About Docturne

Docturne – Organization of the doctoral candidates at the Faculty of Education

Docturne shortly

Docturne (registered association) is an independent association for all doctoral candidates in the Faculty of Education in the University of Turku. Docturne focuses on promoting the interest of the doctoral candidates of the faculty, as well as aims to enhance the communality and equality of the doctoral candidates in the faculty. As an inclusive and multicultural association, Docturne was established to represent all the doctoral candidates across language backgrounds, cultures, departments and types of employment.

The values of Docturne

Communality

Docturne aims to support the communality of all doctoral candidates of the Faculty of Education. Nobody should feel left alone, so Docturne aims to offer peer support and social contacts to doctoral candidates throughout their studies.

Equality

A key theme in the work Docturne does is promoting the equality of all doctoral candidates of the Faculty of Education. Our goal is to promote the interest of doctoral students among the other groups of students and/or staff in the faculty. We work towards bringing up the issues doctoral students face during their studies and creating good practices in dealing with the issues together with the faculty and other collaborators.

Inclusiveness

The main principle behind the founding of Docturne was inclusiveness. This means that the association is meant for all doctoral students in the Faculty of Education. As an inclusive and multicultural association, Docturne was established to represent all the doctoral candidates across language backgrounds, cultures, departments and types of employment. We welcome doctoral candidates from the Turku campus as well as our Rauma campus to join!