Interdisciplinary Center

Interdisciplinary Center


name = Interdisciplinary Center
established = 1994
type = Private
dean= Uriel Reichman
city = Herzliya
country = Israel
students = 7,000
staff= ~1,000
campus = Urban
website= []

The Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) ( _he. המרכז הבינתחומי) is a private (non-profit) college located in Herzlia, Israel.

The languages of instruction in the Interdisciplinary Center are Hebrew and English.


Founded in 1994 by Professor Uriel Reichman, the Interdisciplinary Center is Israel's first private educational institution. The IDC provides an interdisciplinary education, which combines academic study with practical training. The Interdisciplinary Center aims to create an environment where personal achievement goes hand-in-hand with social responsibility, as well as an international atmosphere. This is achieved by having, in all of the programs taught mainly in Hebrew, mandatory courses in English.

chools and research institutes

As of 2007, its student population consists of 3,000 undergraduate students and 1,200 graduate students, enrolled at IDC's six schools:

*Radzyner School of Law
*Arison School of Business
*Efi Arazi School of Computer Science
*Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy
*Sammy Ofer School of Communications
*The New School of Psychology

*Raphael Recanati International School (RRIS) - As of 2008, 850 students from 56 countries are studying full-degree programs in English. The Interdisciplinary Center is currently the only Israeli institute in which one can complete a B.A. and an M.A. studied solely in English.

IDC's research institutes include the:
*Institute for Policy and Strategy (IPS), which organizes the "Herzliya Conference" every year
*International Policy Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT)
*Caesarea Edmond Benjamin de Rothschild Center for Capital Markets and Risk Management
*Global Research in International Affairs Center (GLORIA)
*Center for European Studies


Notable faculty

*Prof. Aharon Barak (Former President of the Israeli Supreme Court)
*Prof. Alan Dershowitz (Former Prof. at Harvard Law and a reputed American lawyer)
*Prof. Amnon Rubinstein (Former Minister of Communications, Education)
*Prof. Shimon Schocken
*Prof. Gadi Taubenfeled
*Dr. Isaac BerzinFact|date=June 2008 (Founder of GreenFuel Technologies Corporation, named to Time 100 Most Influential List)
*Amb. Avi Primor (Former ambassador to Germany, Belgium and the European Union)
*Prof. Uzi Arad (Former Director of Intelligence at the Mossad; Advisor to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu)
*Dr. Boaz Ganor (Executive Director of the International Policy Institute for Counter-Terrorism [ICT] )
*Prof. Oded Oran (Former Ambassador to both Jordan and the European Union)
*Dr. Keren Eyal (Researcher on Sex & Socialization subjects, currently lecturing Propaganda lessons)
*Prof. Robert Finkel Esq. (Tax and business law professor and lawyer in the United States Of America)

ee also

*List of universities and colleges in Israel

External links

* [ Interdisciplinary Center]

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