IE Tower Welcomes Students to Study in Madrid
The King of Spain presided over the tower's opening, celebrating a new home for IE University.
Both the King of Spain and the Secretary General of the United Nations participated in the recent inauguration of the IE Tower, the new sustainable headquarters of IE University in Madrid. The event marks a milestone for IE University, an academic institution internationally as much recognized for its entrepreneurial and innovative character as for the employability of its graduates!
The heart of Madrid's "Five Towers" business hub
Upon arrival to the IE Tower, which is located in the "Five Towers" business hub in the north of Madrid, King Felipe VI toured the new IE University building, where 3,800 students are attending programs in business, law, architecture & design, global & public affairs, and human sciences & technology.
Diego del Alc´zar Benjumea, CEO of IE University, highlighted the purpose of the academic institution in "promoting positive change through education, innovation and research" and mentioned that these three pillars reinforce the new educational paradigm. "Innovation is a part of everything we do and it is essential to the development of an entrepreneurial mindset. Innovation also allows us to embrace technology as a core value," he said.
King Felipe VI met with students, professors, and academic authorities of the institution and learned about IE University's liquid learning model, which allows students to attend classes in person or connect remotely from anywhere in the world through the screens installed in IE University classrooms. Liquid learning lets students attend classes in whatever ways is best for them.
The IE Tower is latest tower to join the business complex driving economic growth in the north of Madrid, at the upper end of the Spanish capital's emblematic Paseo de la Castellana. The IE Tower has spaces for technological immersion, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence, alongside 64 classrooms with flexible configurations and 30 unique spaces that encourage interaction, innovation, and creativity.
Among other spaces, the IE Tower has a Venture Lab to accelerate the creation of startups, a FabLab to develop architecture and design projects, and an auditorium with a capacity for approximately 600 people.
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