The Campus: An Academic VillageIDC Herzliya’s campus is located close to an urban area with one of the highest concentrations of high-tech ﬁrms in Israel, yet the campus itself has a pastoral character. The campus is an academic village designed to create a stimulating learning and research environment. It serves some 3,400 students and is designed to ultimately serve as many as 5,500. Visitors ﬁnd it hard to believe that it was built on the foundations of a dilapidated military training base.
The elegant, modern buildings housing the Arison School of Business, the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy and the Marc Rich Library all were awarded the prestigious Zeev and Yacov Rechter Prize in Architecture in 2005. Like the new buildings for the Eﬁ Arazi School of Computer Science and the Sammy Ofer School of Communications, they are equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure designed to enhance the learning experience through digital presentations, studio learning and video conferencing. Podiums in lecture halls are equipped with multimedia computer links to the campus network, the Internet, cable TV and videoconferencing facilities. A wireless Internet network provides Internet access from selected spots on campus.
Lawns, gardens and ﬂowerbeds connect the lecture halls, library, faculty ofﬁces and computer labs to recreational areas, such as student and faculty lounges, the cafeteria and the campus bookstore. Archaeological treasures and works by local and international artists – on loan or donated by IDC Herzliya friends – adorn the walls of meeting rooms and halls around the campus. Two interesting spots on campus are the sculpture garden and the exhibition on “Business and Government in the Land of Israel in Ancient Times.”