Professor Hazel Hall appointed Docent at Åbo Akademi University

Professor Hazel Hall has been appointed Docent of Information Studies at Åbo Akademi University

Date posted

21 February 2017

Professor Hazel Hall has been appointed Docent in Information Studies within the Faculty of Social Sciences, Business and Economics, Åbo Akademi, Finland.

Finnish legislation allows universities to award the title of docent to ‘a person who has comprehensive knowledge of his/her own field, a capacity for independent research or artistic work demonstrated through publication or some other manner, and good teaching skills’ (Universities Act, § 89). The scientific competence for a docent is considered to be double that demonstrated in the award of a doctorate, and this is externally assessed by two international experts in the field.

This appointment formalises Hall's long-term relationship with staff in the Faculty of Social Sciences, Business and Economics at Åbo Akademi - and particularly Professor Gunilla Widén, with whom she has collaborated on a number of projects. Hall is looking forward to strengthening further the links between Widén’s research group at Åbo Akademi and her own at Edinburgh Napier University.

For further information please see https://hazelhall.org/2017/02/20/two-new-appointments-fellow-of-the-royal-society-of-edinburgh-and-docent-at-abo-akademi-university/