The Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya is a private, not-for-profit, nonsectarian research university in Israel. It was founded in 1994 by Uriel Reichman. It is located at Herzliya, in the Tel Aviv District, and is classified as an independent non-budgeted academic institution.
The campus is located in Herzliya, six miles north of Tel Aviv, on the grounds of a former Israeli Air Force base.
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.
Uriel Reichmann, 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.Amnon Rubinstein, chairperson of the Appointments Committee, is a former Israeli minister of education.
IDC Herzliya offers degrees in law, business, government, computer science, communications, economics and psychology. IDC Herzliya’s interdisciplinary programs equip students with in-depth knowledge in their areas of study and the ability to work effectively across disciplines.