• IE University’s School of International Relations is now a full member of APSIA, the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs, alongside schools like Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Columbia and Sciences Po.
  • IE School of International Relations is the only school in Spain and the seventh school in Europe to join this group of elite international institutions.

The council of members of APSIA (Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs), comprised of deans from leading schools of international studies around the world, has approved the candidature of IE School of International Relations to become one of a small group of schools who are full members of this prestigious international association. The School, which operates under the aegis of IE University, is the first Spanish school and seventh European school to joint this group of elite institutions, which includes schools based in North America, Asia and Europe.

APSIA currently comprises twenty two schools from US universities, including Harvard, Princeton, Georgetown, Yale and Columbia, seven European schools, including Sciences Po, IE University and St Gallen, five from Asia, and two from Canada. The schools that make up this exclusive cluster are renowned for their academic offerings and their commitment to education in the field of international relations. IE School of International Relations has been an affiliate member of APSIA since 2010, and, having been recognized as a full member, will now form part of APSIA’s council of members and participate in its decisions and activities.

“We are delighted that IE’s commitment to international relations has been recognized by leading schools in the sector with this acceptance by APSIA,” said Arantza de Areilza, Dean of IE School of International Relations. “It will be our pleasure to play a role in this prestigious association where leading schools advance together in the field of international relations.”

“It’s a pleasure to welcome IE School of International Relations into the APSIA membership.” says Executive Director Carmen Iezzi Mezzera. “The School’s work encompasses and transcends traditional distinctions between the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to provide an important sense of how to operate in a globalized world. “

IE School of International Relations currently has over three hundred and ninety students of some fifty nationalities studying its undergraduate and graduate programs.


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