Protecting health, transparency and academic continuity: IE University’s triple commitment to addressing the coronavirus outbreak
The 100% of the classes are already being delivered online.
IE University has confirmed that the institution maintains the academic activity in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Experts from the institution participated today, Friday, in a press conference held simultaneously on the Segovia and Madrid centers attended by national and international media to explain the evolution of the situation and the measures adopted. Both campuses remain open, following the recommendations of the Spanish health authorities. IE University has activated a plan to provide online training to 7,000 students from 140 countries at the undergraduate, master’s and executive education levels. Students at the Segovia campus have been receiving 100% online teaching since Wednesday, 4 March, and students at the Madrid center can opt for online teaching or in class. Gonzalo Garland, Vice President of External Relations at IE University, underlined the institution’s triple commitment to “protecting the health of students, professors and staff; communicating with transparency about the evolution of the situation and maintaining academic activity.”
Garland explained to the media that the three students infected with the coronavirus had travelled from countries at risk, noting that they are in a stable condition and pointed out that all the people who have had contact with them, around 200, have tested negative so far. IE University works in close coordination with the Spanish health authorities, which are supporting our measures to manage the coronavirus outbreak, which involve daily monitoring of the evolution of students, professors and staff who may have been in close contact with infected students.
“Our commitment is to protect the health of our community. We are an international institution, with students and teachers from more than 130 countries.”
“Our commitment is to protect the health of our community. We are an international institution, with students and teachers from more than 130 countries. We were a pioneer in Europe 20 years ago with the launch of our online training programs, and media such as the Financial Times consider our Online MBA to be the 2nd best in the world. On Tuesday, we reinforced our online educational platform for all students who cannot come to the campus and our assessment is very positive. Our campus remains open and our activities continue as normal,” added Garland.