Ideal of Interdisciplinary Studies

The Interdisciplinary Center’s name reflects its commitment to the ideal of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary studies. This ideal, coupled with diversity, is essential for coping with the reality of the modern world and is critical to creativity, entrepreneurship and innovation.

Diversity as a Tool for Success

Studies have shown that heterogeneous teams of individuals from many different backgrounds and various disciplines have a higher chance of success than homogeneous teams. The reason for this is rooted in the fact that multiple perspectives are important when integrating ideas in order to create something new. Indeed, there are some researchers who claim that we never really find anything new. Rather, we combine existing ideas to form new and innovative ways of thinking.

The IDC Beyond Group

The group assembled for the IDC Beyond program will be both culturally and professionally diverse.  Culturally, the group will comprise 20 participants from Israel alongside 20 participants from all over the world, from countries such as India, China, Germany, the United States and many others. Professionally, participants will come from various fields, such as natural sciences, life sciences, engineering, computer science, law, business, communications, design, the arts and humanities.

Do you have what it takes?