Professor to receive honorary award from largest academic education in Finland

University of Gloucestershire’s Professor Philip Esler is being honoured by the oldest and largest institution of academic education and research in Finland, as it celebrates a key national anniversary.

Professor Esler, Portland Chair in New Testament Studies within the University’s School of Education and Humanities, is being awarded an honorary doctorate for his contribution to the study of religion and research, by the University of Helsinki’s Faculty of Theology.

He is among only 30 distinguished individuals from around the world upon whom will be conferred honorary doctorates by four faculties at the University of Helsinki, which dates back to 1643, during its Conferment Jubilee celebrations. You can read more about this story on the University website.

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