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 (1.4.2018-31.3.2022)

Professor Jorma Toppari

HR Secretary Anne Saarenpää 

professor Eeva-Liisa Eskelinen
professor Juha Grönroos
professor Timo Närhi
professor Johannes Savolainen
apulaisprofessori Anna Axelin


 Contact Information

Anne Saarenpää
HR Secretary
HR Services
Visiting address:
Medisiina Service Point
Medisiina C7 floor, room C713c
University of Turku

Postal address:
FI-20014 University of Turku

Instructions for the applicants

Meeting Schedule of the Docent Committee

  • 16.10.2018
  • 13.11.2018
  • 13.12.2018

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