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.
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.”
"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."
“In order to achieve success, get through each day, stay focused and be strong enough to start again even after failure.”
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.”
Antonio López Rosell
“I believe that our role as teachers has become more important in the context we are living.¨
Francisco Cruzado Perni
I strongly believe that the key to success is learning from our failures. Every time we fail, we need to collect that information and use it to improve our processes.
Learning can start anytime by asking simple questions about why and being curious about our everyday surroundings.
Fernando de Roda
Never say no. It’s a mandate that should be taught to our children so they can grow up to be proactive and courageous.
“Everything I do is anthropology…Human behavior can only be understood contextually. To create any cultural change whatsoever, we must start by looking at how and, even more importantly, why people are users of products and services.”
¨The classroom is a powerful space for the production of knowledge, where we give wings to curiosity.¨
“Pay attention to people because they will make you better. Work hard, because luck only comes around once you have put in the effort.”
“Be kind. Know yourself deeply and learn to choose your response to life’s events, rather than react unconsciously. Define your own success and align your thoughts, words, and actions to create that vision in your life. Remain open to the unimagined.”
“The secret to life is being yourself, with no boundaries or fears about your desires.”