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The Making of a Great Leader

Here at Schiller International University, we take pride in inviting renowned professionals to invest in our students careers, giving them insight into how the marketplace is growing and towards where it is headed, and to teach them what it takes to become great leaders. This gives our students the opportunity to make informed decisions regarding their career paths and helps them infinitely when choosing an internship or their elective courses.

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Undress the World – The Cool Cactus

Underwear? Yes, who would have thought that this very covered up industry has an ever-growing demand. Well, Roberto Herranz, Luis Aguilar and his friends had their finger on the pulse of this $120 billion market when they started thinking about starting their own company. They wanted to develop something a bit different than the brands already available on the European market and wanted to move away from relying on imports from abroad. So they decided they were going to make it happen and start something new themselves, and they dubbed it “The Cool Cactus.”

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UP for Humanness at SIU Paris!

We are proud to announce that from next week and until July 2019, Up for Humanness will start a SIS UP program in the training of students enhances their ability to assume personal and concrete responsibilities in society and responds to their search for meaning.

Here is the tentative calendar of the training sessions:

– April 1st from 10h00 to 2:00 PM at Schiller Campus Common Room.

– April 9th from 9h00 to 5:00 PM Place: off site (to be announced soon).

– From April 10th to July 8th Online follow-up

– June 20th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Schiller Campus

– July 8th from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM off site.(place to be announced soon)

Talgo Visit

Talgo, A Train We Did Not Miss

It’s not everyday that we get to step outside the classroom and discover one of the biggest companies in the locomotive industry, Talgo.

Founded in 1942 by D. José Luis de Oriol y Urigüen, this company has since been in the forefront of speed and comfort, primarily in Spain, expanding to the rest of Europe in the 1960’s and to the US in the 1980’s.

This week our Madrid students visited Talgo headquarters, taking a behind-the-scenes look at the manufacturing process of this now international company. During the visit they learned that the company’s revenue is composed primarily by the maintenance and upkeep required by their clients, rather than actual locomotive sales. This opened our students eyes to the logistics behind an international contract with these characteristics, showing them that it is not only about the product itself, but more so about the quality of service Talgo provides.

It was a truly unforgettable experience, giving every student the opportunity to talk to the Talgo workers, asking every question that came to mind. The locomotive industry may not be one of the trendiest at the moment, but it is definitely one of the most lucrative in Spain and Europe due to its proximity to the city centers, short wait times and more flexible regulations compared to the aviation industry, its main competitor.

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Philippe Kerno

Meet Philippe: from Madrid to Paris

Hear from Philippe from Spain, SIU Madrid student who spent two semesters in the Paris campus. 

Transferring from the Madrid campus to the Paris campus sure was a challenge.

Moving into a new city which I thought I’d dislike but as soon as I got there and saw the campus I started meeting new people right away, and adapting to the classes well. I ended up staying for two semesters because the city was so lively and full of things to do, you sort of have to find your way around but once you have your friends and your places you go to, anywhere can feel like a home. 

I now consider some people who I met there friends for life who will most likely come to my wedding one day. The learning experience was good and focused for small groups, there were some trips organized by the university and overall it was a great experience. I don’t regret having gone at all.
I am back to Madrid and I miss Paris and my good friends.


Philippe Kerno
Bachelor in International Business,

SIU Madrid and Paris

Philippe Kerno