At IE University, we believe that what you learn outside the classroom is just as important as what you learn in the classroom. That’s why we make sure every student has endless opportunities to expand their cultural, personal, and professional horizons.
With our exchange programs, for example, you can study at any of our partner universities across the globe and open yourself up to a whole new culture or language—something that’s becoming more and more important in our increasingly interconnected and globalized world.
We also have our special IEU Labs, a hands-on and internship-like experience on campus that helps you learn extra skills and better prepares you for your future career.
There are also more than 120 clubs to help you find like-minded people who share your hobbies and interests. Ranging from theater to sports, academia, and more, there’s something for everyone.
Learning by doing, the very first design exhibition is the result of the introduction to the project-based learning model and the skills needed to begin a design career. In the first year, students started working in the world of design experimentation and problem solving. The methodology unites theory and practice during 10 diverse and agile exercises, both individually and in group, sketching and working with materials at the IE Fablab.
In order to remain one step ahead of the game, we are always seeking to fill the gap between education and the real world. This is the key to becoming unstoppable designers who are keenly aware of cutting-edge design trends and social tendencies. Our school understands the need to form this bond and we are aware of the power that first-hand insights can bring to a sector.
For this reason, we have strived to achieve the perfect combination of professionals, industry members, and academics who work as our partners in the field in order to ensure that we are always being provided with invaluable insights and knowledge.
The Design Council at IE University is a stimulating environment in which esteemed professionals, companies, and organizations can share their knowledge and passion for design. This council is composed of three different types of members:
The most up-to-date professionals in the world of design. Their unparalleled knowledge enhances our Design Council and provides key insights into the professional world of design.
As advisors, their main task will be to help us define the council’s agenda, mainly focusing on problems surfacing in the sector across the globe.
Professionals who strive to overcome any client-related challenges that may arise.
These professionals will also share their insider knowledge on how to tackle such problems with our community at IE University.
Individuals who can appreciate the relevance of design in our world today and who use it in their everyday business activities.
These companies and organizations offer IE University students and professors the chance to work on real-world cases, from defining the problem to establishing clear solutions.
Studying abroad is just one of the many ways IE University allows you to discover global perspectives and gain cross-cultural insights. The chance to live and study in another country will open you up to new possibilities, ideas, and worldviews. It’s a life-changing experience that will stay with you long after graduation.
The IE University experience involves much more than academic studies. Our practice-based methodology takes you beyond the classroom walls and straight to the frontlines of the industry you’re passionate about. We offer an exceptional range of opportunities that allow you to tailor your studies to your specific career goals and enhance your employability by obtaining extra qualifications.
Students receive academic guidance from tutors and advisors who provide direction, encouraging the integration of the different degree elements. Build a personalized academic program that matches your professional aspirations.
IEU Labs are IE University’s alternative to traditional internships. Designed for first- and second-year students seeking high-level internship placements, the IE Labs provide a hands-on, internship-like, on-campus experience, where you work on projects for leading companies and institutions in a variety of sectors.
Holding them as one of its values, IE University understands the Humanities are key to understanding the reality of our world, and applying critical thinking skills to complex, global challenges. Students can select which Humanities course to complete, based on their interests.
A design profile refers to a summary or description of a designer's skills, experience, and expertise. It typically highlights their creative abilities, technical skills, design software proficiency, and any specialized knowledge in specific design disciplines or industries. A design profile often includes a portfolio showcasing their best design work and projects. It serves as a representation of a designer's capabilities and is often used for job applications, freelance work, or networking purposes in the design industry.
Overall, a good design student combines creativity, strong visual sense, adaptability, a strong work ethic, collaboration skills, problem-solving abilities, and technical proficiency to excel in their studies and future career in design.