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Picture of Ayelet CalafAyelet CalafMs.Manager of International Programs Office+972-52-4224663Sapir Academic Collegeayeletcalaf@gmail.comAyelet Calaf holds a BA. In Technology and Marketing with a wide range of understanding and experience in organizational behaviour and international projects. Her main interest is to utilize educational efforts on how skilled people with diverse backgrounds and cultural values can work together effectively and efficiently in a social technology communicated world.
Few important aspects of her projects experience is practicing and applying how distance learning models and tools can enable interaction among groups in international HEI projects.
Picture of Hanan MaozHanan MaozDr.Head of International Programs Office+972-54-4345035Sapir Academic
Picture of Bente Monica AakreBente Monica AakreDr.Head of Department+47 913 58 525University of South-Eastern Norwaybentema@usn.noOptometrist, teaching and research areas is tear film, dry eyes, refractive surgery, cornea, contact lens complications
Picture of Shlomo SchraderShlomo SchraderDr. Academic DirectorBar Ilan Dr. Shlomo Schrader received his B.A from Yeshiva University in 1978 and his Doctorate in Optometry from the State University of New York in 1982. He has served as Senior Lecturer and Academic Director in the BarIlan School of Optometry since 1995. He lectures in the field of General Optometry, Contact Lenses, Low Vision, Ocular Pathology and Orthoptics. His research field, Binocular Vision, concentrates on the visual adaptation of Anomalous Retinal Correspondence following surgery to correct strabismus
Picture of Uri PolatUri PolatProf.Head of the new Department of Optometry and Vision Science Bar Ilan UniversityProf. Uri Polat is a neuroscientist specializing in brain plasticity and cerebral visual processes, and has developed an effective visual simulation technology. Until recently Prof. Polat was the director of the Visual and Clinical Neuroscience Laboratory at the Eye Research Institute at the Sheba Medical Center, Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University. He received his PhD in Brain Research from the Weizmann Institute of Science. Prof. Polat was also a Fellow and Associate Scientist at the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute in San-Francisco, CA for several years. His past experience as an optometrist was an instrumental factor in developing his visual treatment methods. Prof. Polat is Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of GlassesOff, Inc. (a digital platform for restoring near vision), and was the Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of NeuroVision, Inc. He is a member of several international scientific organizations, serves as a reviewer in many scientific journals, and is an Editorial Board Member in Nature’s Scientific Reports
ScreenpicAnnemarie BrouwerMSc.Lecturer in clinical optometry and EBP, EBP Coordinator+31645323425University of Applied Sciences,
Picture of Catherine SuttleCatherine SuttleDrSenior Lecturer+44 207 040 8874City, University of
Picture of Ellen SvarverudEllen SvarverudDrTeam Leader for Optometry and Lighting Design+47 93413220University of South-Eastern
Picture of Núria Tomás CorominasNúria Tomás CorominasDrDirector of the University Vision Center+34937398651School of Optics and Optometry of Terrassa, Polytechnic University of
Picture of Nagaraju KondaNagaraju KondaDrAssistant Professor +91 7702 506 517University of Nagaraju Konda has completed his undergraduate studies with distinction and Gold Medal from Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Medical College, School of Optometry, Pune. He has completed his Fellowship in Clinical Optometry from L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, and Diploma in Teaching Higher Education from Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore. He later completed PhD and postdoctoral fellowship under guidance of Prof Mark Willcox at University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. He has worked in the areas contact lenses, corneal inflammation and antimicrobial contact lenses. He was awarded prestigious Australian Government’s Endeavour International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (EIPRS) award from Government of Australia and an Optometry and Vision Science Top-up Scholarship from the University of New South Wales for his Doctoral Degree. He won the grand prize for his photograph entry to the American Academy of Optometry, Phoenix, USA, 2012. He is the recipient of several scholarships and travel grants to make presentations at national and international conferences. He has published his work in several international scientific journals in the area of contact lenses and ocular inflammation. Dr. Konda was Manager and project lead for ophthalmic medical devices prototyping and testing at Brien Holden Vision India and Srujana Center for Innovation, L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad. Dr. Konda was the mentor for The Foldable Phoropter group that won the USD 50000, 2nd place in Clearly Vision prize 2016 U.K. for creating a minimalistic but robust paper device to measure the refractive error of the human eye. In 2017 he mentored another group of budding engineers to facilitate 3D imaging of the pre-ocular tear lipid layer. He is a founding president of Alumni of L V Prasad Eye Institute Optometrists and Treasurer for Australian Alumni Association, Hyderabad Chapter.
Picture of Joan GispetsJoan GispetsMr.Dean+34 655916704School of Optics and Optometry of Terrassa, Polytechnic University of
Picture of Maaike DooperMaaike DooperDr.Coordinator004798694319University of South-Eastern Norway
Picture of Magnar SommerstadMagnar SommerstadFinancial Advisor+4745510719University of South-Eastern
Picture of Keerti Bhusan PradhanKeerti Bhusan PradhanProf.Manager-OCULUS Project+91-9501119651Chitkara School of Health Sciences- Chitkara Keerti Bhusan Pradhan is a Healthcare Management Professional with 20 years of experience with Primary Eye care and Optometry education sector.
He is involved in public health eye care and community ophthalmology teaching and training and research.

He is a professor of Chitkara School of Health Sciences, Chitkara University, Punjab, India
Prof Preethi-Dean Chitkara School of Health Sciences, Chitkara UniversityPreethi JohnProfDEAN+91-9501105731Chitkara School of Health Sciences- Chitkara Preethi John is a PhD with teaching and training experience for 20 years. She is currently the Dean of Chitkara School of Health Sciences, Chitkara University, Punjab.
She has 13 years of experience in Eyecare, Ophthalmology and Optometry Training and Capacity Building and Pedagogy.
Picture of noy shashuanoy shashuaMs. Manager in the International Programs Office+972 54-808-2670 Sapir Academic CollegeNoy Shashua is an undergraduate student, completing her studies in technology marketing fields.
Her practice and internship efforts are focussed on the ICT industry, entrepreneurship, and Cyber.
Noy is a project coordinator in the International Programs Office at Sapir College.