Welcome to a tech-based urban campus that represents the cutting edge of learning innovation. Located in the heart of the city’s financial district, the IE Tower is the fifth tallest tower in Madrid and the seventh in Spain. The 180-meter tower is a bastion of sustainable architecture, providing over 50,000 square meters of dynamic, multi-use space.
With its close proximity to leading international companies and a mix of state-of-the-art facilities, the tower is a vibrant training ground for innovation and entrepreneurship, where life-changing connections are made on a daily basis. Students gain access to everything from auditoriums and sports facilities to beautiful green areas—with enough space left for over 64 classrooms.
The IE Tower has been specifically constructed to exemplify and integrate the values of IE University: sustainability, technology and innovation, entrepreneurship, diversity and a focus on the humanities. While always keeping sustainability at the forefront of the design process, the tower fully adapts to our students’ needs across our subject areas.
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The IE Tower is a global reference point for academic innovation and learning technology, while also facing the challenges of urban real estate development head on. The result is an innovative, vertical learning space, which seamlessly integrates AI, VR, and AR elements into technology hubs and classrooms of the future.
At IE University, sustainability has many meanings and informs every decision we make. It was a key concern throughout the design and construction of the tower—and remains so as we move forward.
Combining idyllic spaces with tools for students to bring their ideas to life, the new installations produce the most transformational experience possible for the IE community. The IE Tower is more than just a building, it is a dynamic career springboard that generates a positive impact on society.
We consider our commitment to sustainability to fall under three broad categories:
Social sustainability involves ensuring the well-being of those around us, in the immediate IE community and beyond. Across all campuses, our students regularly take part in academic and club activities that are geared towards supporting those in need. These can range from the pro-bono Legal Clinic and the Social Impact Lab to community-focused design projects, like the student-led refurbishment project of the Segovia Public Library–Reading House.
A sustainable economy is fundamental for the continued betterment of society, and we take great pride in boosting the local economy during difficult times. Across our three centers of activity in Madrid and Segovia, we create a substantial impact as our students go out to restaurants, sign up for gyms and take part in myriad other activities. Aside from our presence, we also take an active role in key local projects, such as the Madrid Nuevo Norte which seeks to regenerate a large urban area in the north of the city.
Sustainability is crucial in securing the future health of our planet. Our goal by 2030 is to have zero net emissions—a figure we will be extremely proud to achieve. But environmental sustainability is about much more than energy consumption. This all-important issue influenced every aspect of the tower’s design, from the location with access to public transport to the type of building, which optimizes space. The true extent of what architect Fernando Serrano-Suñer de Hoyos has managed to achieve with their sustainable design is awe-inspiring. And it’s our duty to continue the fight. In 2020, we picked up where they left off by introducing a responsible consumption challenge, implementing policies to control and reduce our environmental impact in Segovia and Madrid. In 2021, we are focusing on Community Building. The power is in our individual actions, what we do is a reflection of who we are.
The IE Tower represents a new benchmark in cutting-edge education. Thanks to the Department for Learning Innovation, the latest technologies are consistently integrated into our teaching to give students the skills that employers are looking for.
Alongside providing up-to-date technological skills and knowledge, the tower’s location in one of Europe’s top business hubs opens doors to world-leading companies.
IE University’s unique industry collaborations give their students a sharp competitive edge, while providing potential employers with a pool of outstanding graduates ready to excel in real business environments.
The Tower has 64 classrooms of different formats, four of them with 360º structure and all of them equipped with natural light and intelligent controlling and lighting, as well as connection to different tools. Specific technological tools and fully adapted to the training needs of our students and learning fields.
Specific spaces for technological immersion: virtual reality and immersive tools guarantee the generation of knowledge adapted to the current and future realities of the different fields of study.
Open spaces within the building in which to develop university life. They generate spaciousness and comfort, an open experience. Our students have one of the most impressive views of Madrid and can enjoy it outdoors since the tower has the highest terrace in Madrid.
The University experience of IE University students goes far beyond academic content. IE University bases its value proposition on the transformative life experience. Modern facilities, adapted and available to our students guarantee an enriching experience at all levels.
Every corner of the IE Tower is alive with disruptive activity. Our institution is fueled by innovation and entrepreneurship, enhanced by future-forward mindsets and dynamic spaces for creative experimentation.
Students are encouraged to take a practical approach to learning, with access to cutting-edge facilities including The Fab Lab and the Architecture Hub. The Fab Lab is a technology implementation center, which features in tech-forward programs in collaboration with companies like IBM. The Architecture Hub plays a similar role for our design students, empowering them to unleash the latent ideas within.
At IE University, we believe the humanities play a significant role in the development of tomorrow’s most impactful leaders. The IE Tower’s Exhibition Centers were built to celebrate the humanities, displaying all forms of artistic expression.
The power of diversity needs room to unleash its life-changing impact. The IE Tower features spaces for informal interaction, allowing students from different cultures and backgrounds to exchange ideas and challenge each other’s perspectives.
Our community’s well-being is always a top priority, and the IE Tower has plenty of leisure space where students can socialize and let off steam. What’s more, our cafés feature a range of healthy options and international cuisine to make sure both body and mind are well nourished.
IE Tower is divided into three distinct zones: the Hub, the Singular Pods and the IEU Community zones. These dynamic areas combine to provide a life-changing academic experience that makes the IE Tower a point of reference for institutions worldwide.
We strive to provide our students with the most enriching experience possible by connecting them with the city at large. With its ideal location in the city’s financial district, the IE Tower offers stunning views of the Spanish capital and access to lush green spaces.
But true connection is built through human relationships. The state-of-the-art innovation and entrepreneurship facilities make us a point of reference in one of Europe’s biggest startup hubs. Our students regularly work with local companies and develop community-focused innovation projects, while the institution’s prestige attracts global thought leaders to the city.
By building an open ecosystem of connection, we are immersing our students in a dynamic leadership-building environment. Through our many social and professional initiatives, they come into contact with individuals from diverse backgrounds both on campus and beyond. In this way, they are able to enter the professional world equipped with the combination of hard and soft skills to become leaders of lasting impact.
New services, shopping areas, restaurants… energizing the north of Madrid.
Global talent and key opinion leaders meet in Madrid to participate in IE Tower programs and activities.
The building has the LEED Gold Certification that validates its sustainability.
We have agreements with Madrid’s leading companies and sponsors.
Facilities & hubs to push the entrepreneurial mindset into our influential sphere.