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IE University begins new academic year with more than 4,000 undergraduate students from 116 countries, launching exciting new degree programs

IE University begins new academic year with more than 4,000 undergraduate students from 116 countries

University adds three new degrees: Economics, Double Degree in Business Administration & Data and Business Analytics; and Double Degree in Politics, Law and Economics & Data and Business Analytics.

IE University has added three degree programs to its academic portfolio: Economics and two double degrees with Data and Business Analytics. The university officially began its new academic year today with the incorporation of 1,080 new students of 86 nationalities to its range of degree programs. Of the new intake, 74% are international.

Furthermore, 55% of this year’s cohort are women. IE University now has a global community of 4,100 university-grade students of 116 nationalities spread across Segovia and Madrid.

Speaking at the inaugural ceremony of the 12th academic year at the private university, the Rector of IE University, Salvador Carmona, outlined the addition of  three innovative degree programs: Economics, a Double Degree in Business Administration & Data and Business Analytics; and a Double Degree in Politics, Law and Economics & Data and Business Analytics.

Another major innovation of this new course is the launch of a space for entrepreneurs in the IE Creativity Center, in Segovia’s historic Casa de la Moneda,  an extension of Area 31, IE Business School’s innovation space in Madrid. This new space in Segovia has been set up with the aim of enhancing the creative talent of students and helping them with their entrepreneurial projects.

Inauguration ceremony

IE University celebrated its traditional inauguration ceremony of the academic year, which provides the first contact between students and their families, academic authorities and the university faculty. In addition to the Rector, Dr. Mario Alonso Puig, an expert in motivation, creativity and leadership, was present in his capacity as President of IE Center for Health, Wellbeing & Happiness, delivering the keynote lesson to new students. During the event, in addition, faculty who have presented their doctorates were invested.

In his opening speech, Rector Carmona showed that change and a constant revision of the elements that make up the IE model is what characterizes the university. This spirit of innovation and constant renewal makes it possible – he indicated – to provide new facilities for students, such as the construction of sports facilities in Segovia, or the expansion of the facilities in Madrid, where the IE University’s vertical campus is currently being built and that will be a feature of the capital’s skyline.

“Students will also have the Area 31, an initiative that has enjoyed great results on Madrid and will be launched this academic year in Segovia,” said Rector Carmona.

The Rector also highlighted the launch of the Economics degree, “which will be a fundamental pillar of the university.” In turn, he said that change “is inherent in technology, which is why IE University offers the most advanced technological resources to boost the learning experience.”

Finally, the Rector invited new students to steep themselves in the values of IE University: internationalization and diversity, the entrepreneurial spirit, humanism, sustainability, critical thinking and ethical values, all of which are present in the institution’s programs.