Meet Karthikeyan Pandi, PhD Dental Student

Karthikeyan Pandi is a PhD student in the Faculty of Dental Medicine. Hailing from India, he chose to study at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem because it would best prepare him for a career conducting dental research.

Before arriving at the Hebrew University, Karthikeyan had been exposed to HUJI research and publications, which helped solidify his decision to pursue graduate studies in Jerusalem.

My education has given me a solid foundation for a career in research, and I am so glad I made the decision to come here. … I am lucky enough to have access to everything that HUJI can offer.

Moving to a foreign country, Karthikeyan wasn’t sure what to expect. He’s surrounded by different languages and is working to learn both Hebrew and Arabic. “I have been enjoying the peace of Shabbath, which you can't find in India,” Karthikeyan says. He enjoys immersing himself in the beauty and history of the Old City.

But in the present, Karthikeyan has found that the University is an excellent way to encounter different cultures and communities, alongside a rigorous academic program. He says, “Apart from the difficulties associated with the language, HUJI seems the best in its hospitality for foreign students.”


January 2020

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