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.
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.
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.
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.
At Schiller we understand that learning is not exclusive to the classroom and that is why our professors focus a good chunk of class-time towards visits and activities that are associated to the assignments and coursework. With this is mind, our students went on a day trip of “Retiro: Not for Tourists” organized by Professor Pinto.
The day started with a private tour to Madrid’s Royal Observatory, uncovering the secrets and astronomical jewels hidden in this place, such us a meridian circle, a collection of precision clocks, a bronze mirror polished by W. Herschel and a Foucalt’s pendulum in the central rotunda displaying the daily rotation of the earth. But if we are being honest, the most interesting instrument was the large equatorial telescope by Grubb, dating from 1912.
After that the students got the chance to visit the most renown landmarks of Retiro like the Cristal Palace, Rose Garden and the statue of The Fallen Angel. During the walk, the Public Speaking class experimented with a unique experience for the park, imitating the Speaker´s Corner in London, and started to give improvised speeches in English gathering the attraction –and some praises!- of the people passing by.
And if you are thinking about the last picture with a tree, that will be the oldest tree in the park, which is an Ahuehuete from Mexico, dating around 1630.