IE University begins its sixth academic course as a private university with a significant growth in the number of freshmen. More than 400 new students have begin today their higher education, meaning an increment of circa 35% comparing to last year numbers. The 62% of this student population include 54 different nationalities, with 52% men and 48% women. IE University, that has now a thousand students from 85 countries, is clearly a key referent for international students. 

The Aula Magna, located in the old monastery of Santa Cruz la Real, showed its best face to welcome its students and professors in a ceremony with more than a thousand people. In the opening speech, the Rector Salvador Carmona addressed the new students to say: “you will be the main character in a model in which you have the chance to go beyond the fundamental and traditional knowledge accumulation; I invite you to participate in the most ambitious training offer. It will give you the opportunity to adopt an entrepreneurial attitude in the exercise of your profession, and to develop critical thinking in a powerful humanistic vision frame” Continuing this venue, and as a decisive element, Carmona insisted on “we will do our best for your education to be presided by an ingrained ethical commitment”. 

The inaugural lecture of the new year was made by Ericsson Spain’s president, Ingemar Naeve, engineer by the Polytechnic University of Stockholm. Naeve began in Ericsson in 1978, and since then, he has developed most of his professional career in Spain, where he arrived in 1982 and where he has held different positions. Read more…


lgjhere September 21, 2013 - 6:30 pm

Congratulations on the sixth year. International thinking is of utmost importance today. A new award-winning worldwide book/ebook with a global perspective is “What Foreigners Need To Know About America From A To Z: How to Understand Crazy American Culture, People, Government, Business, Language and More.” It paints a revealing picture of America for those who will benefit from a better understanding, including international students. Endorsed worldwide by ambassadors, educators, and editors, it also identifies “foreigners” who became successful in the US and how they contributed to our society, including students.
A chapter on education identifies schools that are free and explains how to be accepted to an American university and cope with such things as a new culture, friendship process and classroom differences they will encounter. Some stay after graduation. It has chapters that explain how US businesses operate and how to get a job (which differs from most countries), a must for those who want to work for an American firm here or overseas. It also has chapters that identify the most common English grammar and speech problems foreigners have and tips for easily overcoming them, the number one stumbling block they say they have to succeeding here.
Most struggle in their efforts and need guidance from schools’ international departments, immigration protection, host families, concerned neighbors and fellow students, and books like this to extend a cultural helping hand so we all have a win-win situation. Good luck to all wherever you study!

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