Initiated in 2006 by leading hi-tech and IT companies and approved by the Ministry of Education in 2011, Dan Academic Center (DAC) provides access to academic studies and employment in the hi-tech and IT industries. DAC is a public non-profit academic college that offers undergraduate programs in computer science, management information systems and business administration. In 2012, it enrolled 180 students, 7% of whom come from the social and geographic periphery. In 2013, DAC merged with the College for Academic Studies at Or Yehuda (MLA), a leading institution in its fields of studies, combining up-to-date education with practical and applied approaches that provide graduates with teh ability to successfully face real world challenges. DAC now sits under the larger umbrella of MLA.
The Dan School for Hi Tech Professions provides academic degrees, mentorship and job placement in the hi-tech and IT fields for 130 students from low socioeconomic backgrounds.