The internationally esteemed and highly successful Faculty of Educational Sciences in University of Helsinki is Finland’s leading unit of research and teaching in educational sciences and teacher education. The aim of the Faculty’s research and teaching is to optimally realise the cultural and social potential of people for the benefit of individuals and humanity.

The Faculty of Educational Sciences is a dynamic, inspiring and international working and studying environment that has invested in state-of-the-art research and teaching infrastructure. We encourage our staff to make bold and creative decisions while exercising high standards of ethical conduct in research, teaching and community relations.

Our Faculty has approximately 3,000 degree students and 400 members of research and teaching staff. We also offer the studies in education required of subject teachers to some 3,000 students from other faculties. Our education provision includes undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education that qualifies for both specific professions and positions requiring general academic expertise.

Applying for the Title of docent

Upon application, the University may grant the title of docent to an applicant possessing extensive knowledge in his or her field and the ability to conduct independent research as demonstrated by publications or other means as well as good teaching skills.