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Parents Night

It has already become a beloved Schiller Madrid tradition to host a Parents Night, and 2019 was no different. 

We know choosing a university is a defining moment in someone’s life, and the ones that are normally more involved, aside from the student, are his or her parents. They are the unsung heroes, working behind the scenes, checking every single detail of the institution that will prepare their child for their future career. To honor that effort and welcome an opportunity for them to network, we created this parents night where, as an institution, we get to share the latest updates about academics, events, results and the future of SIU.

During the event, parents from all over the world had the opportunity to join and talk to our professors and staff, getting to know the ones that are shaping the future of this generation. This was also a great opportunity to talk about the students academic development and their future career outside of the walls of our university.

We hope everyone enjoyed this gathering, as well as reassured their trust in our institution, to continue to develop the international leaders of tomorrow.

Welcome to Moldova

Here at Schiller we didn’t just throw the word International in our name as a publicity stunt, it is a part of our DNA. This is why our Student Council creates trips for the students to enjoy and learn from. This time around our students had the opportunity to visit Moldova, a country greatly under appreciated by the tourism community. 

After the Moldovan Ambassador came to our university and everyone got to enjoy Moldovan food and wine, our student body knew they had to discover more about this country. Having a Moldovan in our midst (hello Catalina!)  it was the perfect time to organize a visit and discover the country.

And as they say over here in Spain “lo bueno, si breve, dos veces bueno.” So instead of booking a big trip, the students prepared a quick discovery tour of the country. Once our students arrived they were able to see how the culture and life was distant from what you might have initially thought. The prices are affordable, people are warm and have a very high level of English. Since discovering the gastronomy and the winery of the country was a must, that was the first stop after the flight, and no one was disappointed!

During the trip students had the opportunity to visit some of the most iconic locations, such us the Parliament, where our SIU family had the great opportunity to meet with a representative from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for a quick guide on Moldova’s foreign policy.

A big thank you to those organizing this adventure. Everyone on the trip had the opportunity to discover a country many have yet to know about.

Entrepreneurship Seminar

Ideas move the world, or at least that is what they say. But how can ideas move the world if they are not put into action? This is precisely what our SIU Alumni came to show us, how an idea through action can become an entrepreneurship project.

Led by Jose Antonio Sarrado, PH D in Law, expert in International banking, and SIU Alumni Iñigo Gastón, Daniel Lorente, Álvaro Lozano and Juan Bartolozzi, the chat inspired us to put our different dreams into action.

To give you an idea of the event, Juan Bartolozzi spoke about his Cybersecurity company, giving us examples of how important it is to invest in our internet security. Daniel Lorente shared about his Events company and how you need to know the legal framework in order to create your company. Iñigo, while still developing his idea, wanted to emphasize how important timing is in business, and finally, Alvaro Lozano spoke about his Catering company and how an innovative idea or the right strategy can lead to starting a great business. Also, we had the opportunity to taste some of his work, take a look at the pictures below!

As always big thank you to our Student and Career Services Department for organizing this amazing event, as we all grew from this experience. Understanding that a business is not only something you can be hired for, but also create.

Conference: “Diplomacy in the Mediterranean: Malta and Cyprus”

Wednesday, January 29th starting at 12:30pm, SIU Paris will be hosting the conference “Diplomacy in the Mediterranean: Malta and Cyprus” with HE Ambassador of Malta to the UN, Carmello Inguanez and Schiller professor, Costas Miltiades formerly ambassador of Cyprus to the EU. 

From 11:30am to 12:30pm, a brunch/luncheon will be offered. 

Current Events

December the Janus-faced month

December is already part of next year. The genuine Janus-faced month isn’t January but the inaccurately monikered “tenth” month of our twelve-month calendar. In other words, December is a forward-looking month, a month turned towards the future. Think of it, by the time December 1st rolls around, one’s sights are already set towards the end of the month with its time of feasts and holidays. The month as a whole can be seen as one long build-up for the main events that take place during the last week of the month.

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Real Casa de la Moneda

To understand the world of business we need to have some background on our history and how we arrived to where we are at today. Museums offer a great opportunity for students to discover this, and what better guide than one of our professors.

Considered to rank among the world’s leading museums of its kind, Museo Casa de la Moneda boasts rich and varied collections and spacious exhibition areas, combined with the technical support offered by the staff, to both researchers and educators alike. In a word, it is a unique place to learn about the world of money.


As our students visited the museum, they were taken on a journey through the history of money and diverse production methods from its very origins.
Its rooms feature displays of major collections ranging from numismatics and philately to banknotes and other means of payment, lottery and gaming, and also the machinery and tools used in their manufacture by the employees of the Spanish Royal Mint.

This was a great opportunity for the students to discover the world of Money and how history led us here.

Current Events

November Recollections

November is the month of memory. Beginning in the wake of All Soul’s Day when families remember the dearly departed, by month’s end Americans will have made the traditional gesture of giving thanks to those, both past and present, worthy of memory. Near the middle of the month lies Remembrance Day, or as the French directly call it, “l’onze novembre”.  This year marks the 100th anniversary of the peace treaty, but who could doubt by now that a century is not nearly enough to process all that took place between 1914 and 1918? Thus the need we have of memory for the further the events fade into the past, the more we are left to wonder what it is we are trying to recollect in the first place.

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