At Tech4Democracy Event at IE University, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Calls for a Pluralistic and Open Internet
Tech4Democracy is a global initiative by IE University in partnership with the U.S. Department of State, with Microsoft as its main strategic supporter.
This week, the first Tech4Democracy Venture Day was held at the IE Tower in Madrid, with the presence of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand. The Prime Minister delivered a keynote stressing that it is the duty of democratic governments to realize human rights and people’s long-term wellbeing through the constructive use of digital technologies.
“For those of us who remain optimistic about a pluralistic and open internet, you can count on New Zealand’s support in mobilising a global community for action and helping to do what democracies do best – to give a platform to the brightest ideas, to adapt and flex to the challenges we face, and to work together to overcome them,” said Prime Minister Ardern.
Prime Minister Ardern was introduced by IE University CEO Diego del Alcázar Benjumea, who emphasized that “universities have a crucial role to play in global issues, as places of encounter among different stakeholders and exchange of ideas in an atmosphere of complete freedom and respect for disagreement.”
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This year, Hay Festival Segovia brings together more than 100 experts from 17 countries, focusing on innovation and tradition
IE University is partnering with the Hay Festival Segovia, winner of the 2020 Princess of Asturias Award for Communication and the Humanities.
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Ban Ki-moon awarded IE University medal for his United Nations SDG and 2030 Agenda leadership
Following the ceremony, held at IE Tower, Ban Ki-moon discussed the challenges of global governance with Susana Malcorra.
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Amadeus and IE University expand Travel4Impact network for SMEs across Europe
Travel4Impact is a collaborative project designed to support the tourism industry by improving the competitiveness of small and medium-sized ...
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More than 3,000 entrepreneurs and 200 global funds shine as the protagonists of South Summit Madrid 2022
South Summit 2022, powered by IE University, is being held at La Nave in Madrid and brings together key players within the innovation ecosystem.
09 Jun 2022Events
Committing to immersive education, IE University to provide virtual reality headsets to students
IE University will open campuses in several metaverses in 2023 and will design its own cases using virtual and augmented reality.
IE University, a world leader in educational innovation, will provide VR and AR (virtual and augmented reality) headsets to all its students in a reflection of its commitment to immersive education methodologies. Furthermore, the institution will open campuses in several metaverses in 2023, including Roblox and Decentranland, where students can attend classes and enjoy events in a digital environment. IE University will also enrich the education of its 8,000 students in 140 countries with additional immersive experiences in the next academic year 2022/23.
This technological commitment is a new step for the academic institution, which works to promote positive change through education, innovation, and research. IE University was a pioneer in Europe 20 years ago in the design of online Masters, has created a unique Liquid Learning model, and is ranked among the most innovative universities in the world.
06 Jun 2022On Campus
South Summit’s ‘Ideas Night’ will introduce the public to innovation and invite their suggestions
A mobile unit will “hunt” ideas for five days on the streets of Madrid: shortlist of proposals will be broadcast at huge event in the capital.
31 May 2022Events
Al Gore and Pablo Isla, among the speakers confirmed for South Summit Madrid 2022
South Summit 2022, co-organized by IE University, will be held June 8-10 at La Nave in Madrid under the theme 'decoding complexity'.
24 May 2022Events
Salvador Carmona, Rector of IE University, receives Honorary Doctorate from Finland’s Aalto University
Carmona has received an honorary doctorate from Aalto University at a ceremony today in the institution’s campus in Helsinki.
13 May 2022Events
The value of Spain’s entrepreneurial ecosystem increases twentyfold over the last decade, reaching €83 billion this year
With 11,100 startups employing 140,000 people, Spain is fourth-placed in Europe in terms of startups.
11 May 2022Events
Hay Festival Segovia 2022: From books to Artificial Intelligence
Spain’s largest festival of literature and the arts is back. Hay Festival Segovia will transform the Castilian city into the world capital of ...
09 May 2022Events
IE University designs a technological simulator to solve global aerospace governance challenges
This futuristic simulator helps students understand the challenges of collective action in global politics, space debris management and cyber-attacks.
IE University’s IE Publishing team has recently developed a multiplayer simulator that allows students to analyze, make real-time decisions and solve global aerospace governance challenges. The interactive simulation brings students and professors together to work on designing collective action strategies on aerospace governance and propose solutions to challenges such as waste management, satellite delivery or cyberattacks faced by countries and regions in the new space age.
Among the challenges posed by the simulator is limiting aerospace capacity: countries have the capability to put satellites into orbit, but if space becomes saturated, it could make outer space unusable. Students, who represent the interests of different countries and world regions in the simulator, must analyze these and other issues and ensure sufficient negotiating capacity so as to use space in a collaborative and sustainable manner.
28 Apr 2022On Campus