IE Business School opened its doors in the heart of Madrid’s financial district in 1973. As Spain opened up to the world IE served as a platform for debate on business challenges on an international level. In 1983 the school saw the creation of IE’s entrepreneurship department, geared to strengthen the school’s entrepreneurial spirit. By these years, the campus now covered more than 7,000m2 and over 1,000 students attended IE master programs. During the 90s, the IE Business School Foundation was created, coupled with the New-York based IE Fund, with the aim of fostering research and scholarships for brilliant students. IE also launched its Business Leadership Forum where key players meet to examine challenges in the fields of economy, politics and management. IE founded the Sumaq Alliance in collaboration with leading Latin American business schools. In 2008, IE extended its education model to the undergraduate level with IE University. Students from 92 countries on campus and 40,000 alumni working in 125 countries worldwide evidence IE’s evolution to date.
The IE Tower has been specifically constructed to exemplify and integrate the values of IE University: sustainability, technology and innovation, entrepreneurship, diversity and a focus on the humanities. While always keeping sustainability at the forefront of the design process, the tower fully adapts to our students’ needs across our subject areas.
The IE Tower is a global reference point for academic innovation and learning technology, while also facing the challenges of urban real estate development head on. The result is an innovative, vertical learning space, which seamlessly integrates AI, VR, and AR elements into technology hubs and classrooms of the future.
The competition will take place in our Segovia Campus.
Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985, the city of Segovia is famous for its cathedral, alcázar and aqueduct. It is also renowned for beautiful architecture. One of the city’s most historic buildings, the Convent of Santa Cruz la Real, is home to the IE University campus, located just outside the city walls, on the Eresma River.
Segovia is only 25 minutes from Madrid by high-speed train, and welcomes students from over 100 countries to a global university setting, with an atmosphere that is both academic and lively.
Segovia is a fairytale city full of narrow, twisting alleyways, Romanesque churches, and beautiful buildings. Additionally, this province of Spain has always been famous for its climate and its traditional cuisine. It is definitely not just a city to be admired from afar, but a great place to visit.