IE University Embraces Liquid Learning Model, Unique Worldwide

At the start of the next academic year, all undergraduate, postgraduate, and executive education students can choose to attend class on campus or online and receive the same immersive experience and academic quality.
The liquid learning model will provide students with greater flexibility, personalization of training, and development of e-skills.

IE University has developed a unique liquid learning model with the aim of transforming the education landscape. Launching across all five of IE University schools this September, the new education model will allow students, who hail from a total of 140 countries, to attend class in person or online with equal immersive experience and academic excellence.

All IE University programs will have a hybrid format and be simultaneously attended by students in the classroom and online. The format will provide flexibility for students and reinforce active and personalized learning that focuses on solving real world problems. To accomplish this, IE University has adapted all courses to include new methodologies, content, and academic materials. Facilities and classrooms have likewise been redesigned and equipped with technological solutions that enhance interaction.

On IE University’s campuses in Madrid and Segovia, students will attend class, participate in workshops, conferences, and seminars, develop their professional networks, and also enjoy the culture of the two cities. Students who choose to connect to their chosen program online will benefit from the same academic and networking opportunities as their face-to-face peers while participating in collaborative and personalized learning through synchronous and asynchronous classes as well as individual sessions monitored by IE University faculty.

“Starting next September, we will resume face-to-face classes and activate our new liquid learning model. Students will move on a physical and digital stage that reflects the world in which we now live, while personalizing their education and developing critical thinking and e-skills,” said Santiago Iñiguez de Onzoño, President of IE University. “At IE University, we are prepared to reactivate the classroom with all measures of health protection and physical distancing and will promote this unique training model as a response to the challenges facing the education sector.”

“The Spanish government has confirmed the opening of Spain’s borders to international tourism as of July 1st. In the coming weeks, we will gradually recover mobility and renew our efforts to attract talent and position Spain as a world-class educational destination,” concludes Iñiguez de Onzoño.

IE University has 20 years of experience in online training and was a pioneer in Europe with the launch of its first online masters. The University has unique training spaces, such as the WOW Room, where students connect to their programs from all over the world. The quality of IE University’s online programs is recognized by international media such as QS and the Financial Times, which consider IE University as the 1st and 2nd best in the world in their annual online MBA program rankings.