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: http://www.finlex.fi/en/laki/kaannokset/2009/en20090558.pdf). 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.
17 February 2017
For further details of the appointment please see: https://hazelhall.org/2017/02/20/two-new-appointments-fellow-of-the-royal-society-of-edinburgh-and-docent-at-abo-akademi-university/