6/5/2011
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IDC Herzliya was ranked first in a survey that examined the treatment in Israeli academic institutions towards students who serve in the IDF reserve forces
IDC Herzliya was the first academic institution to recognize active reserve service as equivalent to academic credits. In addition, IDC students who serve in the reserve forces enjoy significant assistance during their studies

In a survey that was conducted by the IDF unit in charge of the reserve officers and the Association of Students in Israel, that examined the treatment towards students serving in the IDF reserves, IDC Herzliya was ranked first place among all the institutions surveyed.

According to the survey conducted among about 3000 students studying in 25 institutions of higher education, IDC is the academic institution that provides the best conditions to students who serve in the IDF reserves, among all the surveyed academic institutions in Israel, universities and colleges.

The following table presents the first Top Ten institutions, according to the final weighted score:

Academic Institution

Final weighted score

1

IDC Herzliya

66.07

2

Ariel University Center of Samaria

56.25

3

Peres Academic Center

54.05

4

The Technion

53.17

5

Ono Academic College

51.8

6

Ruppin Academic Center

51.45

7

Tel-Hai College

50.68

8

Oranim College

47.27

9

Shenkar College

45.8

10

Tel Aviv University

44.22



 

IDC Herzliya feels tremendous respect and appreciation towards students serving in the IDF, and was the first academic institution to recognize an active reserve duty as equivalent to volunteering activities, which provides academic credits. In addition, IDC provides students serving in the reserves significant facilitations, including assistance in completing the material missed during their time of absence, exemptions from various payments etc.

One of the main goals of IDC Herzliya is to foster leadership qualities among its students, and as a result accepts candidates based on proven leadership capabilities, including service in security forces, elite units and officer command positions, due to their great contribution to the state of Israel.