University LifeStudent messages
- Doctoral Course 3rd year
- from Indonesia
Coming all the way from Indonesia to pursue higher education in Japan is such an amazing experience. It has been a blessing to gain the opportunity to experience diverse traditions, unveil new tastes, meet people from different cultural backgrounds, and make good friendships. Having decided to study abroad at Tohoku University has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. As well as being one of the most popular university in Japan, Tohoku University can also count itself among the best public university in Japan. Getting an opportunity to become a part as a PhD student in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Graduate School of Dentistry, Tohoku University is like a dream comes true. Since my first year as a PhD student, the faculty provides a perfect learning atmosphere to broaden my knowledge in relation to bone biology research as well as to improve my clinical experience through weekly journal and book clubs, seminars, orthodontic typodont courses, and clinical courses.
The faculty also allows you to get a supportive environment, where colleagues, supervisors, and faculty members are very friendly and helpful towards my PhD life. In addition, Graduate School of Dentistry offers a great platform for me to participate both scientific national and international conferences where I can expand my knowledge and skill, meet, learn and interact with experts, clinicians, scientists, researchers, and colleagues all over the world.
Studying at Tohoku University always encourages me to become an independent learner which will be a key skill to overcome new challenges in a new place. I can openly share my idea and opinion, improve my independent and critical thinking skills, and build my creativity.
Everything about my experience in Tohoku University is better than I had expected. I am truly grateful for having a memory to cherish for a lifetime.