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IE University extends delivery of online classes to confront the spread of COVID-19

IE University extends delivery of online classes to confront the spread of COVID-19

Online classes are extended until the 14th April, after the holidays.

Following recent instructions from the Government of Madrid for educational institutions to cancel all in-person classes as of March 11, IE University has moved all classes online. This follows the earlier decision to move all classes of the Segovia campus online. While the Government of Madrid currently plans to allow in-person classes to resume on March 26, IE has taken an additional precaution to extend the date. All IE classes, on both the Segovia and Madrid centers, will be taught exclusively online until April 14. Exams and student evaluations, for all programs, will occur remotely and with the same level of rigor and academic requirement as the face-to face experience.

“We are actively monitoring the COVID-19 situation and will continue to adopt measures that enable us to protect the health of everyone who is a part of the IE community.”

“We are actively monitoring the COVID-19 situation and will continue to adopt measures that enable us to protect the health of everyone who is a part of the IE community – all while maintaining academic activity and excellence,” said Gonzalo Garland, Vice President of External Relations at IE University.

With the move to exclusive online classes during this time, IE University will be providing online training to 7,000 students from 140 countries at the undergraduate, master’s, and executive education level.

The health authorities aim to reduce the expansion of COVID-19 and its impact on the most vulnerable population: the elderly and people with previous medical conditions. Thus, the decision taken by the Government of Madrid aims to prevent the nearly two million daily trips of schoolchildren, undergraduate, and graduate students, teachers, and families associated with the educational activity.