Liquid Learning

Learning focused on you. Discover IE University’s dynamic and transformational approach to education.


In response to the constant changes and uncertainty inherent to our modern world, our Liquid Learning philosophy challenges traditional, static models and focuses on learning that addresses the needs of our students.

Our dynamic and personalized approach swiftly integrates cutting-edge innovations into our methodologies, program formats, materials, technologies, and competencies. It treats learning as an ongoing process that happens both inside and outside the classroom, and in person and virtually, breaking down the silos between different learning experiences.

This philosophy drives the very heart of our mission as an institution, which is to foster and nurture the knowledge and skills that allow students to achieve solid goals, innovate, drive positive change, and make an impact.

What is Liquid learning?

As a response to the constant change and complexity of our world, Liquid Learning at IE University is the philosophy that delivers transformational, interactive, and student-centric education, breaking boundaries of traditional learning experiences for our students to develop solid competencies and make a positive impact.


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In society

Change and complexity define our modern world. With constant shifts in technology, culture, the economy, the job market, and so much more, there is an integral transformation happening at a societal level. Globalization and social media are bringing us closer together, yet simultaneously triggering cultural change at a pace that shows no signs of slowing down.

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In higher education

In order to be more pedagogically innovative, socially relevant, and economically competitive, universities must provide students with a diverse range of learning experiences, both online and in person, and inside and outside the classroom. Higher education institutions must undergo a process of redesign and innovation, redefining their spaces, activities, pedagogies, and program structures to adapt to the changing needs and lifestyles of their learners.

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At IE university

At IE University, we are well-suited to adapt to this new reality, navigating the constantly evolving landscape of education and preparing students for the challenges and opportunities of tomorrow. Why? Because innovation is ingrained in our DNA, and has been since day one. We continuously strive to push the boundaries of what's possible. To this end, we understand learning innovation as a change in focus, attitude, and culture regarding previous paradigms.

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When Nicolaus Copernicus discovered that the Sun was the center of the universe – not the Earth – he set off a revolution that would change the world forever. This paradigm shift forced the world’s population to rethink its understanding of the cosmos, of science, of education, and of life itself. It opened up new frontier for discoveries and innovation.

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We’re seeing an equally radical paradigm shift. We live in a world where information is at our fingertips and each of us has the agency to shape our own education, experiences, beliefs, and connections. We as individuals have more power than ever before. Traditional models of education with fixed curriculums and rigid structures won’t cut it. As educators, it’s our duty to not only impart knowledge, but to give students the mindset to keep learning, adapting, and anticipating the future. To that end, learning must be liquid.


Liquid Learning is a transformational and interactive approach to education that materializes our vision, transcending any single methodology, technology, or platform. It’s a philosophy that guides us to design, implement, and build specific strategies and solid projects.

We believe learning should be:

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This type of learning trains students to be fluid and adaptable, embracing change with open arms. This mentality leads to solid skills and outcomes, as learners emerge with the toolset to make a tangible and lasting impact.

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As a student-centric institution, we empower each student to embrace their own transformational journey in a complex and ever-changing world. Our educational offering has been thoughtfully curated to accomodate students from a wide range of backgrounds, circumstances, and aspirations, providing them with the knowledge, tools, and resources they need to succeed.

This is all made possible thanks to our dynamic faculty members and academic directors. These dedicated professionals are guided by the insights that emerge from our Liquid Learning Catalyst Unit, a space where we are constantly rethinking and redefining the best learning experience for our students.

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