Reichman University

Reichman University (Hebrew: אוניברסיטת רייכמן) is Israel's only private university, located in Herzliya, Tel Aviv District. It was founded in 1994 as the IDC Herzliya private college, before being rebranded in 2021.

Reichman University
Reichman University.svg
Former name
IDC Herzliya (private college; 1994–2021)
TypePrivate university (2021–present)
Established11 May 1994
PresidentRafi Melnick
Ha-Universita Street 8
Herzliya, Israel

32°10′35.67″N 34°50′08.25″E / 32.1765750°N 34.8356250°E / 32.1765750; 34.8356250Coordinates: 32°10′35.67″N 34°50′08.25″E / 32.1765750°N 34.8356250°E / 32.1765750; 34.8356250
Academic rankings

It receives no direct government funding, and in August 2021 became Israel's first private university.[2]


Reichmann University was founded in 1994 by Uriel Reichman as the Israeli private college Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC Herzliya, Hebrew: המרכז הבינתחומי הרצליה).[3]

The campus is located in the city of Herzliya, Israel, six miles north of the city Tel Aviv, on the grounds of a former Israeli Air Force base. It served the first squadron of the air force for three months in the War of Independence.[4]

In 2009, Alpha Epsilon Pi opened the first college fraternity in Israel at the IDC.[5]

In 2012, the college attracted controversy for the School of Sustainability being funded by Israel's major polluting companies.[6]

In 2018, the college was authorized by the state council to run several doctoral courses but was not permitted to brand itself as a university.[2] In 2021, the college was permitted to brand itself as a university.[7]

The school does not receive direct government funding.[2]

Academic rankingEdit

In its 2022 rankings, Times Higher Education rated the university in the 801–1000th bracket.[8]


The university's faculties are:

  • Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy[9]
  • Raphael Recanati International School
  • Arison School of Business
  • Efi Arazi School of Computer Science
  • Sammy Ofer School of Communications
  • Baruch Ivcher School of Psychology
  • Tiomkin School of Economics
  • School of Sustainability and Law

Herzliya ConferenceEdit

The Herzliya Conference is a forum for policy speeches which is hosted by the Interdisciplinary Center at Herzliya.[citation needed]


Key staff include:

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "World University Rankings 2023". Times Higher Education. Retrieved 25 February 2023.
  2. ^ a b c "IDC Herzliya to change its name to Reichman University". The Jerusalem Post | Retrieved 4 June 2020.
  3. ^ Mualem, Mazal (24 April 2006). "Reichman Leaves Kadima and Politics; 'Olmert Broke Promise Sharon Made'". Haaretz.
  4. ^ Herzliya Interdisciplinary Center: The base that made history, Walla!, 2003-05-08 Archived 2017-03-15 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Country's first college fraternity opens. IDC Herzliya holding initiation ceremony today". Archived from the original on 10 June 2014.
  6. ^ Rinat, Zafrir (28 March 2018). "New Sustainability School at Israeli University to Be Funded by Major Polluting Firms". Haaretz.
  7. ^ "IDC Herzliya to become university following state approval". The Times of Israel. 17 August 2021. Retrieved 24 August 2021.
  8. ^ "IDC Herzliya". Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Times Higher Education. Retrieved 24 February 2020.
  9. ^ "Brochure".
  10. ^ "Prof. Alex Mintz was appointed Provost; Prof. Ariel Shamir was appointed Dean of Efi Arazi School of Computer Science".