madrid is dry and annual rainfall is not excessive; the city boasts blue skies worthy of a Velazquez. Summers are hot and winters cold. The average temperature during the cold months (December and January) is 6 degrees Celsius, whilst the average, during the hottest months (July and August), is 25 degrees Celsius.

Living Madrid

Living in Segovia

The city of Segovia is in the center of Spain, 25 short minutes from the center of Madrid, by train. Declared a World Heritage City by UNESCO in 1985, the city contains an assortment of buildings of historical significance, of both a civil and religious - Catholic and Jewish - nature. Amongst its numerous landmarks feature: the Aqueduct, the most important feat of civil engineering in the history of Spain; the Alcazar, the Royal Palace, perched on a rock between the Eresma and Clamores rivers; the San Antonio el Real Monastery; the Santa Maria Cathedral; the city walls, and a significant number of Romanesque churches.

What's more, Segovia is a cultural center and home to various museums, such as the Esteban Vicente Contemporary Art Museum, the Cathedral Museum and the Zuloaga Museum. It is also the site of festivals like the Hay Festival or the Titirimundi International Puppet Festival.

Segovia has the geographical good fortune to be equidistant from historically significant Spanish cities such as Valladolid, Salamanca, Avila, and Toledo, amongst others. Furthermore, its climate makes it ideal for strolling along its streets on a sunny winter's day, as well as taking advantage of the lively atmosphere of the outdoor cafe-bars that can be found all over the city, throughout spring and summer.

The climate in Segovia is dry, with low rainfall mainly in the autumn and spring months, and the occasional rainfall on odd days in the winter months. It has hot summers and cold winters. The average temperature, during the coldest months (December and January) is 4 degrees Celsius, whilst the average during the hottest months (July and August), is 21 degrees Celsius.

Living in Segovia

Come and see us

We periodically organize events for the parents of prospective students, at our Madrid and Segovia campuses. These cover everything from general information to talks on topics considered to be of interest to parents and include:

Open Days

Every month, we open up our campuses to provide information about IE University, our educational model, grades, exchanges, internships, financial aid, university life, career prospects, employability, and any other topic of interest to parents and prospective students. Open Days take place at both our Madrid and Segovia campuses and finish with a tour of the campus, taking in all of the facilities. Both parents and prospective students may attend Open Days. These events are a way of prospective students and parents getting to meet and interact with current students and experience IE University first hand.


Once a year, we hold our "Family" event, which is attended by both prospective students and parents. "Family" is a workshop that gives those attending the chance to familiarize themselves with IE University's methodology.

Master Classes

These are classes and/or talks aimed at parents and they look at both current affairs and personal and professional development, and are given by IE University professors.