20 of 2020: Ragad has become completely fascinated by the wonders of vaccines

(22-12-2020) We are nearing the end of this strange and special year, 2020. Time to reflect on the status quo.

20 people with links to Ghent University were selected at random. They tell us what 2020 meant to them, what they will carry over to next year and above all: what they hope for in 2021.

Ragad Haj Ali is doing her first bachelor in pharmaceutical sciences, but has already been through a lot in her life. “In 2014, I fled to Belgium from Syria, because of the war. After just one year of Dutch lessons I started secondary school. My lessons always took me longer, because I still needed to master the language better.” Meanwhile, she is proud to have the opportunity to study at Ghent University. She remains positive, despite the many challenges. “Higher education has become extra challenging due to the epidemic. However, I try to keep my head up, and to focus on what I’ve already achieved.”

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