The Lauder-Reut Educational Complex, Romania (Hebrew "reut" = "friendship") is a part of a generous educational project, initiated in the 80’s and supported by the Ronald S. Lauder Foundation in 15 other European countries, founded by the renown businessman and philanthropist, former US Ambassador to Vienna, Mr. Ronald S. Lauder. Established in 1997, the Lauder Reut School Complex carries the mission stated by the international Ronald S. Lauder Foundation, to revive and preserve the Jewish culture and Hebrew language in the European Diaspora, devastated by Holocaust and the Communist regime. The complex, as well as the other 50 similar educational institutions, has been rapidly developing on the multicultural background, with a bilingual educational offer (Romanian-English), under the authorization of the Romanian Ministry of Education and Research. Now Lauder-Reut hosts over 400 students in the kindergarten, lower and middle school, and it has become one of the elite private schools in Romania, which have developed as a successful alternative to the public schools in the country. In the school year 2006-2007, The Lauder-Reut High School opened with a theoretic profile (arts and science) and an extra school offer of business, media and diplomacy.