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Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya
IDC logo White.svg
Motto Leadership of the future
Type Private college
Established 1994
President Uriel Reichman
Academic staff
1,000
Students 8,000
Undergraduates 6,500
Postgraduates 1,500
Location Herzliya, Israel
Campus Urban
Colors Navy, Gold, and White
Website www.idc.ac.il

The Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (Hebrew: המרכז הבינתחומי הרצליהHa-Merkaz ha-Bentehumi Hertseliyya; abbreviated IDC Herzliya) is a private, not-for-profit, research college in Herzliya, Israel. It was founded in 1994 by Uriel Reichman based on the model of the American Ivy League Universities.[1][2] It is located in Herzliya, in the Tel Aviv District, and is classified as an independent non-budgeted academic institution.[3] It grants undergraduate degrees, post-graduate degrees, and is set to begin awarding PhD degrees.[4]

IDC Herzliya has 8,000 students enrolled for undergraduate and graduate degrees, including 2,000 international students from 86 countries around the world (about 36% of which are from Europe and 31% of which are from North America).[5]

In 2014, IDC law graduates achieved the highest passing rate at the national bar examination of all Israeli academic institutions.[6] Moreover, IDC Herzliya ranked first of 66 Israeli academic institutions in terms of student satisfaction for four consecutive years.[7] In addition, IDC Herzliya has been the only academic institution in the world that has won the international Jean Pictet International Humanitarian Law competition, organized by the International Committee of the Red Cross, in consecutive years, winning it twice, in 2010 and 2011.[8]

The faculty includes professors who are involved with and hold professorships at various other universities, with a high percentage of Ivy League universities such as Harvard University, Stanford and the University of Pennsylvania.[9][not in citation given] IDC Herzliya offers a program in political science, with specialization in diplomacy and counter-terrorism, and hosts the Institute for Counter-Terrorism.

IDC Herzliya cooperates with universities in the United States such as the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University, University of California, Berkeley and Harvard University.[10][11]

IDC Herzliya was ranked first in a survey that examined the treatment in Israeli academic institutions towards students who serve in the IDF. It was the first academic institution to recognize active reserve service as equivalent to academic credits. In addition, IDC students who serve in the reserve forces enjoy significant assistance during their studies.[12]

History[edit]

The Sammy Ofer School of Communications at IDC Herzliya
The Radzyner Law School at IDC Herzliya
IDC School of Entrepreneurship

The campus is located in Herzliya, six miles north of Tel Aviv, on the grounds of a former Israeli Air Force base that served as the first fighter base during the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, and then as the main Anti-aircraft warfare school until 1992.[13]

IDC Herzliya has a highly developed Entrepreneurship Club where you can join a start-up accelerator.[14][15] Herzliya is a major start-up hub in Israel. Fledgling startups and giant multinationals settle down in Herzliya. To name but a few, Apple, Microsoft and IBM are headquartered in Herzliya. The environment for start-ups in Herzliya and Tel-Aviv is more than sufficient to ensure success.[16]

The first class at IDC Herzliya consisted of 360 students. Over the years, leading professors from Israel and the US have joined the faculty, additional schools have been opened and the student body has grown to 6,500. IDC Herzliya was founded on the belief that an independent nonprofit college unfettered by bureaucracy and an external agenda could make a significant contribution to Israeli society and its future leadership. IDC offers innovative interdisciplinary degree programs that employ advanced information technology while providing a solid understanding of the region and its geopolitical relevance in the world.

The IDC Herzliya motto is “Liberty and Responsibility."[17] The school logo is based on the flag that Theodor Herzl, the father of modern Zionism, proposed for the Jewish state.

In 2012, Israel Chemicals helped to found the School of Sustainability, which will focus on environmentally conscious business development and entrepreneurship. Graduates will be awarded a BA in sustainability studies.[18]

Herzliya Conference[edit]

The Herzliya Conference, hosted by the Interdisciplinary Center at Herzliya, is Israel's center stage for the articulation of national policy by its most prominent leaders, including the Israeli President, the Prime Minister, the IDF Chief of General Staff, and the leading contenders for high political office. Among the speakers of Herzliya Conference, Israel’s foremost global policy annual gathering were French president Nicolas Sarkozy, NATO- General Secretary Anders Fogh Rasmussen , US-Secretaries of State, Condoleeza Rice and Dr. Henry Kissinger, British Prime Minister Tony Blair and many more notable participants.[19][20][21][22]

Administration[edit]

Uriel Reichman, president and founder of IDC Herzliya, holds a JSD from the University of Chicago and is the former dean of the Law Faculty at Tel Aviv University. Rafi Melnick is the provost.[23]Amnon Rubinstein, chairperson of the Appointments Committee, is a former Israeli minister of education. Aharon Barak, president emeritus of the Israeli Supreme Court, is a member of the Higher Academic Committee and a lecturer at the Radzyner School of Law at IDC.

