Prof. yifat bitton- President of Achva Academic College

Prof. Yifat Bitton – President, graduated from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem with an LL.B. and an LL.M., (magna cum laude). Additionally, she holds an LL.M. (with Honors) from Yale University Law School. She received her Ph.D. from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Law School and has and spent her postdoc year as a Fulbright fellow at Harvard University Law School.
 Prof. Bitton was appointed as President of Achva Academic College of Education and Science on October 1, 2020, following a 11-year term as Associate Professor at the College of Management Striks Law School in Israel. During her career, she has served as Adjunct Professor at various Israeli law schools.
Prof. Bitton taught for 5 years as an Affiliated Transnational Visiting Professor at Peking University School of Transnational Law. She was also a visiting professor at New York University. Prof. Bitton is a legal academic and social activist, specializing in gender equality, anti-discrimination and tort law and have published substantially in these fields.
 Prof. Bitton has been shortlisted twice (2016 and 2017) for Israel’s Supreme Court, making history as the youngest woman to ever appear on the list and the first woman of Mizrahi descent.
Prof. Bitton is the Director and Founder of a number of civil society non-profit and pro-bono legal organizations and currently serves as the Chair of "Tmura Center" for the promotion of equality, which she co-founded 15 years ago. For her long-lasting human rights work.
 Prof. Bitton has won myriad social and legal awards and prizes, among them: The Aliance Prize for Education and Social Change; The Minister of Social Equality and President's Award for Organizations Fighting Violence against Women (Tmura); "Honoris Causa" Award of the Israeli Bar Association; The Safra Award for Excellence and Contribution to Israeli Society; The Hadassah Foundation Bernice Tennenbaum Prize for innovative feminist; The Human Rights Activist Award of The London Human Rights Annual Dinner and Dafna Izraeli Fund’s Prize for Israeli Feminist Leadership.
 Prof. Bitton was also Nominated Forbes' 50 Most Influential Women in Israel.