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IE School of Global and Public Affairs joins NASPAA, the global accreditor that supports elite institutions focused on Public Policy

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  • IE University’s School of Global and Public Affairs is now a full member of NASPAA, the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration.
  • IE School of Global and Public Affairs is the only school in Spain and the 6th school in Europe to join this group of elite international institutions.

The Executive Council of NASPAA, the recognized global accreditor of master’s degree programs in the fields of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration, has approved the candidature of IE School of Global and Public Affairs to become one of a small group of schools who are full members of this prestigious international association. NASPAA currently comprises over 320 members – many located across the United States, but also in 25 countries around the globe – that award MPA, MPP, MPAff, and similar degrees.  The School, part of IE University, is the 1st in Spain and 6th in Europe to join this group of elite institutions based in America, Asia, and Europe.

Thanks to this agreement, students of IE’s Master in International Relations will participate in the NASPAA competition next February will have access to its professional and social networks, and will take part in its annual meetings and in its Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society network.

“Membership of NASPAA is extremely important for our School. It marks our transition toward a school of public policy that produces and transfers knowledge in disciplines ranging from Political Science to International Relations to Economics. The world is in dire need of places where the growing complexity of the world is studied and where solutions to some of our most pressing problems are crafted. IE School of Global and Public Affairs aims to be such a place. Through NASPAA we will exchange best practices with colleagues and search for collaboration opportunities that will help us fulfill our mission”, explains Manuel Muñiz, Dean of IE School of Global and Public Affairs.