IDC Herzliya, the first private institution of higher education in Israel, opened its doors in 1994 thanks to the vision of Prof. Uriel Reichman.
IDC Herzliya's ten schools offer innovative, dynamic undergraduate and graduate programs that educate Israel's future business, juridical, high-tech, communications, economics and civic leaders.
All of the academic programs provide students with both the solid theoretical background and the practical interdisciplinary skills that are essential for success in the 21st century.
Many IDC Herzliya alumni have gone on to hold key positions at government agencies, leading high-tech companies and financial institutions.
IDC Herzliya is unique in its educational methods, which are based on an interdisciplinary approach and the teaching of information technology and global markets. We combine theory with real world experience and provide our students with proficiencies.
Our basic outlook, which is rooted in the twin concepts of individual freedom and responsibility, emphasizes student entrepreneurship and leadership alongside commitment to community service.
Principles and Aims
1. The Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya aims to train the future leaders of the State of Israel, to nurture a financial, political, technological, and legal leadership of the highest caliber. The Interdisciplinary Center's innovative approach is considerably different from that of other academic institutions in Israel in that it involves integrating disciplines and great responsibility to society.
2. The Interdisciplinary Center aspires to provide its graduates with a profound and extensive education in a variety of arenas, and to motivate them to utilize the interdisciplinary approach that is an indispensable ingredient of success in the international business arena in the 21st Century.
3. The Interdisciplinary Center will meticulously seek to employ on its faculty qualified teachers of international repute who combine academic excellence with real-world experience.
4. The Interdisciplinary Center is a non-profit institution that was established to serve the public. The center does not receive assistance from the government budgetary system for higher education and enjoys complete academic and administrative freedom.
5. The Interdisciplinary Center will charge its students a realistic tuition, which takes into account their financial capacity, and will select and remunerate its academic and professional staff members based on their qualifications.
6. The Interdisciplinary Center will be involved in the life of the community in which it functions and will utilize the best of the talent and resources at its disposal to contribute to the community.
7. The Interdisciplinary Center sees itself as committed to the fundamental principles of a free and tolerant society, starting with the freedom of each individual for self-realization in every aspect of his or her intellectual and practical life. The center will work to strengthen these principles in Israeli society and to encourage its students to act in their spirit.
IDC HERZLIYA’S motto is "freedom and responsibility."
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