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30 Years of IDC Now Reichman University

"Sometimes far away, maybe once in your life, you hear an inner voice that says "you" to you. Go and make a mission. A mission that has risks, but it stems from your inner being, from your past, from who you are. The Interdisciplinary Center (now Reichman University) was for such a moment". Exactly 30 years ago, on May 11, 1994, Professor Uriel Reichman laid the foundations for the establishment of a University in the city of Herzliya: a university that will nurture freedom of thought, research, and self-fulfillment. A university that will undergo interdisciplinary training. Cultivate scientific and professional excellence and provide its students with a broad cultural background and a vision for the international horizon (from the proclamation).

Prof. Reichman has set out his main mission: train the country’s future leaders of Israel. These values ​​received practical expressions in campus life - starting with special criteria for accepting candidates with leadership potential, in diverse programs for leadership development, in entrepreneurship education that runs as the second thread in campus activities, and in a world-wide global community that grew around the Raphael Recanati International School thanks to which Reichman University became the leading international academic institution in Israel.

Prof. Uriel Reichman: "The success of the place came first and foremost because the students put their trust in us. The students came here because they saw that we had built an innovative academic institution that pulsates with a spirit of modern pioneering, openness, and humanity. From day one we said that we believe that our graduates came into life with intentions to fulfill their ambitions but in the same breath we told them that a life without commitment and concern for Israeli society and the country, is a meager and meaningless life." Since then our shared journey has continued, along with the wonderful faculty, students, and graduates, who make us immensely proud. The achievements are numerous and unprecedented and the hand is still intact.

May the ability to dream and achieve, to act faithfully to academic values, a commitment to training future leaders, and maintaining the existence and values of Israeli society - shape the path of our university also in the next 30 years.

Pictured L-R: May 1994: Mayor of Herzliya, Eli Landau; Israeli President Ezer Weizmann; Prof. Uriel Reichman; Rabbi Lau 


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