Times Higher Education Ranking 2021

IE University, 19th worldwide for graduate employability in Times Higher Education Ranking 2021

Breaking into the top 20 for the first time, IE University continues to establish Spain as an international hub for higher education.

IE University, ranks 19th in the Global Employability University Ranking and Survey 2021 (GEURS), which is based solely on the view of employers and run by Times Higher Education (THE) and Emerging. This year’s results of the world’s top 250 universities show that, particularly in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, employers are increasingly seeking graduates with strong digital literacy and subject specialized skills.

“At IE University, we are committed to providing impactful career resources and tools to help our students and alumni plan, manage, and achieve their desired professional goals,” said Erik Schlie, Vice President of Global Alumni and Talent & Careers at IE University. “Our stellar academic programs, hands-on faculty, and close relations with recruiters and HR managers at corporations and institutions around the world, give IE University alumni a boost when it comes to employability and standing out in a pool of qualified job candidates.”

24 Nov 2021


Reinventing Higher Education 2021 | IE University

Experts from 25 countries gather in Rome for RHE 2021 conference hosted by IE University and Luiss University to discuss impact of higher education on innovation

This year’s two-day hybrid event will focus on higher education’s role as a global catalyst for positive change and innovation.

15 Nov 2021


Alumni Weekend Madrid at the IE Tower | IE University

IE University brings together alumni from 60 countries in its Alumni Weekend Madrid at the IE Tower

The forum will feature IE professors such as Milo Jones, Rolf Strom-Olsen and Gayle Allard.

05 Nov 2021


IE Sustainability Week | IE University

IE University’s Sustainability Week to Focus on Art and Sustainability, the Future of the Planet, and Social Impact

IE University has organized workshops and conferences at the IE Tower in Madrid as well as in the historical campus of Segovia.

02 Nov 2021


IE University's Faculty Awards

Dancers from the Paris Opera, Ballet Nacional de España and National Dance Company celebrate IE University’s Faculty Awards

In this edition of the awards, the distinguished professors have received a unique, personalized video-diploma.

27 Oct 2021


Scholarships, Awards & Contests
José María Álvarez-Pallete - enlightED 2021 | IE University

José María Álvarez-Pallete: “Education driven by digitalization makes it possible to democratize and universalize access to knowledge”

20,000 people from 20 countries participate in this year’s enlightED. The conference can be followed at:

19 Oct 2021



The King of Spain presides over inauguration of IE Tower, IE University’s new building in Madrid

António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, describes the IE Tower as a "symbol of the importance of education, a place of learning, knowledge generation and answers to the challenges of humanity".

H.M. the King of Spain and António Guterres, Secretary General of the United Nations, participated this morning in the inauguration of the IE Tower, the new technological and sustainable headquarters of IE University in Madrid. The event marks a milestone for IE University, an academic institution internationally recognized for its entrepreneurial and innovative character and for the level of employability of its graduates. The ceremony was attended by 600 figures from the institutional, business, and academic spheres around the world as well as students, alumni, professors and members of the IE Community who watched the ceremony via live streaming from 165 countries.

19 Oct 2021



Jaime de Aguinaga and María Eugenia Marín Join the Office of the IE University Provost

The Office of the provost will drive the IE University’s international expansion and create and consolidate new strategic alliances.

15 Oct 2021


On Campus

EnlightED’s Most Global Edition: 147 global thinkers connected from 10 countries will discuss the gaps in education

Fundación Telefónica, IE University and South Summit organize the 4th edition of enlightED Hybrid Edition 2021 on the 19th, 20th and 21st.

15 Oct 2021



IE University China Center presents its report on entrepreneurship and innovation in China at South Summit 2021

The third edition of the report was presented at the South Summit today.

06 Oct 2021


On Campus

H. M. King Felipe VI highlights Spain’s appeal for entrepreneurs and innovators at South Summit 2021

South Summit 2021 is sponsored by IE University in collaboration with the Secretary of State for Digitalization and Artificial Intelligence.

06 Oct 2021



Salvador Carmona, Rector of IE University, awarded Honorary Doctorate by Finland’s Aalto University

This distinction recognizes the academic and professional achievements of Salvador Carmona.

24 Sep 2021


On Campus

IE University’s Segovia campus will host Hay Festival events on the challenges of peace, sustainability, and the global economy

IE University will be the venue for more than 20 events on its Segovia campus, September 16-19. Photo: Roberto Arribas.

15 Sep 2021


On Campus

IE University begins the academic year with more than 8,000 students from over 140 countries and expands its academic program of double degrees

IE University kicks off the academic year with more than 1,700 new undergraduate students of 88 nationalities. 78% are international and 54% are ...

13 Sep 2021


On Campus

Studying abroad during pandemic, key to personal and professional development, according to IE University international mobility research

The report evaluates public attitudes in the UK, Spain, France and the US, towards international travel during the pandemic. Outside of students home countries, Spain and the UK are the preferred countries to study.

International students from the US, UK, France and Spain confirm their interest in completing their education in other countries during the pandemic. This is one of the main conclusions from the IE University Mobility Report, which the university presented today. The report also analyses the travel plans of citizens over the age of 18 this summer. IE University Mobility Research evaluated the opinions of 4,000 people, surveyed between 13 to 16 July 2021.

A year and a half on from the outbreak of Covid-19, the findings suggest the students eagerness to study abroad during pandemic, with around half of the students surveyed (25% of the total sample) considering studying abroad, with the UK and Spain as the top foreign destinations. Students consider that the experience of studying abroad will benefit them in the future, improving their employability. The main reasons highlighted were the positive impact of immersing oneself and learning a new culture, a new language, and making new friends. These results highlight that, in addition to the growing interest in remote learning methodologies, students value the opportunity of studying abroad with peers from different nationalities to enrich their learning experience.

29 Jul 2021