Schools[edit]

IDC Herzliya offers degrees in law, business, government, computer science, communications, economics and psychology. It consists of the Radzyner Law School, Arison School of Business, Efi Arazi School of Computer Science, Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy, Sammy Ofer School of Communications, Baruch Ivcher School of Psychology, Tiomkin School of Economics, School of Sustainability Founded by Israel Corp., ICL & ORL, and the Raphael Recanati International School (RRIS).

Raphael Recanati International School[edit]

The Raphael Recanati International School (RRIS) offers programs in English for overseas students. International students learn side by side with Israelis and are involved in all aspects of campus life. The Raphael Recanati International School has grown significantly and now makes up one-fourth of the student body at IDC Herzliya.

Programs offered by RRIS:

  • Business Administration Program (BA & Global MBA);
  • Business Administration and Economics (BA double major);
  • Government Program (BA & MA);
  • Government and Sustainability (BA double major);
  • Communications Program (BA);
  • Psychology (BA);
  • Social Psychology (MA);
  • Organizational Behavior and Development (MA);
  • Computer Science (BSc);
  • Financial Economics (MA);
  • Exchange Programs

Special Programs[edit]

IDC Herzliya offers a variety of leadership programs:

  • Zell Entrepreneurship Program
  • Argov Fellows Program in Leadership and Diplomacy
  • Rabin Leadership Program
  • OFEK Forum for Involvement in Security and Social Issues
  • Honors Track in Decision Making and Strategy
  • Nevzlin Center for Jewish Peoplehood Studies
  • The Israel at Heart Program
  • The Zvi Meitar Institute for Legal Implications of Emerging Technologies (https://www.idc.ac.il/en/research/zmi)

Research[edit]

IDC Herzliya is home to 23 research institutes and centers:

  • Advanced Reality Lab
  • Asper Institute for New Media Diplomacy
  • Center for European Studies
  • Center for Internet Psychology (CIP)
  • Deepness Lab
  • Entrepreneurship Center
  • Fact Center
  • Gazit-Globe Real Estate Institute
  • Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA)
  • IDC Elevator
  • IDC Institute for LD and ADHD
  • IDC Social Cognition and Psychophysiology Laboratory
  • Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT)
  • Institute for Policy and Strategy (IPS)
  • Maytiv Center
  • Media Innovation Lab (miLAB)
  • Nevzlin Center for Jewish Peoplehood Studies
  • POPDM – Political Psychology and Decision Making
  • Program in Applied Decision Analysis (PADA)
  • Project for New Governance in Israel
  • Program in Political Psychology
  • Rothschild Caesarea Center for Capital Markets and Risk Management
  • The Zvi Meitar Institute for Legal Implications of Emerging Technologies
  • Daniel Pearl International Journalism Institute
  • Unit for Applied Neuroscience

Student life[edit]

Radzyner Law School at IDC

Approximately one quarter of the students on campus hail from outside Israel.[24] IDC Herzliya students come from 83 countries to study at the Raphael Recanati International School. IDC Herzliya students initiate, lead and participate in dozens of activities on behalf of the community, including legal aid clinics to help those of limited financial means; programs to mentor and tutor elementary-school pupils; activities for at-risk youth; the ensemble project in which students teach classical music in an underprivileged neighborhood in the city; and dozens of other volunteer initiatives that students launched on behalf of the weaker sectors of the community. Students are also active in a variety of clubs and performing arts groups.

In 2009, Alpha Epsilon Pi, an international Jewish fraternity, opened a branch at IDC, the first college fraternity in Israel.[25]

Debate club[edit]

The Debate Club of the IDC Herzliya is a framework designed to provide the qualifications necessary in the field of speech and rhetoric. In 2012, the debate team of the Raphael Recanati international school won second place in the European championships in Belgrade. It was the only team from Israel to reach the final (in the category of “English as a second language”).

Sports[edit]

In 2012, IDC Herzliya won first place for women’s basketball, first place for men’s beach volleyball, first place men and women’s windsurf and second place for debate.

Programs[edit]

School Name Programs of Study Notes
Radzyner School of Law First degree program: LL.B. plus B.A. in business administration or in government;

Second degree program: LL.M.

