Celebrating the 8 days of Hanukkah – Day 6
December 29, 2016
This year, we are celebrating the 8 days of Hanukkah with 8 of the Hebrew University’s bright students.
On each day we will be posting a picture along with a q&a.
For the 6th day of Hanukkah meet Ahmad Radwan, PhD Student:
Ahmad is 31 years old and is from Gaza, and currently lives in Bethlehem. He completed his bachelors’ degree in Gaza, and a master’s degree in Europe. Ahmad is the first student from Gaza to study at the Hebrew University in the past ten years.
“I chose the Hebrew University because it is a great university and one of the best in the Middle East.”
What are you researching?
“My current doctoral research is in stem cell biology; I’m exploring how to convert cells from one type to another. We are hoping that we will discover a therapeutic potential in addition to our basic understanding of the process.”
What is your favorite holiday memory?
My favorite holiday is Eid al-Fitr, which is the celebration following Ramadan. After fasting we celebrate with our friends, family and neighbors. We enjoy great food and celebrate together as a community.
What was a miracle that happened to you this year?
The fact that I was able to join the program, has been a miracle, especially considering that I’m the first from Gaza in at least ten years.