By Simon Rocker, November 24, 2011
She is president of Israel's largest higher education institution. But it's not Tel Aviv University or the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Professor Hagit Messer-Yaron heads the Open University, which has 46,000 students on its books.
Founded in 1974, the university plays a vital role in making higher education more accessible in a country whose economy depends on a skilled work force.