An enclave for progress Discover our research centers, projects with which the IE Foundation collaborates to promote progress and the advancement of knowledge.

Research Centers

IE Foundation’s investigation centers are looking to face the challenge of our constantly changing environment. In order to achieve this, our centers are focused on pursuing economic and societal development through diverse investigation initiatives, centered on promoting diversity or multidisciplinary knowledge amongst other things.

Center for Climate Change

This center is dedicated to offering expert knowledge and exceptional talent to address pressing environmental issues, including climate change and water security.

Center for Climate Change

LawAhead Center on the Legal Profession

This center for Research and Dissemination is relevant to the legal sector and jurists. The purpose of this Center is to unite legal professionals in order to create a decisive impact on society in the long term and to vindicate the essential values of the legal profession.

LawAhead Center on the Legal Profession
Center for Transport Economics & Infrastructure Management | Fundación IE

Center for Transport Economics & Infrastructure Management

This is a center for the generation and dissemination of knowledge about transport and infrastructure management. The center aims to become a point of reference for the analysis of these industries in an independent academic ecosystem.

Center for Transport Economics & Infrastructure Management

Center for Families in Business

This research and networking center has an innovative understanding of family businesses and works to provide value to family businesses on a global scale.

Center for Families in Business

Center for Social Innovation & Sustainability

This center carries out research initiatives that focus on three main areas: entrepreneurship, technology applied to social innovation and conscientious leadership.

Center for Social Innovation & Sustainability
Center for the Governance of Change | Fundación IE

Center for the Governance of Change

This education and research institution works to help governments and businesses face the changes that come with new technologies and innovations.

Center for the Governance of Change

Center for Diversity in Global Management

This center engages in activities geared toward the power of diversity, helping organizations take advantage of the opportunities represented by diversity.

Center for Diversity in Global Management

Center for Health & Well-Being​

From the classroom to the workplace, modern life poses many difficult challenges. It is our belief that higher education must provide important life skills for individuals not only to survive, but to thrive amidst these challenges

Center for Health & Well-Being​

Center for Entrepreneurship

At IE, we believe that entrepreneurs are the drivers of change in our society, and these ambitious individuals are responsible for encouraging development and growth on a global scale. This center helps release the entrepreneurial potential of each member of the IE community.

Center for Entrepreneurship

China Center

The IE China Center’s work is focused on analyzing the market and investment challenges and opportunities in China.

China Center

Center for Innovation for Global Politics and Economics​

The Center for Innovation in Global Politics and Economics (CIGPE) is the new academic think tank of the IE School of Politics, Economics, and Global Affairs, under the leadership of Dr. Ilke Toygür

Center for Innovation for Global Politics and Economics​
Africa Center | Fundación IE

Africa Center

The vision of the IE Africa Center is to revolutionize the way that African business and culture are taught across higher education institutions, starting with our own.

Africa Center
Saudi-Spanish Center for Islamic Economics and Finance | Fundación IE

Saudi-Spanish Center for Islamic Economics and Finance

This center is recognized in Europe as a hub for the study and promotion of Islamic finance, which is based on an alternative and ethical financial system.

Saudi-Spanish Center for Islamic Economics and Finance

Center for Corporate Learning and Talent Management ​

The IE Center for Corporate Learning and Talent Management strives to help you make a significant and positive impact on your organization and on your career.

Center for Corporate Learning and Talent Management ​

HR Center Business School

The HR Center of IE Business School is an initiative aimed at supporting managers and professionals in the field of Human Resources in updating their professional skills.

HR Center Business School

Center For Sustainable Cities

The Center for Sustainable Cities aims the convergence of disciplines and knowledges associated to the city, to build the Whole City Ecosystem. In this context, it is critical to understand its behavior, in order to evaluate the real impact, in terms of sustainability, of any action or event.

Center For Sustainable Cities
"At IE Foundation’s Center for Social Innovation and Sustainability, we collaborate with our partners to boost their positive impact in the world. With their support, we have helped more than 550 beneficiaries and delivered more than 2.300 hours of mentoring and more than 300 hours of training. Together, we promote Social Innovation and Sustainability as key levers for building a better future"
"Through the various studies I have led as Director of the IE Center for Families in Business, we have highlighted the enormous contribution of business families to economic and social development, the importance of their values and entrepreneurial mentality as the basis for their success, as well as the relevant role played by new generations as guarantors of the family legacy"
"The innovation deficit in Spain is largely caused by the smaller average size of the Spanish companies in a world where large companies are the ones that invest the most in R&D. In this context, the capacity of the Spanish family business to innovate more and better in relation to other non-family businesses of the same size represents a great opportunity to try to alleviate the innovation deficit that exists in our country"
"C-Centricity is a hot topic for organizations today,and IE Foundation is leading the way through research and a highly involved working zone with a hands on approach."
"We share many things with many people, but at the end our characteristics, experiences and ideas shape us as unique individuals. Diversity help us to find the uniqueness in ourself to share it with others to contribute to create a better world."