IE University recognizes teaching excellence in the Faculty Awards 2022 with a musical composition that reinforces commitment to innovation and the humanities

IE University recognizes teaching excellence in the Faculty Awards 2022 with a musical composition that reinforces commitment to innovation and the humanities

IE University professors were acknowledged with a piece of music written by the composer Uge Pañeda, OKKRE.

IE University has rewarded the teaching excellence of the institution’s full-time and associate professors at the Faculty Awards 2022 ceremony. The auditorium of IE Tower, IE University’s new technological and sustainable headquarters in Madrid, brought together professors from 55 countries who teach 8,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs at the five schools that make up the institution: IE Business School, IE School of Science and Technology, IE Law School, IE School of Global and Public Affairs and IE School of Architecture and Design.

“In line with our commitment to innovation, humanities and sustainability, this year we wanted to recognize teaching excellence through music, a universal language that transcends time and cultures,” explained Isabel Sánchez, Vice Chancellor of IE Universtiy, who also recalled that in 2020 and 2021 “we chose two different forms of artistic expression to reward our professors: A digital artwork by Daniel Canogar, a professor at our institution and a world-renowned artist, and a dance piece created and performed by dancers from the Paris Opera, the Spanish National Ballet and the National Dance Company.”

“This year’s diploma is the result of a great work of a multidisciplinary team, where tradition, innovation and technology have been put at the service of artistic creation. It is a gesture of deep gratitude and recognition of the effort and dedication of our professors.”

Catalina Tejero, Vice Dean of Arts and Humanities at IE University

Catalina Tejero also pointed out that the artistic team that has developed this musical project is made up of professionals who collaborate with the Reina Sofía Museum, the Prado Museum, and the Teatro Real, among other institutions.

IE University professors were acknowledged with a piece of music written by the composer Uge Pañeda, OKKRE, which has played in important experimental electronic music festivals such as SONAR in Barcelona or La Casa Encendida in Madrid. More than 120 people have participated in the composition, performance and recording of the video-diploma.

The composition was performed by the Madrid Festival Orchestra, directed by Albert Skuratov, with the Coro Joven de Madrid, under the baton of Juan Pablo de Juan, an ensemble that has recently received the Gran Premio Nacional de Canto Coral. The production company El Amor has produced the video-diploma that each award-winning teacher has received in a personalized edition, in recognition of their teaching excellence. A flamenco group selected by the prestigious artist Pedro G. Romero has also participated in the video.