In 1994, a new dimension was added to Israeli academia — the country’s first private institution of higher education and research. IDC Herzliya was founded by Prof. Uriel Reichman, who gathered a group of professors with a common dream: They believed that an independent non-profit university, unfettered by bureaucracy and an external agenda, could make a significant contribution to Israeli society and its future leadership. Prof. Reichman aimed to create an Israeli university for the third millennium — a university where personal achievement goes hand in hand with social responsibility.

Through its renowned academic program, the School of Communications at IDC prepares students to play an active role in the modern communications arena. The school’s facilities, including state-of-the-art broadcasting and production studios, provide students and journalists with the professional resources and technology they need to excel in the age of new media.

After reporter and musician Daniel Pearl was kidnapped and murdered in Pakistan by terrorists in 2002, his family and friends came together to work toward a more humane world. A non-profit organization was formed in Daniel’s name to promote cross-cultural understanding, diminish ethnic and religious hatred, encourage responsible and creative journalism, and unite people through the universal language of music.