The title of docent

The title of docent ('dosentti') may be awarded to a person who has comprehensive knowledge of his or her own field, a capacity for independent research demonstrated through publications or some other manner, and good teaching skills. The title of docent does not constitute an employment relationship with the University. The English-language equivalent of the Finnish title dosentti is 'title of docent' (not 'adjunct professor').

At the University of Helsinki, the title of docent is granted by the Chancellor on the proposal of the faculty council. Further information about applying for the title of docent can be found on faculty-specific websites.