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Jani Paulin’s Doctoral Defence Day – Long Process Culminated in the Most Important Moment of the Career


The doctoral thesis defence day is one of the most important days for a doctoral researcher. The years of preparation come to an end, and the next chapter on the academic career may begin. Jani Paulin, who defended his doctoral dissertation in the field of Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care, Emergency Care and Pain Medicine to graduate as Doctor of Philosophy on 7 October describes his important day as an emotional and positive experience.

Academic Celebrations and Traditions

The University of Turku was established in 1920. Funded with a public fundraising, the University of Turku was the first Finnish-language university in the world. However, the roots of academic traditions go back to the 13th century, when people left Turku for Central Europe to study at university. Initiated by Queen Christina of Sweden, the country’s first university, the Royal Academy of Turku, was established in Turku in 1640.