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Sports accident insurance

Written on June 22, 2017 by Campus Life in Other Activities, Sports

(*Spanish version below)

As most of health insurances do not cover accidents that occur while practicing sports, we have negotiated a special insurance policy with ARTAI and Metropolis Seguros for those of you who are active in sports. IMPORTANT: the insurance is only valid for sports practiced as part of the activities of IE sports clubs or for representing IE in sports tournaments, both inside and outside of Spain (within the EU).

IMPORTANT: the insurance may not cover all sports practiced at IE. Please check the following list to make sure that sports you practice are listed. In case your sport does not appear on the list, you may need an additional insurance to be fully covered.

American football
Australian football
Basque pelota
Basque trinquete
body building
Canarian wrestling
cross-country race
field hockey
figure skating
go-kart racing
Greco-Roman wrestling
hand pilota
ice hockey
indoor soccer
jai alai
Leonese wrestling
motorboat racing
Olympic shooting
p adel
road cycling
Roller hockey (quad)
table tennis
track and field / athletism
track cycling
Valencian pilota

The insurance costs 99.63€/year and will cover you for a full year from the day of hiring the policy. Please note that the policy will be automatically renewed after one year, unless cancelled.

Download the following document for information on sign-up and withdrawal process and on what to do in case of an accident.

Please check the attached document for detailed coverage information (in Spanish). 

Como la mayoría de los seguros de salud no cubren los accidentes derivados de la práctica deportiva, hemos acordado una póliza de seguro especial con Seguros ARTAI y Metropolis para aquellos de vosotros que practicáis algún deporte. Es muy importante que tengáis en cuenta que el seguro sólo es válido para deportes practicados como parte de las actividades de los IE Clubs o para representar a IE en torneos deportivos, tanto dentro como fuera de España (dentro de la Unión Europea).

MUY IMPORTANTE: el seguro no cubrirá todos los deportes practicados en IE. Por favor, comprueba la lista para asegurarte que el deporte que practicas está en la lista. En caso de que tu deporte no aparezca en la lista, deberías contratar un seguro adicional para estar totalmente cubierto.

Cesta Punta
Ciclismo En Carretera
Ciclismo En Pista
Fútbol Americano
Fútbol Australiano
Fútbol Sala
Hockey Hielo
Hockey Hierba
Hockey Patines
Kung Fu
Levantamiento Piedra
Lucha Canaria
Lucha Leonesa
Lucha Greco-Romana
Patinaje Artístico
Pelota Valenciana
Tenis De Mesa
Tiro Con Arco
Tiro Olímpico

El seguro tiene un coste de 99.63 euros/año y la cobertura duraría un año desde el primer día de contratación de la póliza. Por favor, ten en cuenta que si no cancelas la póliza, ésta se renovará automáticamente.

Para más información sobre la contratación y cancelación o cómo proceder en caso de accidente, descárgate este documento.

Por favor, revisa el documento adjunto para conocer todos los detalles sobre la cobertura.


“In november 2016, we entered the franz. competition started by Camp Beckenbauer as team PowerPlay 8.  franz. is the first international student competition in sports, where students around the world have the opportunity to bring fresh ideas to shape the future of sports. The competition began in this fall and over over 250 students and 71 student teams had to create an innovative idea around this year’s topic “How to capture the Chinese consumer for your favorite sport?”

From Day-1 when we starting meeting and working on this project, we imeditaly set up some rules: let’s have fun, put our sport passion into this project and most importantly, be ready to give up on some drinks to finish working on our presentation and maximize our chances of winning (#GoHardOrGoHome). We were also very keen from the first stage to develop a disruptive and creative idea in order to stand out when the jury would review our presentation.

After some fun and intense brainstorming sessions, our team PowerPlay 8 decided to pitch with an innovative idea: a technological solution to grow Ice Hockey in China. Yes Ice Hockey sounded like a huge challenge for us, especially as Football and Basketball have already penetrated the Chinese sport markets. Beijing will be hosting the Winter Olympics in 2022 and the government is investing tremendously to be competitive in Ice Hockey. Our idea centers around integrating a performance tracking chip into the Ice Hockey stick and connecting it with the PowerPlay 8 app. The application doubles as a way to track individual performance on the ice, play virtual ice hockey games against other users, and offers Ice Hockey specific coaching tips centered around team play. We had some courses in the beginning of the year on Technology & Innovation Management and had discussed about new connected objects. We also did a lot of research and connected with sports experts from the IE Sport Management Club to develop the value proposition of our technology.

The competition encompassed two rounds, consisting of creating and explaining our innovative idea through first a powerpoint presentation and secondly a video. After being selected for the 1st and 2nd rounds in January, we were then invited to compete in the Finals at the Global Summit final in Berlin against two other student teams (from London Business School and Hong-Kong School of Business). The event was very exciting and represented a fantastic opportunity to present our idea in front of some of the leading experts in sports, including the famous Franz Beckenbauer! The presentation consisted of first showing our video and then giving a brief presentation on our idea. Due to our hard work, creativity, and will to succeed we were selected as the winning team at the Global Summit! We received a large check, a certificate, and recognition for our innovative idea to shape the world of sports!!

