At IE University, our mission is to stay ahead of the curve. That’s why we were one of the world’s first institutions to resume face-to-face classes in June 2020, with our bachelor’s and master’s programs returning to campus in September. And it’s the reason we’ve already started hosting in-person events that give life to the IE Experience. This has all been possible thanks to our COVID-19 health protocols that are as innovative as our program content. Not only have we complied with the minimum safety requirements, but we’ve devised intricate new measures such as the Liquid Learning model, the COVID-19 Tracer Web App, and rapid antigen testing for everyone who steps onto campus. We’ve never been more ready. What about you?

Number of tests since the beginning of the pandemic

We are proactive

Following the instructions of the authorities, we started delivering our programs exclusively online from March 11, 2020. By responding proactively and shifting our programs to an online format, we were able to continue providing our unrivaled academic experience, while protecting the health of our community.

We are resilient

On March 30, 2020, we announced the launch of Building Resilience, an online hub that provides access to open courses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are pioneers

On May 20, we revealed our future-forward Liquid Learning model that allows our community to benefit from world-class education, regardless of where they are.

We are prepared

We opened our campus in June 2020 with all the health protocols necessary to ensure the maximum safety of our community. And our campus has been open without any interruptions ever since.

We are back to normal

In September 2020, we became one of the world’s only universities to resume face-to-face classes for our bachelor’s and master’s programs. Since then, our campus has been vibrant and full of life, once again defined by our community of students and faculty from 140 different countries.

We are open

With the aim of controlling the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Spanish government decreed a national state of alarm on October 25, 2020. At IE University, our academic activity continued as normal.

We are stronger than ever

In the eight days following the 2021 Easter break, we carried out a record of 4,333 tests so that our community could come back to campus and resume studies without interruption.

We are responsible

By September 15th, 2021, IE University had carried out over 59,000 tests in Segovia and Madrid since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Since July 9th, 2021, people over the age of 20 have been eligible to get vaccinated in Spain. And so far, over 75% of the population have been completely vaccinated. Our campus is safer than ever!

We are immune

People around the world have been playing their part in the fight against COVID-19 since the first vaccines were finalized at the end of 2020. In light of this, we’re proud to announce that more than 80% of our undergraduate and master’s students are fully immunized.


At IE University, we know that academia is just one part of the university experience. That’s why we’ve worked hard to create a vibrant, diverse and life-enriching environment that we’re immensely proud of. So when in-person classes resumed in June 2020, so did our on-campus events. Thanks to Liquid Learning, we’ve been able to celebrate our annual IE Club Awards, the Virtual Talent Forum, the first ever virtual edition of the Global Alumni Week, and much more! The IE Experience hasn’t stopped, and we want to give our community the chance to make the most of it.

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Yes, we’re living in the midst of a global pandemic. But there’s no reason for today’s crisis to have an impact on tomorrow’s success. At IE University, we believe that education and safety are completely compatible. That’s why we’ve been working tirelessly since the beginning of the health crisis to protect our students, teachers and staff, while guaranteeing the continuity of academic activity. More than 7,000 students from 140 countries continued their training exclusively online during the weeks of confinement, and our campus has been open without interruption since June of 2020.

And the lessons we’ve learned this year have reached far further than the classroom. Not only have we discovered the importance of collaboration, but we’ve learned that agility and flexibility are key to thriving in just about any situation. Watch this video to hear what our community has to say about the fresh perspectives and skills they acquired during this time.



Our campus is the safest place to be! We’ve gone the extra mile so that you can enjoy your life-enriching university experience, the way it was meant to be. Thanks to our rigorous health protocols and flexible approach, we’ve been able to resume in-person classes since June 2020. What’s more, Spain’s fast-moving vaccination efforts mean that our campus is safer than ever. Watch the video to see how we’ve adapted our campus!


IE University has guaranteed ongoing academic activity since the beginning of the health crisis. And since the development of the Liquid Learning methodology, in-person classes have been resumed with both face-to-face and online students simultaneously connected in the classrooms. Discover what our students have to say about how we’re facing the pandemic together.


The IE COVID Support Office has provided security and guidance for students during times of need. We couldn’t have done all of this without the collaboration of our community. Watch our community recount their personal experiences!


Bachelor in International Relations: rising to the challenge

We’ve accepted the challenge and enhanced the Bachelor in International Relations in response to today’s context. Discover the impact of Liquid Learning.


Liquid Learning: the key to driving innovation in complex times

My name is Miguel Amengual and I am a first-year Data & Business Analytics student based at the campus in Segovia. As a new student, I was concerned about how the global COVID-19 crisis would affect my learning process and educational experience at college.


Liquid Learning: teaching during a global pandemic

We’ve heard a lot about IE University students and their experiences with Liquid Learning. Francisco Seijo, a professor of Practice of Environmental Politics at the IE School of Global and Public Affairs, shares his experience teaching students amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the challenges at hand, he’s continued to educate students using the resources at his disposal.


Liquid Learning: the key to motivating students in the modern era

When the COVID-19 pandemic started, IE University quickly adapted to the new reality by moving to online classes. Being a unique driver of innovation that is adaptable to new technologies, the university was prepared for this.



We are living in challenging times where rules and protocols can change at any moment. That's why we've created this site—to establish a fluid channel of communication with our community. This is where you can learn about the initiatives we’re implementing on campus to guarantee your health and well-being. As well as publishing regular updates, we will endeavor to respond to frequently asked questions from our community and stakeholders.


Find out about our latest safety protocols as well as the most important information about COVID-19.

Health protection measures


We’ve adapted our campus to facilitate the Liquid Learning model and comply with the demands and restrictions in place.



Liquid Learning makes your education and experience as fluid as your life.



Read our FAQs about sanitary guidelines and on-campus behavior as well as our adapted classrooms and updated teaching methodologies.



Read constantly updated news about the current situation.