At IE University, we believe that everyone should have access to a well-rounded education. That’s why we integrate the humanities into everything we do, so that students can nurture their sense of creativity, boost their self esteem and sharpen their critical thinking skills.
Business- and technology-oriented careers are on the rise, but that doesn’t mean that we should turn our back on the humanities. The arts and humanities promote a way of thinking that’s different and complementary to other disciplines.
Modern-day organizations are seeking that balance, they want to employ candidates who have that competitive edge and who can approach problems with a holistic and humanistic mindset.
The IE Arts & Humanities Division organizes a wide range of initiatives that span the realms of philosophy, history, art and much more.
Read on to find out about what we have on offer.
The IE Arts & Humanities Division will launch their first academic program, the Proficiency Diploma in Arts, Humanities and Technology at the beginning of the 2022–2023 academic year. It will be offered to undergraduate students who can participate alongside their programs. The diploma is made up of three certificates which are worth 10 ECTS each. These include Global Humanities, Ethics and Technology and Art and Market.
Undergraduate students from all five schools get the chance to participate in IE Impact, a multidisciplinary, academic program consisting of 21 ECTS. IE Impact consists of courses in the humanities (6 ECTS), technology (3 ECTS) and entrepreneurship (6 ECTS) and culminates in the IE Challenge (6 ECTS).
In addition to our active agenda of one-off initiatives, we also organize humanities-related events that our community looks forward to every year.
The annual Arts and Humanities Week is a celebration of the human experience. This week-long festival includes concerts, masterclasses, exhibitions and more. Organized by Campus Life in collaboration with the Arts & Humanities Division, this event takes place in Spring, and each year takes on a different theme.
At IE University, we like to showcase the talent that overflows in our community. The IE Foundation Prizes in the Humanities help us do that, celebrating the best written and audiovisual works by our students, alumni, faculty and staff.
The IE Foundation and the IE Arts & Humanities Division also organize the Hay Festival, which takes place every September in Segovia. Events are held on campus and within the town itself, and the initiative promotes the exchange of ideas with the help of authors, artists and more.