We encourage future students to keep an eye out for the franz. competition next year to Break the Ice as we did in Berlin!
All the best from PowerPlay 8!!”

Stephanie Posada, Shakee Messina, and Matt Fazekas & Meryl Zucco
IE MiM – September 2016 intake


Amanda Kelly
Associate Director of Communications at IE University
From: Saskatchewan, Canada

Before IE University, I worked in Montreal with Global News, a national TV broadcaster in Canada. In addition to reporting on news and writing, a big part of my role there was helping the team to transition to digital, which involved a complete mind-shift in terms of how stories were filed and how social media could be used to report and gather news. In fact, it’s this mind-shift that seems to be a constant in my life, personally and professionally – and it has been source of incredible challenges, frustration, excitement and joy!

I was born in Saskatchewan – a province in Canada that very few people can pronounce and even fewer have visited. In my early 20s, I moved to London, England, where I worked, first in television production and later with the newspaper, The Guardian. I returned to university to study art history at Cambridge and then started my own business – a recording studio. 

When I came to IE, I had been living in Spain for just a year and I have been amazed. IE offers an intellectual and entrepreneurial hub, with students and staff from Spain and across the globe. It brings together the most talented and interesting people in the country and provides so many interesting opportunities to exchange and grow. It really is a pleasure to communicate and share all the fascinating projects and innovative ideas that are developed here with the world.

Bio: Amanda was the web producer for Global News in Montreal, curating the news and covering local and provincial stories for from 2011-2015. She began her career in journalism at The Guardian and Observer in London, England, working on the then just-started Guardian Unlimited website while studying History of Art at Cambridge University. Passionate about culture, digital media and politics, she is currently the Associate Director of Communications at IE University in Madrid, Spain. 


Wuha Sira Initiative

Written on February 16, 2017 by Campus Life in Other Activities

Wuha Sira– which means Water and Work in Amharic, the dominant language of Ethiopia – is working to help combat these issues. The Wuha Sira Initiative is partnering with the Salesian Mission and Mary Help College in Dilla, in the south of Ethiopia, to support women’s and girls’ education.

The Salesian Sisters operate a mission whose services include a vocational school for girls, with studies to obtain certifications in information technology, secretarial studies and fashion design. The girls who graduate often come from the poorest families and are all placed in jobs.

The sisters in Dilla are now building a 24-room dormitory to house needy students from outside the city. The total cost of the building is expected to be $350,000.

The construction of the dormitory project will be immediately halted if the Sisters are unable to cover the additional material and labor costs needed to advance the project into its next building phase.  The sisters are requesting we raise $10,000 with a 30-day fundraising goal.

Your donation in any amount for this project would promote the education of young women in Ethiopia and open the door to stable incomes for them and their families, providing a path out of poverty.

100% of all donations go to the project and we will provide you with a certificate of your donation for tax purposes.

Wuha Sira Initiative and Salesian Sisters thank you for your support!


Wuha Sira Iniative & IE Business School:

Wuha Sira was founded by Dr. Gayle Allard, who teaches Economics and African Studies at IE Business School in Spain, and IE and Brown University MBA students and alumni, working in partnership with the Salesian Mission in Dilla, Ethiopia. Dr. Allard and IMBA students have been working in Dilla since 2013 to address female education and clean water access.

The Salesian Sisters, a Catholic worldwide teaching order dedicated to educating girls in poverty, have been operating in Ethiopia since the 1960s. Their Don Bosco missions in large cities across the country are helping the entire community, but most specifically young women, whom they try to bring out of difficult circumstances and provide them with an education. To this end, the missions have health clinics, primary and secondary schools, feeding programs, orphanages, and vocational training programs in specific areas: IT, fashion design, and secretarial skills. The job placement rate for girls completing the programs successfully is nearly 100%.

Students from IE Business School have been volunteering for summer projects since 2013 to teach English and work on a clean water project to benefit the community, collaborating with local community leaders and planning and implementation experts, and partnering directly with water company Kinetico. As of 2017, IE Brown MBA students and alumni will join them in volunteering.


Chinese Café: Discover China

Written on December 1, 2016 by Campus Life in Geographic, Other Activities, Social

chinese-cafe17th November, IE China Club organized the first event of the year, at María de Molina 4. Our participants came from different programs of IE University, including students from Segovia campus. Throughout this event, China Club promoted Chinese culture and shared the latest economic phenomenon about China.

The event started by welcome message and China Club’s activities plan of upcoming year by the newly on board IE China Club president Un I Wong. The project leader Shuai Shen, presented the event and introduced our team of Chinese teachers to participants, every participant was assigned a “learning buddy” during this academic year.

Afterwards, participants were invited to join a quiz about interesting facts of Chinese economy and society. In the next part, the vice-president Sirui Huang did a presentation about Chinese online influencer and their business model.

During the event, our club prepared traditional Chinese tea and snacks to all the participants and showed the authentic Chinese art of calligraphy as a gift to participants.

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