Applying for the Title of Docent

The University may award the title of dosentti (docent) to a person who has comprehensive knowledge of his or her own field, a capacity for independent research or artistic work demonstrated through publication or some other manner, and good teaching skills.


Since 1 January 2010, a docent is no longer in an employment relationship with the University solely on the basis of the docentship.

The University has given guidelines about the Title of dosentti (docent) and awarding it.


Docent committee of the Faculty of Medicine (1.4.2014-31.3.2018)


Professor Risto Huupponen



HR Planning OfficerTaina Karjalainen




professor Jorma Toppari
professor Juha Grönroos
professor Johannes Savolainen
professor Riitta Suhonen
professori Timo Närhi


 Contact Information

HR Planning Officer
Taina Karjalainen
Tel. +358 2 333 5574

Instructions for the applicants


Meeting Schedule of the Docent Committee

  • 22.8.2017
  • 19.9.2017
  • 24.10.2017
  • 21.11.2017
  • 14.12.2017


Please send your application two weeks prior to the conference dates.