Reichman law students Aseel Kasab and Shira Shturman were selected to take part and made it past the initial written phase of the competition.
Herzliya researchers have developed a unique technology that uses the sense of touch to help understand speech and sound.
"A very exciting day," said President Herzog. "Education is the most fundamental root of a society's ability to function."
Professor Reichman founded the Interdisciplinary Center in May of 1994 with 240 students — Today Reichman University boasts more than 9,000.
A new breed of counter terrorism education
Reichman spoke at a festive farewell event held at the university campus, with the participation of faculty members, donors, friends and graduates of the institution.
"The IDC is suitable as a university, guaranteeing excellent academic and research standards, that meets the required standards for a university."
A memorandum between the Abba Eban and Derasat Institute is the latest in a string of collaborations between Israel and like-minded countries in the Middle East.
Joey Low, a native New Yorker who made aliyah to Israel, was honored by the IDC for his contributions to the Ethiopian-Israeli community
The study found two main factors holding the Arab population back: low digital literacy and poor infrastructure.