IE School of Global and Public Affairs

Official translation into English (if original is not English): 
IE School of Global and Public Affairs
Mailing address: 
María de Molina, 13, 28006 Madrid (Spain)
(0034) 679417281
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Name: 
Susana Malcorra
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Title/Position: 
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Email:
Focal point 1 - Name: 
Jaime de Aguinaga
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Vice Dean for Management and Development
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Focal point 2 - Name: 
Borja Santos
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Executive Director fo Undergraduate Programs
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Focal point 3 - Name: 
Marie Gedeon
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Executive Director fo Graduate Programs
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Please provide a brief description of your academic structure: 
IE is an international university based in Spain that offers programs in international relations, business administration, economics, law, technology and social sciences. Recognized as a leading educational institution in Europe and the world, IE delivers several master’s degrees included in the top 10 in the world according to the Financial Times, The Economist, Forbes, QS and other rankings. With over 7,000 students, 70% of them from foreign countries, and an active network of 60,000 alumni distributed among 165 countries, IE is characterized by its diversity and openness to the world. The University is supported by 31 international offices, which organize over 2,000 events every year. The IE School of Global and Public Affairs (IEGPA), which hosts over 1,000 students, aims to build talent and knowledge in complex, interdependent and fast-changing environments in which challenges and opportunities can only be addressed through a practical understanding of social, political, technological and economic interconnections. The School is a full member of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA), the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA), and the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), which constitute the 3 top global accreditations in its field. The School’s portfolio of official degrees includes the following: • Master in International Development (fully developed around the 2030 Agenda in partnership with the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC)) • Master in International Relations (planned to be redesigned in partnership with the OECD, and with collaborations with WFP, UNHCR, NATO and many other international organizations) • Executive Master in Internationalization & Trade (in partnership with the International Trade Centre (ITC), the International Chambers of Commerce (ICC) and the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC)) • Master in Public Administration, Innovation and Technology (to be launched very soon) • Bachelor in International Relations (the largest program in the School, soon to be integrated in the partnership with UNSSC) • Bachelor in Economics (launched in collaboration with IE School of Human Science & Tech) Beyond teaching, the School holds a wide portfolio in applied research and outreach. It supports observatories on Latin America, EU, US and Canada, and hosts the Transatlantic Relations Initiative with Harvard’s Kennedy School, which opens a new framework of dialogue between public and private leaders in the Atlantic space to discuss emerging dynamics, innovative policies and security; a PublicTech Lab which facilitates the entrance of social innovators and entrepreneurs in the public sector; and the Center for the Governance of Change, a ground-breaking impact-oriented research institution that seeks to enhance our ability to manage innovation, promote good governance of emerging technologies and navigate exponential change in a variety of domains –political, economic and societal.
Please describe briefly any activities your institution is already carrying out, which are relevant to UNAI and its principles: 
The IE School of Global and Public Affairs (SGPA) has recently launched some degrees in partnership with UN agencies: 1) In July 2018, the SGPA and the United Nations Systems Staff College (UNSSC) signed an agreement to collaborate on matters related to Sustainable Development, starting with a joint Master in International Development (MID), which would be the first of its kind based on the new concepts of development fostered by the 2030 Agenda. Its first edition was successfully launched in September 2019 with a cohort of 39 students from 19 countries: 2) The SGPA also signed a partnership with the International Trade Centre (ITC) to launch an Executive Master in International Trade that started this March with 21 students from 19 countries. This Program also has the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) as partners to work on the intersection of public policy designers and business (particularly small and medium enterprises) in the understanding of International Trade opportunities under the umbrella of sustainability and cooperation: The University is about to announce the adoption of “sustainability” as its 5th core value, which implies the mainstreaming of this concept in all its programs, centers and initiatives, as well as the full integration of sustainable policies and practices in its business model. Moreover, the University is strongly aligned with values of diversity (which is one of the University's core values) and global citizenship. Over 70% of our students are international (meaning not Spaniards) with representation from over 130 countries, and we have been able to develop an active network of 60,000 alumni from 165 countries, which is supported by 31 IE international offices, which organize over 2,000 events per year: In addition, we have 145 exchange and collaboration agreements with universities from 42 countries, as well as numerous partnerships with international organizations, including the UNSSC, OECD, ITC, UNWTO, FAO, WFP, EU, ICC, ITFC, WB, IADB, CAF, Global Compact… We also have several centers focused on applied research and inter-cultural dialogue, including the following: o The IE Center for the Governance of Change (CGC): o The IE PublicTech Lab: o The IE Center for Social Innovation and Sustainability: o The IE Entrepreneurship Center: o The IE Center for Diversity: o The IE regional centers (Africa, China, Europe…):;; o The Transatlantic Relations Initiative, developed in partnership with Harvard Kennedy School, which supports observatories on Latin America, EU, US and Canada, and hosts an annual conference: o A joint-venture between IE and the Financial Times for executive development: