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Our academic model

The Universidade Europeia has a flexible and personalized academic model that integrates face-to-face classes with virtual content. We intend to accompany the student on a unique experiential learning journey in which human knowledge and the most advanced technology combine to help the student discover their potential, achieve their professional goals and add value to the world.

Our “One University” model, shared with all our institutions and programmes, will allow our students to add more value, as professionals, in the four dimensions of our academic model: intellectual, professional, international and ethical-social. It will provide them with a holistic view of the professions, ensure interprofessional learning from the outset, facilitating their maximum employability anywhere in the world.

How does our academic model take form?

Our academic approach

Experiential learning is the basis of this model in which one learns by “doing”, “being”, “thinking” and “living”, with an integrated and multidisciplinary approach that prepares the student for a global and diverse world. This immersive and experiential learning allows students to acquire the knowledge, skills and values necessary for the development of their future profession and face the challenges of social and digital transformation, enhancing their maximum employability anywhere in the world.

We think of our students as unique individuals, different from the rest; people with initiative, with the need to grow, with critical vision in relation to their context, and with the ability to solve problems creatively.

The role of the professor in this academic model is to accompany the student throughout their academic career, participating in and promoting their personal and professional development. In the classroom, the professor will guide them through the different learning methodologies that integrate each pillar of the model, ensuring the development of skills and values present in our vision of a global world.

Our dimensions are transferred to the classroom through six educational pillars:

  • In the creation laboratories, through the Fábrica, learning takes place in safe environments, with different levels of complexity and fidelity, seeking the maximum approximation to the real world and using different methodologies: Simulation, Challenge Based Learning, Problem-Based Learning, Gamification, etc. Learning that helps students gain confidence and security to perform better in a professional context, as they will be in contact with real situations that will recreate their future workplace, putting them to the test with projects and challenges.
  • Thanks to the professional environments, the training, adapted to the reality of work, guarantees a connection with the professional world from the beginning. We have more than 290 agreements with companies for internships and other activities to get closer to the profession (co-creation, collaborative learning, simulation of real professional environments, crossing different areas of knowledge in the same project, in the same briefing and in the same room) which encourages learning and provide continuous updating of the skills needed in the current and future labour market.
  • Today's professions require holistic learning, away from more traditional models in the form of “silos” or “isolated” subjects. The integrated curriculum allows learning through which the student will be able to integrate knowledge and skills and connect concepts and subject areas, which allows them to focus beyond the module or topic alone, and be closer to the professional world, preparing them to acquire comprehensive knowledge of their future profession.
  • In this sense, the student will learn to work in a team, interacting with other agents to develop a 360º vision: other professions, clients, companies, among others. Transdisciplinary education in different environments enriches the student's training experience and prepares them for the reality of the professions, where interprofessional collaboration is assumed as an essential value.
  • The development of creative-oriented research skills are present in our Academic Model. In the midst of digital transformation, the student will be challenged to develop their critical thinking and systematically analyse the information that is produced, being able to make decisions in complex situations, from a project-oriented approach. At IADE we encourage innovation, experimentation and the development of skills linked to creation
  • In short, we seek to prepare the student not only through higher academic training to be the best professional in their field of study, but also to train global and responsible citizens. Education of values permeates our model in a transversal way, so that our students are committed to sustainability and are aware of diversity.
  • This teaching-learning nucleus is fed by a close and important student professor interaction, supported by a very advanced technological infrastructure. The academic excellence of the faculty that makes up the Universidade Europeia and the high satisfaction of our students with their lecturers allow us to guarantee success in their education.
  • In addition to being accompanied by the lecturers, it is important to emphasise the importance the process of monitoring students by different university agents, as is the case of academic advisors, plays in our academic model. The objective is to guarantee that the student is successfully integrated, to promote their autonomy and motivate their participation in university life, taking advantage of all the opportunities that the student will find during their academic life.