First degree program is combined – all students must study to simultaneously earn two different degrees (LL.B. plus B.A.)
Arison School of Business First degree program: B.A. in business administration or in business administration and economics;

Second degree program: M.B.A. in business administration and economics

The B.A program in Business administration offers three major areas of specialization: Finance, Marketing and Internet.[26]
Efi Arazi School of Computer Science First degree program: B.A. in computer science;

Second degree program: M.Sc. in computer science

In this specific B.A program there are no majors or minors specialization programs. However, elective courses are possible to be taken by the program's students and those elective courses are designed specially for Computer Science topics.[27]
Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy First degree program: B.A. in government;

Second degree program: M.A. in government

A Master's program in government has recently been introduced. The program will be launched in October 2008.
Sammy Ofer School of Communications B.A. in communications This program offers its students to choose between three major specializations which are Marketing, Visual Content and Interactive Communications. Students are able also to choose a minor program in entrpreneurship, business administration or government in addition to their degree.[28]
Baruch Ivcher School of Psychology First degree programs: B.A. in Psychology;

Second degree program: M.A. in Psychology

Possible complementary domains: business administration, government, communications or social thought.[29]
Tiomkin School of Economics B.A. in Economics Different versions of this program are offered: First option is a double major in Economics with another equal major in Accounting, Business Administration or Sustainability. Second option is to choose a minor studies division in Network Science, Computer Science, Public Administration, Business Administration or Psychology.[30]
School of Sustainability B.A in Sustainabilityoisffered onby the IDC ly together with another main B.A subject as Government or Economics.s[clarification needed]
Raphael Recanati International School B.A. in business administration;Second degree program: MBA in business administration; M.A. in Organizational Behavior and Development

B.A. in government;M.A. in government

B.A. in communications

B.A. in Psychology

B.Sc. in Computer Science

Programs' contents are equal to those of the same programs in other IDC schools, but the language of instruction is, instead, English.
Adelson School of Entrepreneurship Full degree is not offered at the moment but special academic programs are available for relevant applicants. To name a few: IDC Beyond,[31] Zell,[32] CO-OP Startup Experience[33] and more...

Notable faculty[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]

Board of Directors[edit]

International Advisory Board[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Michelzon, Tomer (21 April 2014). "Ivy League-inspired Education in Israel" – via Haaretz.
  2. ^ Mualem, Mazal (24 April 2006). "Reichman Leaves Kadima and Politics; 'Olmert Broke Promise Sharon Made'" – via Haaretz.
  3. ^ "Council for Higher Education".
  4. ^ IDC Herzliya becomes Israel's first private university 21 Mar, 2018 12:30 Omri Zerachovitz, Globes
  5. ^ "IDC Herzliya Academic Brochure" (PDF).
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  7. ^ "Data" (PDF). portal.idc.ac.il.
  8. ^ "International IHL Competitions - Alma-IHL". www.alma-ihl.org.
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  10. ^ "Strategic Partners". portal.idc.ac.il.
  11. ^ "International Study Opportunities - MBA Program".
  12. ^ "MAKING A DIFFERENCE" – via Haaretz.
  13. ^ Herzliya Interdisciplinary Center: The base that made history, Walla!, 2003-05-08 Archived 2017-03-15 at the Wayback Machine.
  14. ^ "Meet Israel's top 10 startup accelerators".
  15. ^ Servas, Lior. "Israel's Trendiest High-Tech Neighborhoods".
  16. ^ "Fewer Israelis opening US start-ups, new study shows".
  17. ^ "Israel News - The Jerusalem post". www.jpost.com.
  18. ^ Rinat, Zafrir (28 March 2018). "New Sustainability School at Israeli University to Be Funded by Major Polluting Firms" – via Haaretz.
  19. ^ "Welcome to the Institute for Policy and Strategy and The Herzliya Conference". www.herzliyaconference.org.
  20. ^ IPS & HerzliyaConference המכון למדיניות ואסטרטגיה (9 February 2011). "H.E. Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Secretary General of NATO - Herzliya Conference 2011" – via YouTube.
  21. ^ Lauder School (27 August 2010). "Tony Blair's speech at the Lauder School of Government, IDC Herzliya PART 1/2" – via YouTube.
  22. ^ "Prime Minister's Speech at the Herzliya Conference". 18 December 2003 – via Haaretz.
  23. ^ "Prof. Rafi Melnick - IDC Herzliya". portal.idc.ac.il.
  24. ^ Article at Jerusalem Post 10 April 2016 accessed 30 January 2017
  25. ^ "Country's first college fraternity opens. IDC Herzliya holding initiation ceremony today".
  26. ^ "Business School in Israel: Undergraduate Programs– IDC Herzliya". portal.idc.ac.il. Retrieved 2016-04-10.
  27. ^ "Courses". portal.idc.ac.il. Retrieved 2016-04-10.
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  29. ^ "BA in Psychology - IDC Herzliya". portal.idc.ac.il. Retrieved 2016-04-10.
  30. ^ "BA Program". portal.idc.ac.il. Retrieved 2016-04-10.
  31. ^ "IDC Beyond". portal.idc.ac.il. Retrieved 2016-04-10.
  32. ^ "Zell Entrepreneurship Program". portal.idc.ac.il. Retrieved 2016-04-10.
  33. ^ "CO-OP Startup Experience Course". portal.idc.ac.il. Retrieved 2016-04-10.
  34. ^ "(Hebrew video), 2:50". Celebs.walla.co.il. Retrieved September 19, 2011.
  35. ^ "(Hebrew article)". Ifeel.co.il. Retrieved September 19, 2011.

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