The University of Helsinki’s Faculty of Arts is Finland’s leading centre of humanities research ranging from ancient languages and cultures to film studies and language technology. Approximately 40% of Finnish doctoral dissertations in the humanities are completed at the University of Helsinki. Important values for the examination of doctoral dissertations and Licentiate theses include objectivity, transparency and expertise. The examiners appointed by the Faculty Council are experts in their field and play a key role in assuring the quality of doctoral education at the Faculty.