Faculty Stories

Our 500-strong faculty guides students to unleash their potential day in, day out. Their influence across all five Schools can’t be overstated, inspiring young, energetic minds as they define their personal and professional trajectories. But what kind of person does it take to create such impact? The individuals that make up the IE University faculty are special. Coming from diverse, global backgrounds, they each bring distinct perspectives and innovative ideas that embody what makes IE University stand out. Their stories are personal and unique—but don’t take our word for it. Read their stories to see for yourself.

David Moshfegh

“When you are learning, he says, you experience flashes of insight as well as the sensation of achievement and growth. But these benefits only come with the acceptance of difficulty and a willingness to challenge yourself to live beyond your comfort zone.”
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José Luis Terrón Guijarro

“The key to achieving success is to not confuse what society understands as success with what you would consider it to be.”
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Rafael Fernández

“I think my professional experience in different jurisdictions has enabled me to teach with a very practical approach that encourages my students to identify and analyze how to create opportunities and resolve disputes in international transactions.”
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Emma Morales

“The need to explain the law has served me all these years to improve and deepen my knowledge.”
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Tamara El Khoury

“I find it thrilling to be able to bring in some of my experiences in the field to the classroom, especially in such a diverse environment as IE University.”
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Miguel Vaquero

“In order to achieve success, you must commit to something you really love.”
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Bin Ma

“I believe it is critical to understand cultural differences and to be able to work in a diverse environment, which is exactly what IE University provides for both its professors and students.”
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Julia Folch Schulz

“Diversity is definitely challenging, but also an added value that makes you grow as a person, no matter how old you are.”
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Susana Martínez

“One of the keys to success is being humble and embracing new knowledge. The more you learn, the more you realize that there are so many new things to complement your vision. A passion for learning is key—there is no limit to your brain!”
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Christo Atanasov Kostov

“The key to success is knowing what you want, setting goals and working until you achieve them.”
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Adriana Hoyos

“As much as theory is key, it becomes dust in the wind when it is not applied or implemented into a tangible end product.”
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Álvaro Sánchez

“What I like most about teaching is providing students with useful information that can complement their knowledge and help them overcome any barriers along the way.”
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Óscar Martínez Tapia

“I think IE University is the best school in Madrid, and teaching here has opened my eyes to diversity and a higher academic standard.”
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Néstor García-Barceló

"Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard."
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Antonio Quijano

"If you enjoy what you do, and you have the curiosity to learn every day and the courage to step out of your comfort zone before routine kills your energy, then you will do great things and find happiness."
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Rejane Queiroz

“In order to achieve success, get through each day, stay focused and be strong enough to start again even after failure.”
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Cem Sinan Kayatekin

“I try to shed the mysteries of the city for the future architect and open up the city for the future urbanist who wants to grapple with the complexities of the city today.”
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Antonio López Rosell

“I believe that our role as teachers has become more important in the context we are living.¨
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