The COVID-19 pandemic has given a new meaning to the need of businesses, institutions and individuals to adapt to unexpected challenges. The pace of transformation brought by the digital revolution and globalization has suddenly gained an unprecedented speed. From business to technology, architecture to geopolitics and law, health and wellbeing to two decades of online teaching, IE University and its community of faculty and experts want to share with the rest of the society their knowledge, tools, and experience to make sense of these complex challenges and to build resilience in these ever-changing times.


A selection of pieces about trends and solutions to today’s challenges from IE’s faculty and experts.

Joint Statement: Mobility in Higher Education as a Catalyst for Resilience and Renewal

The Reinventing Higher Education Conference, the President’s Office and the International Relations Department at IE University, have coordinated an initiative in collaboration with its network of partners to commit to a shared vision so that cross-border knowledge sharing and mobility are preserved.

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Brand Leaders Should Use the Crisis to Create Value that Benefits Society

Professor Gabriela Salinas explains how the current global crisis presents a unique opportunity for brands: brands can come out of the pandemic with a valued and fundamental role in society.


Women on Boards Leads to Greater Sustainability

Why would female directors be more likely to promote the use of renewable energy than their male peers? What evidence is there that women care more about ethics and corporate social responsibility (CSR) than men? Marc Goergen, Finance Professor at IE Business School, answers these questions and elaborates on why women are key in the move towards a more sustainable society.


COVID-19: Get Ready For A SUPER-DIGITALIZATION Wave with Fernando Polo

COVID-19 will bring winners and losers. Professor Fernando Polo explains to us why companies who want to win, should become more digital.

"For the time being, all these measures are necessary if we want to later return to our normal lives. Brace and show resilience—the sun will set on such emergency measures sooner or later."
"Innovation and entrepreneurship often originate from the need to find opportunities in the face of problems."
"Never say that things were always better in the past. The future will be better."